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Lester Harry Taylor Jr, husband of Gilda (Jill) Edith Taylor, passed away from complications due to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the hospital Sunday morning September 5th.
Les was born February 11, 1940 in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Lester and Mafalda (Codespoti) Taylor. He grew up in Revere, MA, and graduated from Revere High School. Les proudly served his country in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1961. He went on to Salem State University where he completed his Undergraduate and Master's Degree in Education.
Les and Jill lived in Middleton where they raised their children John and Diane. Les worked as a teacher at West Middle School in Andover and left a lasting impression on many students in 25+ years of teaching. He loved his Catholic faith, attending mass and reading the Bible. Les and Jill loved to travel to National Parks, Red Sox Spring Training and South Bend to watch Notre Dame’s spring game. He loved Notre Dame Football – Boston sports – but most of all he loved his wife, his children and 7 grandkids. He was a fixture at local rinks, fields and any activity his grandkids Gwen, Brady and Ryan were involved in. He’ll be missed by the many families and acquaintances he made over the years for his kind smile and encouraging words. He loved his annual trips to New Mexico to visit his daughter Diane, her husband Ben and their 4 boys Preston, Ethan, Riley & Royce in Pueblo of Santa Clara New Mexico. He loved spending time on the reservation exploring their culture and Native American traditions.
In addition to his wife Jill, Les is survived by his son John Taylor, his wife Lynne Bozzi Taylor and their children Gwen, Brady and Ryan, and Diane (Taylor) Chavarria, her husband Ben Chavarria and their children Preston, Ethan, Riley and Royce. Les was predeceased by his brother John and sisters Cynthia and Ellie. He’s survived by sister Paula, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 13th from 4-8pm at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Rt 114, Middleton, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Les on Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Agnes Parish, Middleton. Kindly meet at the church. Burial with military honors at Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Les’s name to the New England Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: LLS - New England, P. O. Box 22471, New York, NY 10087-2471. To share a condolence kindly visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.
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NE Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PO BOX 22471, New York NY 10087-2471