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“Hi mom,Thank you for your great family values and life lessons you taught us.You were so beautiful.Along with being our precious Mom, you are also...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: larry & esther taylor - andover, MA

“Deb and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. your mom was such a great lady and will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Mine - North Easton

“to the brightest star that reached heaven.mom theres no greater love then that of a mothers love.thank you for all you did for me and our family.you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: deb and stephen ferullo - MA

“Jill and family so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories she created for you over the years and her spirit will...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jackie Skiddell - Saugus, MA

love you forever,will miss you
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffrey Taylor

love you always,we will miss you
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffrey Taylor

love you always mom,and we will greatly miss you
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffrey Taylor

“The most beautiful friend and Sister-In- Law, I will love and miss you always Evelyn. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor - VT - family

“You are an awesome lady. I remember coming over to hang out with Jill, you always talked and hung out with us. I loved that. Sleep well dear lady. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia Kibiro - LOWELL, MA

“To my Grandmother, the most beautiful woman inside and out. May your everlasting love be remembered for all of eternity, You are held in my heart and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Lindsay Evangelista - Medford, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague



Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor died peacefully at home on September 23, 2019. She was 93 years of age. Evelyn was born in New Bedford, MA to the late Axel Edgar & Olga (Hugo) Johnson. She was raised in Barrington, Rhode Island and has lived in Medford for the past 64 years. Evelyn was a homemaker who was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening and spending time with her family on Lake Winnipesaukee for many years. She was also a former Sunday school teacher.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. "Bob" Taylor. Loving mother of the late Linda S. Gordon & her late husband Paul of NV, Larry R. Taylor & his wife Esther of Andover, Jill L. Evangelista & her husband Marco of Medford, Jeffrey C. Taylor & his wife Catherine of Tewksbury, David W. Taylor & his wife Carol of Woburn, Debra A. Ferullo & her husband Stephen of Wakefield and the late Linda E. Taylor. Cherished grandmother of Mark & his wife Nicole, David, Jared, David, Lindsay & her fiancé Corey, Scott & his wife Jade, Michael, Adam, Derek & his wife Juliana, Sean, Justin, Keri, Tyler and Jesse. Caring great grandmother of Kassidy, Madyson, Caden & Marlee. Devoted sister of the late Clifton Johnson & his wife Irene. Also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, September 26, 2018 from 4-7PM. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 27th at Forest Dale Cemetery, Forest St. Malden at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Evelyn's name to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472 or @ wwww.perkins.org.