KITTERY POINT, ME - Stacey Stein-Taylor, 63, ended her cycle on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. She was at home in Kittery Point, Maine and she was surrounded by her family and friends. Although she was planning to pass the following day, 'a more auspicious day,' she wasn't particularly punctual in life either.
Stacey was born in Brooklyn, on September 8, 1958. She graduated Mepham High School in Bellmore, NY and studied botany at the University of Phoenix (before it was online...)
Stacey's love for travel was realized early as she lived in a Kibbutz at age 16 and subsequently followed around her favorite band, The Grateful Dead. She lived in Hawaii and San Francisco where she had her son, Jesse in 1980. She met Bart Taylor in 1982 in Long Island, NY and everyone moved back to California shortly after. Stacey and Bart were married in Marin County overlooking the giant redwood trees and Pacific Ocean. She continued to travel and spent time with the Maasai in southern Kenya, lived in a Yurt on Mongolia's Gobi plains, and eventually made it to what would be her favorite travel destination of Kathmandu, Nepal (pictured.) She fell in love with the local people and culture and more significantly, the teachings of the Buddha. Her Dharma brought her to travel to Dharamsala, where the spiritual Buddhist leader lives in exile from his native Tibet. To no one's surprise she loved India and spent months traveling coast to coast during her many visits to the country.
While not quite as extensive as her world travel - the family moved around a bit too. They relocated across the country from California to New Hampshire and fell in love with the New England seacoast. Between her travels Stacey worked many jobs and excelled at... most of them. To say she, 'marched to the beat of her own drum,' would be cliche and a total understatement. She 100% danced through life to the tune of her own jam band, definitely Jerry on guitar, but the rhythm section - only she could hear. She lived life to its fullest from the slopes of Mount Tamalpias to those of Mount Everest but most importantly wherever Bart and Jesse were.
Stacey leaves the love of her life, Barton G. Taylor, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. She leaves her son, Jesse and his wife Corina and their children Hailey and Nathan. Her sisters Lesli (Steven) and Cindy (Rob), along with her nieces Jessica (Alon), Remy (David), Samantha (Alex), and Perri. And lastly, her loyal companion Ollie. She was predeceased by her parents Howard and Corynne Stein. The former who gave her the foundations to be kind and compassionate and to love others and put their wellbeing above those of herself. The latter who taught her how to shop and occasionally return if it wasn’t working out.
She will absolutely be missed – but we know she’s a free spirit and this was just but one stop on her infinite journey to end suffering.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ink 4 Pink, (ink4pink.org) – a charity founded by Corina to assist breast cancer survivors (like Corina herself.) Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill, MA. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com
Fare you well, fare you well
We love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock our souls
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