ANDOVER – Mrs. Barbara M. Hayden, 86, died Sunday Sept. 12, 2021, at her residence in East Andover. Born in Rumford, on May 25, 1935, she was a daughter of Lester and Muriel (Leach) Farrington. Barbara was a graduate of Andover High School class of 1952 and attended the University of Maine in Orono. She worked for Comsat in Andover as an office manager until her retirement. Barbara was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, she was a Trustee for the Andover Public Library and she loved to feed the deer. Barbara was married in in Rumford Point on June 4, 1977, to Freeman Hayden who died in East Andover on Nov. 27, 2000. She is survived by a son, Lester Richardson and wife Patty of East Andover, daughters, Joan Richardson of Charlestown, N.H., and Kathy Richardson and companion David Percival of Andover, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, John Richardson. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at Funeral services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276.Those who desire may contribute to the Andover Public Library 46 Church St.Andover, ME 04216 in her memory.

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