George Taylor

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Heritage Park Baptist Church
129 Lexington St
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States


11:45 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of George H. Taylor

George H. Taylor, 89, a beloved husband, father, friend and longtime resident of Waltham, passed away on December 6, 2022.

George was born in Boston the son of the late Claude and Gertrude (MacKinnon) Taylor. He grew up in Revere and would meet his future wife Ruth (Quinn) Taylor in the halls of Revere High School. After graduating, George joined the Navy.  

 After earning his honorable discharge from the Navy, George enrolled and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, a field in which he excelled. His career began at Mass Electric, which later became National Grid, where he worked until his retirement. Not one to be idle, George continued to stay active by becoming a contractor with National Grid and also assisted his son-in-law with cabinet refacing.

Throughout his life, George exemplified the qualities of a devoted family man. While working full-time, he spent his evenings caring for his daughters as his wife worked nights, his sweet tooth was always celebrated and desert was his most favorite part of any meal with his girls. He maintained an orderly and pristine household, and his ability to fix anything was legendary. 

George shared a deep passion for sailing with his wife. Together, they progressed through three sailboats; “Playmate,” “Anticipation,” and “Act 3.” As members of the Bristol Yacht Club, they enjoyed sailing adventures with three other couples, frequently traveling to Cuttyhunk and Newport, where George owned a mooring. There was never a weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day that was missed on the boat.

In addition to sailing, George enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid fan of football, hockey, basketball and baseball. His love for sports was something he shared with his family, especially his grandchildren, who adoringly referred to him as “Papa.” George was a constant presence in their lives, attending their every sporting event and activity. Sunday dinners were a cherished tradition, often culminating in watching a football game together.

He was predeceased by his brother, Billy Taylor, and sisters, Beverly Mosher and Loretta Brock.

George is survived by his loving wife Ruth J. Taylor of Waltham, adoring children Tricia Law and her husband Andy of Tucson, AZ and Jaime Princiotta and her husband David of Burlington, MA, his grandchildren, Pamela Princiotta, Adam Princiotta, Jodi Princiotta, Nathan Law and his wife Jean and Robert Law and his wife Paige, greatgrandchildren, Xerxes, Xyriel, Juniper and Sebastian Law as well as several nieces, nephews and countless friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his name.

George’s Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10am at Heritage Park Baptist Church, 129 Lexington Street, Burlington MA.  Burial will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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