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September 20th, 2014

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HELEN A. TAYLOR

July 14, 1946 - June 11, 2014

Burial Date June 29, 2014

Obituaries » HELEN A. TAYLOR

TAYLOR, HELEN ANN JACOBS, of Waterbury Center, passed away on June 11, in New London (New Hampshire) Hospital with her immediate family present. Helen was born on July 14, 1946, in St. Johnsbury, the only child of Kroma Constance Judge and Roger Worthen Jacobs. Helen grew up in Bradford and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1965 and Mary Hitchcock Nursing School in 1966. The following 10 years she worked as a licensed practical nurse for Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N. H., and Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Although thoroughly enjoying her time as a nurse, she decided to postpone her career to be a stay-at-home mother for her two children during their childhood years. In 1980 she re-entered the workforce at Stowe Mountain Resort’s children’s ski school program so her family could learn how to ski. In 2000 she joined EPS Inc. in Williston until declining health forced her to take disability leave in 2013. Helen was a loyal, dedicated, independent and loving woman. She had the unique gift of making meaningful connections and friendships with people of all different types, which she truly cherished. An extremely hardworking and dedicated person in all aspects of her life, she always went the extra mile in being a good wife, mother, friend and employee. She truly had a heart of gold and did her best to give to others when in need. Helen gained enjoyment from many things in her life, but the greatest source was from her family. She was a proud wife to her husband, Charles, mother to her two children, Erin and Travis, and grandmother to Brogan. Over the years she loved attending and rarely missed her children’s sporting events/activities and was extremely proud of their academic and career achievements. Nothing made her happier than having a full house during the holidays where she would go to great lengths to create the perfect family gathering. The years after her children moved away she looked forward to their frequent visits, phone calls, and texts that made her an active and important participant in their lives. Helen also had a great love for shopping for “bargains,” jewelry, cooking and knitting. She enjoyed getting dressed up and experiencing good stories and laughs while dining with family and friends. Later in life she developed a passion for genealogy and spent extensive time researching her ancestry. Traveling became another activity she enjoyed with her most memorable trips to Chicago, Ireland, Germany and most recently Quebec City, Canada, which she experienced with her whole family. The next scheduled trip was to Italy, and her children have committed to make the trip in her memory. Helen is survived by her husband, Charles Taylor, of Waterbury Center; a son, Travis Taylor, of East Norwalk, Conn.; a daughter, Erin Taylor Thomson, a son-in-law, Greg, of Meriden, Conan.; one grandson; a sister, Candace Jacobs; an uncle, Dr. Jamie Jacobs and wife Jean; a sister-in-law, Roberta, and husband Richard McPherson; and five cousins. She is also survived by many close friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father. A celebration of Helen’s life is planned for Sunday, June 29, 2014, from 2pm until 6 pm at the Best Western, located at 45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury.

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