David J.'s Story
David J. Taylor, 55, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
He was born in Gloucester on January 2, 1962, son of George W. Taylor and the late Nina M. (Randazza) Taylor.
In the past he worked as a fisherman out of New Bedford, and most recently as a handyman. David had a passion for nature and the outdoors and a great love for all animals. He took joy in walking on the beach with Pam and the dogs, Emma and Elle. He also enjoyed tending to his garden, cooking, and had a great talent and an eye for art, making seashell and sea glass mandala plates. He was an avid sports fan of the Bruins and the Patriots.
He loved his hometown of Gloucester and volunteered at the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative to help others. He was considered a guardian angel and advocate for the sick and suffering. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his daughter, Tanya M. Taylor of Buxton, Maine; his father, George W. Taylor of Gloucester; his two sisters, Joyce Lewis and Lori Garces and her husband, Juan, all of New Hampshire; his brother, George Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Debbie of Ipswich; his loving companion, Pam Bradley of Gloucester; and many, many friends.
His memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Avenue, Gloucester on Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Cape Ann Animal Aid Association, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester.
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James C. Greely Funeral Service