, Salem, MA

March 6, 2014

David M. Hayford, 60

Portland, ME — David Michael Hayford, formerly of Danvers, MA, 60, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Maine Medical Center with his family/friends by his side, as a result of complications from a recent surgery and a long courageous battle with cancer.

Dave was born in Salem, MA, on August 29, 1953, the only son of Elizabeth F. (Yonge) Hayford and Edmund Hayford. He graduated from Danvers High School, North Shore Community College and Salem State College. Dave worked at Hotwatt in Danvers for nearly 30 years.

Surviving are Dave’s loving wife, Karen Mills; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Annie and Bruce Miller; father-in-law, Donald Mills Sr.; brother-in-law, James Mills, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Kim Mills, and Donnie and Karen Mills. Dave is also survived by his Aunt Dorothy Ellison of New Durham, NH and Uncle Dick Ashley of Middleton, MA and many cousins in Maine, NH, Mass., Idaho and North Carolina. Also surviving, last but not least, is his favorite buddy, Moose.

Visiting hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland on Sunday, March 9, with a celebration of life following at the Clairon Hotel on Congress Street, in Portland, Maine. Please bring your favorite memory of David. Another celebration of life will be in Old Orchard Beach, Maine this summer, the date to be announced. To see the full obituary, please go to