Nancy Elizabeth Taylor, 88, died peacefully Dec. 19, 2010, following an extended illness at the Knox Center for Long Term Care.

Born April 10, 1922, in Selma, N.C., she was the daughter of William Wallace and Elizabeth Midget Cameron. As a baby, Nancy moved with her family to Miami, Fla., where she grew up and was educated.

Following high school Nancy met the love of her life, Albert Taylor, while he was stationed in Florida during World War II. The two were married and enjoyed 59 years of marriage before Mr. Taylor’s untimely death due to an auto accident in 2002.

In the 1940s Nancy and Albert moved to Framingham, Mass., where she raised her two sons. When her sons were in high school, she worked briefly for a local skating rink and later at a manufacturing company in town. She was active with her children, serving as troop leader for their Cub Scout dens. Her son remembers she was a warm and loving person, and would take in children from the neighborhood, offering dinner to anyone who might need it.

Mrs. Taylor was an accomplished seamstress and knitter, making sweaters for her children. She was famous for her baked goods, especially her fruitcake and brownies.

Mrs. Taylor was predeceased by her husband; and a sister, Dorothy Taylor.

She is survived by her sons, James Taylor of Liberty, Richard Taylor and his wife, Emily, of Warren and Theodore Tusoni, whom she raised and considered her “chosen son” and his wife, Carol; her grandchildren, Matthew Taylor and his wife, Francesca, of Hampshire, England, and Lauren Taylor of Warren; her “chosen” grandchildren, M’liss Kline and her husband, Jamie, of Framingham, Mass., and Thea Tusoni of Marlboro, Mass.; her “chosen” great-grandchildren, Olivia and Joseph Kline of Framingham; a brother, William Cameron Jr.; and a sister, Mamie Baker, both of Florida.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home’s 104 Limerock reception facility. The Rev. Mark Reinhardt will officiate.

Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland.

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