Richard W. Taylor

Born: Thu., Dec. 9, 1937
Died: Sun., May 14, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: James E Kellett and Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: James E Kellett and Son Funeral Home

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Richard Wood Taylor, 79, of Upton, MA, died Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was the husband of the late Patricia Eleanor (Smith) Taylor. He was born in Milford, MA, son of the late Robert and Viola (Hensel) Taylor.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He first worked as a machinist at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale, MA. He then worked for Canusa in Milford, MA, and for Gerrity Lumber in Hopedale, MA.

He enjoyed cooking, watching sports, old westerns and war movies, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Richard is survived by four children: Janine Farrar and her husband George of Charlton, MA; Kyle Taylor and his wife Kit of Watsonville, CA; Danielle Gain and her husband Bill of Mendon, MA; Shannon Taylor of Sterling, MA; six grandchildren: Paul Farrar, Monique Farrar, Joshua Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Julie Watson, and Benjamin Watson; two great grandchildren; and five siblings: Dorothy Look, Ann Cancellieri, Nancy Ross, Ronald Taylor, and Elaine Bentley. He was predeceased by his son Mark Taylor, and by two siblings: Robert Taylor, Jr., and Jean Grey.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the James E. Kellett and Son Funeral Home, 21 West St., Milford, MA. Calling hours are Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:00–10:30 a.m., followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. A private burial will commence at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Taylor’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Research, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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Joe O'Neill
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
My condolences to Janine and her extended family. I di not have the pleasure of know Richard, but from the details he appears to have been an outstanding Father , husband and patriot - another one of of the greatest generation passed on.
You are in our thoughts and prayers .

Tammy Lizotte
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Danielle I'm so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers!

Gail Catanese and Family
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Dear Danielle and Family,
We're just so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. We know he will be missed and that life for you will never be normal again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Joel Gendler
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
I was saddened to hear of your loss, Shannon and Brian, and I know this must be a difficult time for you and your family. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet your father, but it is touching to read here what people are saying, and to read about his life. Please know we are here for you!

Tracy Vancelette
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Shannon and Family...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this tough time. He will always be remembered and will remain in your hearts forever!

David LeBlanc
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Shannon and Family,

Our sincere condolences on your loss. Cherish the memories that you shared while he was here.

Dan Courtney
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Shannon and family,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. I hope that fond and loving memories help sustain you through this difficult time.

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