Robert R. Taylor


WISCASSET – Robert R. Taylor, 65, of Wiscasset, formerly of Madison, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease.

He was born in Canton on June 19, 1941, a son of Robert and Eva York Taylor.

He was educated in Canton school.

He worked at the cannery in Canton and as a hand-stitcher at Bass Shoe in Wilton. He managed the Citgo station in Madison from 1970 to the mid 1980s.

He later moved to the Wiscasset area and worked in the maintenance department at Bath Iron Works, taking early retirement due to illness.

His hobbies included fishing, playing cards, Taylor’s Raiders ball team in Madison and visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed fairs and horse racing, was an avid sports fan and he especially enjoyed attending his sisters annual pig roast.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Taylor, and his wife, Kelly, of Madison; one daughter, Amy Lawrence, and her husband, Steven, of Madison; one brother, Harry Taylor, and his wife, Dell, of Middleburg, Fla.; one sister, Roberta Olson, and her husband, Ernie, of Auburn; one stepsister, Marie Canwell of Auburn; three grandchildren, Courtney Taylor of Madison, Bradley Taylor of Madison and Dylan Griffith of Madison; many nieces and nephews; and his long-time companion and care-giver, Darlene Colby of Wiscasset.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Taylor; his mother, Eva Taylor; an infant son; and his sister, Jeanette Bowie.