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John Taylor

1949 - 2013 CUMMINGTON John Richard Taylor, a proud, lifelong resident of Cummington, lost a long battle with illness and passed away Aug. 13, surrounded by family. John worked faithfully as a construction supervisor for J.H. Maxymillian for 45 years. He was a fun-loving guy with a unique sense of humor and a knack for coining hilarious and mildly abusive nicknames for people. John was a serious sports fan and was always loyal to the home team. He was crafty and skilled in many pursuits. Despite his efforts to hide it, John had a sensitive and loving soul. He loved music and dancing and socializing, had a great deep singing voice and could always be counted on to close the party down. He was an awesome card player. John was proud of his family and took every opportunity to brag of them to friends, acquaintances and strangers. John was a 1968 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School. He loved being the star pitcher for the Cummington Men's Softball Team for many years. John leaves behind three daughters, Jessica Taylor of South Hadley, Krista Brouillard of Cummington and Katherine Taylor of South Hadley, and his two beloved grandsons, Jackson Brouillard and Augustus Taylor. He also leaves his lifelong friend and mother of his children, Jeanne Taylor of Holyoke. John is survived by his sister, Joan Strong and her husband, Ernest, of Cummington; his niece, Sharon Cunningham and her two sons, also of Cummington, and his nephew, Ryan Strong of Delmar, N.Y.; his brother-in-law, Gary Granger of Worthington; his nephew, Richard Granger of Worthington, Richard's three children, and his nephew, Chad Granger of Pittsfield. He also leaves behind many in-laws and dear, close friends. John was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Barbara Taylor of Cummington, and by his big sister, Connie Granger of Worthington. FUNERAL NOTICE: John's family invite friends, loved ones, and buddies to come celebrate John's life, remember, and reminisce. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the AHEARN FUNERAL HOME, 783 Bridge Road, Northampton. The funeral will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Village Congregational Church, 32 Main St. Cummington. Donations in John's memory may be made to Jackson and Augustus College Fund through Florence Savings Bank.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 19, 2013
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