Charles S. Taylor
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI
Charles S. Taylor, 70, of North Stonington, beloved husband of 19 years to Elizabeth (Field) Taylor, passed away at L&M Hospital in New London on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Born in Westerly, he was predeceased by his parents Leland (Ted) and Mary Taylor, sister Janet Dobson and her husband Herb.
Charles loved to fly. He got his pilot's license at age 16 and worked as a Corporate Pilot for many years. He was instrumental in establishing the Westerly High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and served as its first President for 6 years. The fund awards scholarships to graduates of Westerly H.S. pursuing careers in the trades. He was an accomplished carpenter, enjoyed golf and riding his Harley.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Kristine deMello, son-in-law Brian and grandsons Kaleb and Seth of N. Stonington; daughter Susan Krysinski; sister Jean Browning of San Antonio, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, R.I. on Friday Dec. 9th at 11a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to WHS Alumni Scholarship Fund (WASFI), 39 Spruce St, Westerly, R.I. 02891. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, Westerly is handling the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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Published by The Westerly Sun from Dec. 6, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Jer. 29: 11,12 brings you comfort during this difficult time.
January 4, 2017
Being a drum teacher, performer & clinician I'll always remember Charlie when I lived in Westerly. I send my deepest condolences to his family & friends. He isn't suffering any more.
Raymond Steadman
January 2, 2017
Janet, Jeanne, the Luzzi twins, Betty---we all grew up on upper High Street. Charlie was there, but a little younger so that he kind of got lost in the shuffle of us girls. But when I bumped into Charlie years later, I was so surprised at the wonderful man he had become. He was pleasant, upbeat, made me feel he was so happy to meet again. As another guest said, he was a renaissance man, who took much from life in the way of his many experiences and gave back a hundredfold. We were so fortunate to have Charlie in our midst. My condolences to his family. May he now rest in eternal peace and joy.
Carolyn Longolucco
December 13, 2016
Charlie was truly a renaissance man. What energy and vitality, and joi de vivre! Beth, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Louise Boudreau
December 12, 2016
To the Taylor family,
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. I worked for him for a short period of time some years ago. He was always smiling and an upbeat person with a great personality. I had seen him this past summer working on a mutual friends house and we chatted a bit about the past.
My condolences to all of the family at this difficult time.
May he rest in peace with The Lord and his Saviour.
Walter Sheldon Jr.
December 10, 2016
Dear Elizabeth and Family,

Suzanne and I were so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was a good man and we will miss him. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences are with all of you.
Suzanne and Stu Marvin
December 9, 2016
My sincere condolences to Charlie's family. We knew each other since childhood (my grandmother and his mother were friends) and we went through high school together. Charlie was a really nice guy, who will be missed by all who knew him.
Martha Jacques
December 7, 2016
Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Charlie. Charlie was an amazing man and he will be sadly missed. He was a pleasure to work with every day. His smile and laugh could brighten the room. We have lost a good man, RIP Charlie. From all of us at the City of Groton/Groton Utilities.
Dawn Renaldi
December 7, 2016
Dear Family,

We are very sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. He was a great guy. I am proud to call him a friend. We shared many happy times in high school, Rotary and flying around the country in a Citation Jet. With Charlie, the glass was always half full! The world is certainly a little sadder without him in it.

We send our prayers and sincere condolences.
Hal & Julie Panciera
December 6, 2016
My sincere condolences to the Taylor family. I have known Charlie all of my life and I pray that he is finally at rest after the courageous battle that he fought. May God have Mercy on his Soul and may he rest in the Peace of Christ.
Michael Dipollino
December 6, 2016
It is often said that a man's value is not measured by his material wealth but by his accomplishments in life. Charlie certainly accomplished a lot. As a past co-worker I enjoyed my time working with Charlie and as a friend I appreciated his friendship.

Benjamin Ragsdale
December 2, 2016
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