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January 4, 1930 - March 7, 2015
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Mary L Taylor, 85, former life long resident of Holliston, passed away peacefully March 7, 2015 in Orlando FL. She was the loving wife of Robert S. Taylor (RS Taylor Roofing Co) who passed in 2006. She will be forever cherished by her daughters and their husbands Sue and Tom Liberatore of Bellingham, Dianne Taylor and Salvatore Tafuri of Orlando FL, and her granddaughter Jamie Liberatore of RI.
Mary enjoyed a generous life in her home built by her late husband. Prior to marrying, she was employed as an operator with the phone company. She handled the business aspect of the roofing company. Together, they shared many years of love and happiness. They enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, a hobby she continued after the loss of her husband. She took great pleasure from her walks visiting with neighbors and time spent with long-time friends . Mary was a compassionate animal lover, providing home for many stray cats and adopting through local shelters. Any creature small or large was welcomed at her back door. She always enjoyed browsing through local antique/vintage shops and yard sales and was well known in the Holliston shops.
Mary born in Boston, is survived by her sisters, Gloria Chaloux of NH, Margaret Hardy of Framingham, her brothers Jean Gawalt of HI, Gerard Gawalt of VA, MaryAnn Gawalt RI, and her many nephews and nieces. Predeceased, her sister Rose Burke and brother John Gawalt. Mary was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Gawalt.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 1100am – 1200pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington Street. Immediately following will be a private burial at Lake Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting donations be made to Purr-Fect Cat Shelter, PO Box 548 Medway, MA 02053