Wayne Gerald Lyford

August 28, 1947
- April 04, 2010

PORTLAND - Wayne Gerald Lyford, 62, went to be with the Lord, Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. He was born Aug. 28, 1947, in Milo, a son of the late Merle and Jennie Lyford. Wayne graduated from Milo High School and later attended the University of Southern Maine. Wayne married his best friend, Cindy Main, Jan. 7, 1984. Wayne retired from New England Telephone, now Fairpoint, after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a longtime member of Winslow Baptist Church and played a very active role there. Church and God played a large role in Wayne's life. His greatest enjoyment in life was his family. Wayne was very active in his children's lives, he attended all of their events, from soccer and basketball games, gymnastics, dance recitals and much more. He was also there for his wife and children. Wayne also enjoyed family time with his brothers and sisters, playing cards with his brothers and big family get-togethers. Wayne was very much a hard worker and an extremely loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had strong values and great ethics, which he has passed on to the very many people that he has touched throughout his life. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Cindy Lyford; his seven children, Josh Lyford and wife, Denise, of California, Tho Fournier and husband, David, Duy, Hanh, Jordan, Janelle and Tram Lyford; four grandchildren, Braeden, Tracey, CJ and Isabelle; his four sisters and four brothers, Roberta Thulin and husband, Don, of Virginia, Bea Knowles and husband, Reggie, Peggy Valvo and husband, Bob, of Connecticut, Joyce Carlson of Massachusetts, Ronnie Lyford and wife, Lottie, Stanley Lyford and wife, Nadine, Dave Lyford and wife, Lettie, and Jack Lyford and wife, Lynn; sister-in-law, Connie Lyford; as well as many special nieces and nephews, especially his niece who was like a sister, Laurel. Also surviving him are his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Richard Maschino; many other special in-laws and close friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Austin and Donald. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Winslow Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to send contributions in Wayne's memory may do so to Aid for Kids, Special Fund, 18 Market St., Houlton, ME 04730.

Published in Bangor Daily News on April 8, 2010

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