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Taylor, Jonathan V.

 Taylor, Jonathan

Jonathan V. Taylor, age 70, possibly one of last of the great curmudgeons, passed away July 23 after a sudden and brief illness. Jonathan’s declining health in the last year did not prevent him from his irascible ways or from being a loving and loyal person to his family and friends, a trait at which he excelled. His opinions were legendary and concise and all those who knew him appreciated his candor and forthrightness in matters great and small. Despite his occasional lapses in political correctness, he supported and encouraged many local organizations and charities.  His many friends in the Boston area, with whom he shared his insights, from the shooting and hunting groups to his Masonic brothers, will have fond memories of his loyalty to them and their organizations.  He worked locally in real estate for over 20 years, and owned and operated Taylor Real Estate in Dedham.  He leaves his wife Marjorie Taylor and two daughters, Rebecca of Atlanta, GA and Holly of Brooklyn, NY, and granddaughters Whitney, Zoe and Lydia, a sister Sarah Harrison of Dedham and brother William of Gloucester.   Not being a particularly religious soul, Jonathan would be pleased that his family has decided any donations in his memory could be directed to: Dedham Civic Pride, P.O. Box 613, Dedham, MA 02027 or  Tilton School Annual Fund, 30 School Street, Tilton, NH 03276

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeanne Waldinger
    July 26th, 2017 | 8:16 am

    Jonathan was such a good man. A favorite friend to so many – certainly one of my favorites. He made you laugh, made you think – and you could always count on him. I am very grateful I knew JVT. To his dear family, who Jonathan loved so deeply, I send my love.

  2. July 26th, 2017 | 1:34 pm

    Jonathan Taylor was a great man. He was a wonderful mentor in philanthropy. Jonathan helped guide the Masonic Angel Foundation through its early years with expert advice, deep compassion and profound concern for the children we serve. We shall not see his like again.

  3. Duffey Maureen McDonald
    July 26th, 2017 | 4:57 pm

    I was so sad to hear if Jonathan’s passing. He was truly one of a kind, and a loving man. My love and prayers to Marne and the girls. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Jeffrey Harvey
    July 27th, 2017 | 8:16 am

    I was saddened to hear of my shooting friend JVT’s passing. You will be missed. To his family I send my love and condolences, I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Keith and Cathy Mericka
    July 28th, 2017 | 9:53 am

    Becca and Stephen,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we did not know your Dad, we can imagine that he was a fantastic man and father. We know he will be greatly missed. We send all our love and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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