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Frank A. Taylor, Jr., 69, husband of Margaret L. (Hetnar) of Bunkerhill Road, died suddenly in his home on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
Born June 2, 1947, in Beverly, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Patricia A. (White) Taylor. Frank was a 1966 graduate of Ipswich High School and continued his education at Northeastern University. He was employed at Varian Assocs. in Beverly, McMillan Labs in Ipswich and served as an apprentice under Earl Pendexter and John Giza, training as a brick mason. He later worked with David Porter and for the past 40 years has been the owner and operator of Taylor’s Versatile Masonry in Ipswich.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church and a member of the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge AF & AM in Ipswich.
Frank enjoyed a great football game (especially this past Super Bowl), old westerns and Turner Classics. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed nothing more than to spend time with his wife, brother, children and grandchildren. And let’s not forget his favorite quote, “It’s nice to be nice but it’s nicer to be Frank.”
In addition to his wife, Margaret of 50 years, he is survived by a son, Rodney C. Taylor and his wife, Julia of South Carolina; two daughters, Donna T. Lombard and her husband, Matt of Vermont and Victoria M. Taylor of Ipswich; three grandchildren, Colton Taylor, Ashton Lombard and Abigail Sutherland; a brother, Michael P. Taylor of Ipswich; a step-brother, Brian Gillespie of Natick; a step-sister, Patty Monohon of Turner Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held 9 a.m., Friday, March 10, from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, P.O. Box 106, Latham, NY 12110 (www.birthmark.org). For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  March 7, 2017
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