FAIRFIELD, ME—William E. Hapworth Sr., known to many as “Hap” “Ernie” “Happy” and “Ernest”, 84, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, ME.\r\n\r\nHe was born in Waterville, ME on October 8, 1933, the son of the late Howard C. and Fanny L. (Hustus) Hapworth.\r\n\r\nFollowing his schooling, Ernest served with the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a very hard working man who really enjoyed working and providing for his family. He was working fulltime for Flood Brothers Dairy Farm just two months before his death. In his younger years, he was a self-employed dairy farmer, operating Happy Acres Dairy. He also owned and operated a trucking company, Happy Acres Dairy & Sons Trucking. His employment also included working for W.S. Pillsbury and Hammond Tractor.\r\n\r\nHap was also very dedicated to several organizations including the Masons, Shriners, and in his younger years, was a member of the Fairfield Center Volunteer Fire Dept. One of his greatest passions was flying his own planes. He owned and flew many over the years. He would often fly to remote destinations up North to go ice fishing. \r\n\r\nBesides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Powers; and his daughter in law, Delia Hapworth.\r\n\r\nHap will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jackie (Ronco) Hapworth; his children, Patti White and her husband, Tom of Fairfield, ME, Cindy White of Winslow, ME, William E. Hapworth Jr. of Fairfield, ME, and Howard C. Hapworth II and his wife, Tara Grignon of Fairfield, ME; his sister, Alison Roberts and her husband, Dana of Winthrop, ME; his grandson, Jason White and his wife, Tammy of Fairfield, ME; his great granddaughter, Izabella White of Fairfield, ME; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the Flood Brothers Dairy Farm and family for allowing Ernest to work, stay active, and to continue to have purpose in his life. He loved working on the farm.\r\n\r\nPer his request, all services will be private.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please make a donation in William’s memory to the charity of your choice.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME.