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Obituary: Mary E. Taylor

Mary E. Taylor, 84, passed away Sept. 27, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1925 in NYC to the late Thomas F. Egan and Margaret M. Bender Egan. She graduated from the Dominican Academy in 1943 and the School of Business at Columbia University in 1947.

Mary married Edward A. Taylor in 1948 and lived in Plandome, NY for 40 years where she was involved with the School Community Association (SCA), a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and a member of North Hempstead Country Club where she enjoyed golf and tennis.

Mary and Edward moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL in 1993 and volunteered at the Ponte Vedra Library and the Mayo Clinic for many years. In 2001 they moved to Glenmoor Retirement Community and became parishioners at Our Lady of Good Council Roman Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

Mary is survived by sons, Edward C. (Maura) Taylor of Westbury, NY and James D. (Deann) Taylor of Cranford, NJ; daughter, Margaret T. (Bruce) Horton of Greenwood Lake, NJ; grandchildren, Morgan, Evan and Emily Taylor, Melissa Horton (Jeremiah) Bonner, Amy Horton, Clinton J. and Nicholas J. Taylor; great grandchildren, Kaylin Ann and Cadence Taylor Bonner; brother, Thomas F. (Cathy) Egan of Port Washington; brother-in-law, John J. Taylor of CA; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Edward A. Taylor in 2005.

A memorial service with an inurnment will be held in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Rd, Jax., FL 32224, Glenmoor Scholarship Fund, 230 Towerview Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092 or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 910 Blackford St., Chattanooga, TN 37402. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services were under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.