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AUBURN, NH/DERRY, NH: Robert L. Taylor, 81, of Auburn, N.H., passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. He was born on March 17, 1934 in Manchester, a son of the late Cecil B. and Arline T. (Smith) Taylor. Robert was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, Class of 1953. He served on the Derry Fire Department from 1955-1977, retiring as Fire Captain. He then worked as a heavy equipment operator with Moore’s Trucking, JVL Construction, Continental Paving and Tate Bros. Paving. He was a member of the N.H. Fire Chiefs Association, the Professional Firefighters of N.H., and the American Legion post 27 in Londonderry. In addition, he enjoyed following NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Priscilla L. (Warren) Taylor of Auburn; two daughters, Jill Taylor of Bedford, N.H. and fiance, Rick Graham of Center Ossipee, N.H., Jayne Gannon and husband, Edward of Auburn; one son, Robert E. Taylor and his wife, Catherine of Derry; five granddaughters, Kira, Amy, Caitlyn, Stephanie and Tifeni; three great-grandchildren, Rylie, Lilly and Liam; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Cecil B. Taylor, III.

Calling hours were held on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Derry Firefighters Relief Association, P.O. Box 553, Derry NH, 03038 or Granite State Fire Service Support Team, 55 Constitution Drive Bedford, NH 03110. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 11, 2015
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