Ian G. Taylor
1928 ∼ 2018
Ian Guy Taylor formerly of Paxton, MA died at the Royal of Cotuit after a short illness. He was born on September 3, 1928 in Welwyn Garden City, son of Ivy Daisy (Guy) and Harold Ernest Taylor. He was in primary school in England until August, 1940. He and his brother Alan were evacuated to Worcester, MA. They left London on the train to Liverpool with a small group of evacuees. They sailed from Liverpool to Montreal on the Duchess of Athol and then by train to Worcester where they were hosted by various families. This program was sponsored by Norton Company which had a subsidiary in Welwyn Garden City. The next ship of evacuees sailing out of Liverpool was torpedoed and all lives were lost. He was educated at The Bancroft School, then on Sever St, Worcester and Philips Andover Academy, graduating in 1946. His visa expired and he returned to England where he was then drafted into the Royal Signal Corps. He spent 2 years in the Middle East and East Africa. He returned to England in 1948 and enrolled in the Wolverhampton Technical College studying business. He married June Breeze on July 24, 1954 at St. Margurets in Great Barr, England. They left England in October of that year and settled in Spencer, MA, then Paxton and finally Cotuit in 1979. He was a manager of various Friendly Restaurants for over 20 years and was transferred to the new Friendly’s in the Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis in 1979 where his dream of living on the Cape was fulfilled. His wife, June, passed away in 1989 after a sudden illness. He also leaves his brother Alan Guy Taylor of Shenstone, England and was predeceased by a younger brother Neil. He also leaves behind his longtime partner and best friend Aimee Silberman, and three daughters, Frances Elizabeth, wife of Paul (Chuck) Ballotte of East Lyme, CT, Charlotte Anne (Holly), wife of Scott Clemence of Princeton, MA and Rebecca Katriona, wife of Wayne Carter, West Yarmouth, MA. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial will be private at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cotuit Library, Cotuit, MA.