Barbara H. Frye, 81

Barbara H. Frye

Barbara H. Frye

LEVANT & WESTBROOK — Barbara H. Frye, 81, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her home in Levant.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1932 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Walter and Hortense (Glazier) Haycock. She was also the stepdaughter of Jeannette Haycock.

Barbara attended Portland schools in her youth, and later was a 1996 graduate of Westbrook High School.

She was a former member of the Westbrook Memorial Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Tuesday Night Ladies bowling league of Scarborough. She had a passion for photography, ceramics and playing beano.

Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portland and attended the Bangor Assembly of God Church where she was known as “The Hugger.”

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Frederick E. Frye; a son, Gary A. Frye of Portland; daughters, Shirley A. Simmons of Levant, Doreen L. Harmon of East Baldwin, Nancy L. Butts of Gorham and Raeanne Burgess of Buxton; brothers, Walter C. Haycock of Westbrook, Bruce Haycock of Saco and Stanley Haycock of Raymond; sisters, Dawn M. Dunn of Westbrook, Irene O’Donnell of Cape Elizabeth and Norma Glen of New Hampshire; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren with another one expected in November.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her daughter, Mary J. Frye in 1956; son, Robert W. Frye in 1958; and brothers, Hollis and Sidney Procter.

Visiting hours were held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Portland, 360 Canco Road, Portland. A funeral service was held at the church following visitation at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Village Cemetery in Gray. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Online condolences may be expressed at

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