Robert J Dayon

April 29, 1931October 20, 2020

Robert Dayon 1931-2020

Rumford-Robert "Bob" Dayon, 89, of Rumford, Maine, passed peacefully on October 20th, 2020. He was born April 29th, 1931, in Rumford, Maine to Wilfred and Emelia (Richard) Dayon. He married Joyce (Beckwith) Dayon on October 16th, 1951 in Portsmouth, NH. After his first indoor job in the Rumford paper mill, Bob knew he wanted to be outside. He worked his entire life in the logging industry driving his own pulp truck for much of it across the state and beyond. He developed many connections and friendships all over the area which provided ample reasons to “go for a ride” to check in and socialize. Anywhere he went, he would run into someone he knew. Bob enjoyed a good yard sale, BLT’s, and going for an ice cream. He was an outdoorsman, spending many days walking through the woods of Andover, hunting and fishing. He and Joyce enjoyed snowmobiling with their friends for many years. Bob was an avid card player. You could find him playing poker at his weekly card nights with his friends, at the Eagles playing "just a couple hands", skunking his grandchildren in an intense game of cribbage, or attempting to beat Joyce at Rummy or Hand and Foot. Bob often shared stories of how people through the years had helped him out of various predicaments, and he paid it forward to many others including family throughout his life. He was a communicate of the Parish of the Holy Savior as well as member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #1248. He is survived by his sons, Kenn Dayon and wife Linda of Peru, Gregg Dayon and wife Cindy of Lewiston, daughters in heart, Jamie Violette of Waterboro, and Linda Howe of Turner, grandchildren, Troy Dayon and wife Elizabeth of Portsmouth, NH, Adam Dayon of Greenwich, CT, Sara Gordon and husband Gabe of Kennebunk, Kristin Harris and husband Christopher of Dayton, Tristin Dayon of Lewiston, Tasia Dayon of Lewiston, sister Vernice Collette, of Rumford and brother Ron Dayon, of Rumford, as well as 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by the love of his life, Joyce, his parents, brother Hector and sisters, Dorothy "Dot" and Shirley. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Roberts life by visiting his guest book at A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday Oct. 30 at 12 PM at St. John's Church in Rumford, followed by committal at St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of SG Thibault Funeral Home 250 Penobscot St. Rumford 364-4366.


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Margaret Collette

October 30, 2020

God Bless Uncle Bob~
Deepest Sympathies and condolences to Kenny and Greg and their families and extended families...May you Rest in Eternal Peace and Love surrounded by all those who have passed before you. I'm sure Aunt Joyce was thrilled to finally have you with her. My heart, thoughts, prayers and LOVE are with you all.... Kenny, Linda, Jamie, Sara, Kristin, Greg, Cindy, Linda, Troy and Adam. He ADORED his grandchildren and great grandchildren and will watch over you ALWAYS~ I will miss that BIG BOOMING voice and laugh of his. All the Christmas Eve parties and dancing at my parent's house... and trips to Shirley Mills/Greenville with he and Aunt Joyce when I was little... Memories light the corners of my mind~

Bill Mattor

October 27, 2020

Bob sure hauled a lot of wood to the mill. Always enjoyed him coming by and he always new the scoop. One of the good guys for sure.Condolence's to the family. Rest in peace Bob

Tracy Wing

October 27, 2020

Sweet Uncle Bob, I have so many fond memories of you and your antics. You will always be one of my favorite people and will forever hold a special place in my heart. Give Aunt Joyce a hug for me.
Rest Easy,


October 27, 2020


Toni Robertson

October 27, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in such an emotional time. Bob was a kind and dedicated man. Such a pleasure to know and have in our life circle. Bob became part of our world as a trucker for our business Robertson Logging and then a friend to our family. My husband Les had deep regard for Bob and an appreciation of the man he was. Those feelings were certainly mutual. Bless you all. Toni Child Robertson

Steve Perry

October 26, 2020

Your booming voice saying “Stevie!”
Your strong handshake and kind eyes.
Your amazing (to me) pulp truck.
A few memories of you.

To me, you were always an example of quiet kind strength. We didn’t talk much, but when we did talk, I could tell that you were genuinely interested and cared.

At a family event not too long ago, you spent time looking at photos from the past, memories of people and places and events in your life. Seeing you standing there alone made me remember Aunt Joyce, and wish you two could be together again. That day has come, and I am glad that you are not suffering or hurting any more.

Love you, Uncle Bob !!!

Geneva Beckwith

October 24, 2020

Uncle Bob, We will miss your teasing and comments that always made us laugh. We know you are at peace and with Auntie Joyce. You have wanted to be with her since she passed. We have so many memories of you laughing and joking with us. Our mustard fight, the day that you made the hole in Tracy's favorite pants bigger. We all thought that was funny except her. We will keep you in our hearts forever. Love you. Norman, Geneva, Stephanie & family and Tracy & family.