December 5, 1925 - November 2, 2013

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TAYLOR, ANTOINETTE G., 87, of Chelsea, died unexpectedly November 2, at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Westfield, the daughter of John V. and Goldie (Sheltra) Verge. She attended school in Chelsea, and on Jan. 10, 1942, she married F. Waldo Taylor of Chelsea. They lived and farmed all their married life on the “Taylor Valley View Farm.” After her husband’s death on Nov. 30, 1999, Antoinette continued to keep the farm’s books while her son, Maurice “Mike” and grandson, Ross managed the farm. She was a member of the St. Cecilia-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church of East Barre, and the Coburn-Eastman V.F.W. Auxiliary of Chelsea. Antoinette enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, and canning the vegetables that she had grown. She was exceptionally skilled at knitting, crocheting and tatting. Antoinette had elevated her crocheting skills to the level of an art form, having crocheted many wall hangings, especially one of the Last Supper that measured six feet in length. She also enjoyed teaching other people the art of crocheting. She is survived by her son, Maurice “Mike” Taylor and wife, Sheila, and a daughter, Donna Putney and husband, Ron, all of Chelsea; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Isadore Verge of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Viola MacKenzie of Hopkinton, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, F. Waldo Taylor; a daughter, Virginia Taylor; and two brothers, Clement and Gordon Verge.

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