WARREN — Lillian Taylor, 71, passed away on Sept. 20 at her home in Warren with her family after a long battle with breast cancer.
Born Sept. 3, 1951, in Wilmington, Del., Lillian was the daughter of Catherine and Herman Heck. She grew up in the Catholic Church with a full household of siblings, and as a teenager she spent all of her babysitting money on Beatles albums. Her favorite was Paul and she was a lifelong fan.
In 1970, she met the love of her life, her husband Nelson, and they made their home in Delaware with their two daughters, Sharon and Melissa. In addition to being an amazing mother and wife, Lil worked for Corporation Trust Company, ran a daycare from her home for years, and spent many years at Bright Horizons childcare both in Delaware and Maine where she impacted the lives of many children. She spent the last 20 years of her life in Maine where she made many new friends who loved her and helped raise her grandchildren.
Throughout her lifetime Lil was a very creative woman and loved making everything from candy and cakes to Christmas ornaments and paintings. Her last creative project was a book she
had written for her children at daycare which she always hoped to publish in collaboration with her friends Leslie and Lisa.
Lil was predeceased by her mother and father, Catherine and Herman Heck; and her sisters Madeline Hogue and Dorothy Hilliard. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Nelson Taylor; daughters Sharon Tinch and her husband Denton and Melissa Compton and her husband Michael; granddaughters Jenna Taylor, Alexandria Tinch, and Cecilia Tinch; sister Kay Pollinger and brother Herman Heck; and many nieces and nephews who loved her, along with her cat Sophia.
A small family service will be held to honor her.
The family requests that donations in Lillian’s name be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000,  Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142, a charity that meant a lot to Lil.
Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 78 Main Street, Thomaston, ME has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences please visit Lillian’s book of memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.