SALEM- Mr. Gregory James Taylor, 74, of Salem, beloved husband of Susan M. (Potocki) Taylor, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Ora B. (Fournier) Taylor. He was raised and educated in West Lynn and graduated Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1963.
An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Taylor proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from serving his country, Gregory continued his education at North Shore Community College for Engineering and graduated Salem State College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
After graduation, Greg took a job at the Salem News as a Technical Services Manager where he remained for 30 years. Later he had been employed by Boston Acoustic’s as a Line Manager for 10 years. Following his retirement Greg needed an outlet for his larger than life personality, he had a passion for golf and played as often as he could and tended the grounds of the Salem Municipal Golf Course. “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day…” Always with a quick wave and easy smile Greg was more Ambassador than lot attendant for the Waterfront Hotel. Greg never met a stranger only a new friend.
A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, Greg was kind and understanding and could always be counted on whenever you needed him. Proud of his children and grandchildren’s many accomplishments, he was always there to support their many ventures. Greg loved the water and treasured the home, he and Susan shared in Key West for many years. He was the past Commander of the Palmers Cove Yacht Club where he enjoyed the comradery of the other members and relished in the joy boating provided. He devoted countless hours volunteering and was always willing to lend a hand and help those in need. He will be fondly remembered for his zest for life, his devotion to his family and friends and deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of making his acquaintance.
Surviving Gregory, in addition to his wife Susan, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage, are his daughters, Alison Taylor of Marblehead and Tracy Cavalieri and her husband, Michael of North Attleboro, his sons, Michael Taylor and his wife, Townsend of Arlington, VA and Michael Ash and his wife, Jessica of Rowley, his grandchildren, Luke Taylor, Ashli Cavalieri, Michael Cavalieri, Jonathan Cavalieri, Adrian Ash and Fiona Ash, his brothers Kenneth Taylor and his wife, Martha of Nahant, Wayne Taylor and his wife, Linda of Lynn and Mark Taylor and his wife, Linda of Danvers and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Michael Taylor.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held in The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem, on Thursday, June 18th from 4 to 8 P.M. Relatives and friends invited. All other services are private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Gregory’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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