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John N. Taylor, Sr.

September 17, 1928 — June 8, 2024

John N. Taylor, Sr., 95, of North Providence, died on June 8, 2024 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Frances M. (Turcotte) Taylor.  Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Richard and Loretta (Miller) Taylor.

John was raised in Somerville, where he was actively involved with the Somerville Recreation Department.  He earned the distinction of “Triple Eagle”, graduating from Boston College High School, Boston College, and Boston College Law School.  He also served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.   He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan, as part of the Counterintelligence Corps.  

John worked as an adjuster in the insurance Industry for 40 years before retiring.  He also was the owner of Wayne Wong Ski Club for youth, serving both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

He was an active parishioner of St. Augustine’s Church, where he also taught CCD and was Scoutmaster for Pack 76, St. Augustine’s.  He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Council.

In his spare time, John enjoyed having coffee with friends at Dunkin Donuts, spending summers with his family at Lake Winnipesaukee, and driving by the Rhode Island seashore.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, John N. Taylor, Jr. and James W. Taylor and 18 nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Richard and Robert Taylor.

His funeral will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10 am from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Augustine’s Church, Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Calling hours Thursday 4-7 pm.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diocese of Providence Catholic Charity Appeal, Stewardship and Development Office, One Cathedral Sq., Providence, RI 02903.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Friday, June 14, 2024

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301 S County Trail, Exeter, RI 02822

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