Jeffrey D. Taffe


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Ipswich - Jeffrey D. Taffe, 54, of Essex Road, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Danvers, following his long struggle with the disease of addiction.
Born in Salem on September 10, 1964, he was the son of Mildred A. (Krakowski) Taffe of Ipswich and the late William H. Taffe formerly of Ipswich.
Jeff was raised in Beverly until the age of ten, where he attended public school, then lived in New Jersey, moving to Saco Maine, completing his education at Thornton Academy in Saco with the Class of 1982.
He loved sports and had a passion for music.
He was a friend of Bill W.
In addition to his mother he is survived by a son, Lucas M. Mills of S. Yarmouth; a daughter, Lindsey M. Mills of Townsend, Vt., and the mother of his two children, Kristen Miley Mills of Falmouth. Jeff also leaves a brother, Gregory S. Taffe of Denver, Colo; a sister, Kristen M. Leary of Ipswich; a nephew, Glenn Leary and a niece, Sage Tatterfield.
His funeral service will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially invited. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit
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Kristen Leary
Sep 09, 2019
There hasn't been a single day that I haven't thought about how much I miss you. Your absence hurts me tremendously, coming to terms with the fact that your gone still does not seem true, I look at your pictures and cant comprehend your not here. You would have turned 55 today, I wish more than anything that I could have spent your birthday with you, walking on the beach with you would have been nice, like we used to do, those walks will never be the same without you by my side. I pray to god each day that your in his love and care ...I love you so much now and forever, Happy Birthday my brother.....Kristen
Sage Tatterfield
Aug 20, 2019
I have to keep opening this page to remind myself that it’s real and that you’re really gone, it’s like ripping off a band aid over and over. It doesn’t feel real. I’ll never forget jamming in your car, talking about life and our disease and everything under the sun. You always said that we understood each other and while some people crave to be loved I’ve always craved to be understood. I know I had that in you. I miss you every minute of every day. I’m happy that you get to rest now and your struggle is over. I pray to God you know how much I love you. Love always, your sagey bimb.
Kristen Leary
Aug 18, 2019
I will think of you Jeff every single day for the rest of my days, we had a very special brother sister bond and I will always hold that very close in my heart, you often would say to me " all we have is each other", now I dont have you and life will never be the same without you, but I will cherish the laughter and the memories we shared since we were young, my pain is only eased by knowing your struggke is over with this horrible disease , I know your watching over your loved ones as I know god is watching over you, rest easy my brother, l love you always and I'm forever your sister.......Kristen
becca Lynn
Aug 06, 2019
I have thought of you often over the years.. so many fond memories of you.. the stories you shared with me about the people who mattered most to you.. the stories of your life, calling everyone "babe", the way you said "three" as "tree" instead. . . it was nice to know you, to meet you, to have you as a friend for however short.. you are loved and thought of always. God bless Jeff, & sweet dreams, til you wake.
Aug 03, 2019
Pamela Smith
Aug 01, 2019
There are no words for how sad I am. Jeff will always hold a special place in my heart. Deepest sympathies for his entire family.
Jonathan Rheaume
Aug 01, 2019
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Jeff and Carol Waycott
Aug 01, 2019
Our prayers are with those that survive Jeffrey. Brother, no one knows the struggle more than me and my family. I was crushed to hear that you lost yours, but the struggle is over now and I pray you are watching us from above.
Susan Jones
Aug 01, 2019
I will miss you Jeff ❤️ My thoughts and prayers to family.
Doug Delorge
Jul 31, 2019
Rest In Peace Jeff. My condolences to his family.
Patty Ouellette Stone
Jul 31, 2019
RIP Jeff, sending prayers to your family and friends.
Monica Zani
Jul 31, 2019
I love you Jeff, Im so glad your struggle is over, but Im going to miss you alot and often and forever. So many good memories with you my friend,30 yrs worth. Thank you
Jonathan Rheaume
Jul 31, 2019
Jeff was special to me like a brother almost .I will always remember him fondly .My condolences to the family
John R Goulet
Jul 31, 2019
Jeff was a very special friend and will continue to keep him in my memories. My condolences to the family.