Boston, ME - Harold Roscoe Fairfield, 77, of Yarmouth, ME died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, MA due to heart complications. He had been an LVAD heart pump recipient in 2014.
Born May 2, 1942 in Radford, Virginia he was the first of eight children of Philip and Louise Wright Fairfield. He graduated in 1960 from Kennebunk High school and went on to Bryant and Stratton School of Business in Boston where he received his associate’s degree.
He served in the military and rose to the rank of Sargent in the Army. He was employed for 30 years at USF&G as an insurance auditor and founded the Maine Auditors Association. Among the clubs with which he was affiliated were the Yarmouth Jaycees and was a past officer in the Casco Bay Power Squadron.
Until his illness, he was a member of the Yarmouth Amvets. In later years, he participated in the role of a Hunter Safety Instructor in Maine. He loved boating, photography, building model boats and planes, was a civil war buff having visited many battlefields, enjoyed cruising and was an accomplished gunsmith. He also liked woodcarving, loved the Maine Woods, and was fortunate to go on three Moose Hunts with close friends.
Survivors include his wife Fran Fairfield, son Michael Leonard, 4 brothers Edward and his wife Martha, James and his wife Penny, Kenneth and Wife Margery and John with his partner Edski and one sister Betty Lou Townsend and husband Glenn and one Brother in-law Chris Gould and several cousins, nieces and nephews and close friends.
He is predeceased by Margery Fairfield Gould and Joseph Fairfield. A celebration of life to be held at a later date this Fall.
He loved animals and donations may be made to a local Animal Refuge League or shelter of your choice.