HAVERHILL - Thomas Francis Taylor of Bradford, MA and formally of North Adams, MA passed away peacefully at his home on April 9, 2022 at the age of 73. He was born on November 2, 1948 to Martin and Miriam Taylor of North Adams, MA.
He is survived by his partner of over 23 years Christine Eves, his daughter Julie Maida and son-in-law Nick Maida. He was the proud grandfather to Corinne-Marie Allen, Nicholas Maida Jr. and Jordan Maida. Mr. Taylor is also survived by his siblings Mark Taylor (Nancy) of Laconia, NH, Anne Racine (Ronald) of North Adams, MA, Martha Rockenstire (Robert) of Gambrills, MD, Samuel Taylor of Scotia, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Hugh Taylor.
Tom enjoyed sharing stories about growing up in North Adams, and reminiscing about “the good ol’ days” with family and friends. He treasured the relationships and memories that he built there; especially his friendship with John Howland (deceased). He looked forward to breakfast on Saturday mornings with his buddies, and his daughter and granddaughter looked forward to their regular phone calls about everything and nothing at all.
His wisdom and natural ability to put most anything into perspective served as an anchor for his partner Christine, his daughter Julie, and granddaughter Corinne. He was their rock. His words provided comfort in times of need, and his unconditional love and acceptance offered safe space for all who knew him. His collection of random facts, true and sometimes altered for his own enjoyment, made him a fantastical father and grandfather. His awkward, one-handed hugs will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to enjoy them.
Tom was a Naval veteran who served in the Vietnam war, and went on to graduate from Bentley College. He retired as a financial officer for Nutter McClennan & Fish. He spent many (very) early mornings at the gym, and he enjoyed hiking and long bike rides. He was an avid skier, and spent many vacations exploring the Alps and various European destinations. He and his life partner Christine enjoyed golfing together, going out to eat, fun on the beach, and spending quality time with their friends and loved ones. Tom was an incredible human being, a loyal friend, and devoted family man. His infectious laughter (saved only for genuine hilarity) provided a sense of pride to all who provoked it. He had the most amazing sense of humor, and time with him was never wasted.
He will be missed more than words will ever express.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Services with Catholic Funeral Rites following at 12:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Please join the family after the service at Joseph's Trattoria, 145 Oxford Avenue, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.st.jude.org. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com
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