- Deceased's name: June S. (Phelps) Taylor
- Age: 75
- Date: February 13, 2013
- Hometown: Acton MA
- Survived by: husband Arthur R. Taylor; children Karen Hodges, Douglas Taylor and the late Janice O'Neil; grandchildren Laurel, Taylor, Zachary & Abigail; mother Cora E. Phelps; son-in-law Edward O'Neil.
June S. (Phelps) Taylor, 75, of Acton, MA. died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Arthur R. Taylor.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the Cora E Phelps of Ayer and the late Clarence Phelps. Mrs. Taylor grew up on the family farm in Litchfield, NH, and was a graduate of Nashua High School, NH, and Mt. Auburn School of Nursing in Cambridge, MA. While in Cambridge she met her future husband, Arthur, and they were married in 1959 and settled in Acton to raise their three children.
A registered nurse specializing in pediatric and geriatric care, Mrs. Taylor was employed at Emerson Hospital, Concord Hillside Pediatrics, and Rivercrest Long Term Care. After retiring from nursing she enjoyed new careers as a nanny for young families, and later as a caregiver to elders.
In early years Mrs. Taylor was a Superintendent of Sunday School at the Acton Congregational Church. She then became very active in the South Acton Congregational Church, where she served as a deacon. She loved spending time with her family and her dog, "Lucky." She also enjoyed bowling and the outdoors, especially gardening.
Mrs. Taylor was the mother of the late Janice O'Neil, who died in September, 2010. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Karen Hodges and husband Michael of Wayland; a son, Douglas Taylor and wife Tori of Acton; grandchildren Taylor and Laurel, and Zachary and Abigail; and son-in-law Edward O'Neil of Randolph.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at the South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, Acton. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton Center, at a later date. The family suggests no floral tributes; rather memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Taylor's name to the South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, Acton, MA 01720. Please visit Mrs. Taylor's on-line memorial page at www.actonfuneralhome.com