Roberta D. Hayer

CASCO — Roberta D. Hayer, 74, of Casco died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Bridgton Health Care Center in Bridgton surrounded by her loving family following a long and courageous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

She was born in Westbrook on Aug. 5, 1937, the daughter of the late Romeo and Lillian (Larrivee) Harvey. Growing up in Westbrook, she married Francis W. Hayer in 1957. She went on to work at several area retail stores including Saunders Brothers Dowel Mill. In 1970, the family moved to Casco to a home that was constructed by her husband, family members and friends. She went on to work many years at Sebago Moc in Bridgton while raising her beloved family. She enjoyed the outdoors including fishing, camping and the beach.

She shared 48 years of marriage with the late Francis W. Hayer, who died in 2005.

Family members include a son, Gary Hayer of Standish; two daughters, Cindy Gedney of Naples and Vickie Hayer of Merced, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Harvey of South China; a sister, Marcia Lally of Burlington, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will follow the service in the St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook. For online condolences, please visit the funeral home website at

If desired, donations may be made to: The Bridgton Health Care Activities Fund, attn: Dea Dea Robbins, 186 Portland Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.

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