Fred W. Bayley

SCARBOROUGH – Fred W. Bayley, 83, passed away on Feb. 26, 2021. Born on Nov. 17, 1937, Fred was the son of Russ and Bessie Bayley. He was a graduate of Scarborough High School, class of 1956. Fred started clamming at the age of 7, lobstering by the age of 10. After lobstering, Fred went to Commercial Dragging for all types of fish and fished aboard the fishing vessels Kathleen M., Kathleen and Julie 11, and Kathleen and Julie 111. These were the state of the art high-liners on the East Coast. He owned various lobster boats, tuna boats and trawlers all of his life. Fred and Kathleen built and established the Bayley’s Campground in 1970, which became one of the largest camping resorts on the East Coast. Later on, they developed the Bayley Hill Deer and Elk Farm, with one of the finest herds in the country. ln the late ’70s, he cleared the fields for farming and built their homestead by using the trees from his land on Ross Road. Fred set up a sawmill on their land in order to mill the lumber to build their home and all of the buildings in the campground. Fred’s mind was creative and always full of new ideas. He was not the type of man who would take “NO” for an answer. “CAN’T” was not in his vocabulary. Those who knew and loved Fred said he was not a man who loved federal and state government, and the lack of common sense it displayed. Family would say he definitely was not a rule follower. He had his own way of getting things done. His many years of fishing led him to many great places. The family loved Treasure Cay in the Bahamas, where he loved to visit and fish with his son, Tom. They vacationed there in the winters, which gave the family many years full of wonderful friendships and irreplaceable memories.lt was hard to keep up with Fred and his new ideas and new passions. Fred’s love for flying led to his ownership of three planes. He eventually built an air strip, at his home. Kathleen knew there was no way of stopping Fred of getting something done once he put his mind to it. He was a man of few words and you always knew where you stood with Fred. Although he had few words to say, his accomplishments said it all.He had a tender heart for his family. He lost his son, Todd, in 1978, which weighed heavily on him. He celebrated his son’s life by building a dedication in his son’s memory, Todd S. Bayley for ducks unlimited, which boarders the Little River where Todd loved to fish and hunt. He donated the land to the state of Maine in memory of his son. Family was always extremely important to him. Fred and Kathleen were a team of tenacity and strength. Fred had a very special place in his heart for Kathleen. ln his earlier years, Fred would row across the river from Pine Point to Black Point to see Kathleen. His love and dedication for her was a special bond that very few get to experience . Fred had a quiet side of him that led him to create a legacy for his lifetime, a love for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There is so much to say about Fred. He was an amazing man, one of a kind. Respected by all and loved by many, he did more in his life than others could even dream of.Fred was a member of the Maine Lobsterman’s Association, Maine Campground Association and New England Fisheries CouncilFred was predeceased by his son, Todd S. Bayley; his parents, Russ and Bessie Bayley; and his grandparents, Stephen E. Bayley and Ella Knight Bayley. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen M. Libby Bayley, married 64 years and were high school sweethearts; his brother, Stanley Bayley; son, Thomas R. Bayley and daughter-in-law Jamie M. Bayley, daughter, Julie A. Bayley; grandson Gaelan Bayley and wife Leah Bayley, great-grandchildren, Lyle and Gaelan Jr.; granddaughter, Ashley Bayley, great granddaughter Sofia Dahlquist; grandson, Troy Pelletier, granddaughter McKayla Cahill, Allison Cahill Bayley; great-granddaughter, Alexa Moreau; and several nieces and nephews. Fred had many friends and extended family. Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.hobbsfh.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to theMaine Veterans Home,290 U.S. Route One,Scarborough, ME 04074in Fred’s memory.

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