Anthony C. Taylor

Nov 03, 2017
Anthony Taylor

Tewksbury, Mass. — Anthony Charles Taylor died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital at the age of 70. Born in Hollis Nov. 1, 1946, he was the son of Carleton L. Taylor and Thelma (Kimball) Taylor,formerly of Union, who predeceased him.

Anthony, a devoted father, grandfather and friend had a way of showing sincere interest in the accomplishments, challenges, joys and sorrows of people he knew. Always a role model for the power of positive thinking and decency, Anthony was adored by everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed.

In his early life, Anthony grew up in Hollis Center and then Union, where he graduated from high school in 1964. He served in the Air Force and was stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam, during the Vietnam Conflict. In his early career, Anthony was with the Maine State Prison as the hospital administrator. Prior to his retirement, he spent most of his career as a property manager in Portland, Boston and Washington D.C.

Anthony enjoyed travel and adventure. Throughout his life, he was able to visit and spend time living in several places across the country, including Florida, New Orleans, New Mexico and Washington, D.C. He accumulated a number of close friends throughout the years. Upon his retirement, he settled in Tewksbury, Mass., to be close to his children and grandchildren.

Anthony was also an accomplished writer. He was extremely articulate, humorous and passionate. His eloquent stories and witty anecdotes will be missed.

Anthony is survived by his son Bruce Taylor and wife Stacey of Tewksbury, Mass., his son Corey Taylor and fiancée Kellie Severy of Conway, N.H.; daughter Katherine “Tricia” Nicholas and her companion, Steven McDonagh, of Tewksbury, Mass.; his eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Deborah (Debbie) Farley with her husband, George; brother Dennis Taylor with his wife, Jenn; his “adopted brother,” Dale Whitaker, with his partner, Chris Shott; several nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends he cherished.

There will be a celebration of Anthony’s life Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gorham at Spire 29 on the Square. Friends and family are welcome to gather and share stories in his memory. Anthony’s final place of rest will be Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

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