Rita P. (Collins) Taylor

December 10, 2002

RITA P.(COLLINS)TAYLOR – of Woburn, formerly of Melrose and Somerville, December 10th, Rita P. (Collins), beloved wife of the late Edward D. Taylor. Devoted mother of Edward of Taunton, Joseph of Saugus, and Pauline Bennett of Manchester, NH. Also survived by six grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 14th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.

OBITUARY:

Rita P. Taylor of Woburn passed away at Lawrence General Hospital Tuesday evening, December 10th, following a lengthy illness. The wife of the late Edward D. Taylor, who died in 1987, she was eighty-five years of age.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Casey) Collins. She graduated from St. John’s High School in Cambridge and received a degree in business from Mansfield Business School.

She had made her home on Woburn’s West Side since 1973. Previously she and her family resided in Melrose. For over thirty-five years, Mrs. Taylor worked as a payroll supervisor for Tufts University.

Until she took ill several years ago, she was very active in the Woburn Senior Center, where she served as Treasurer. She was also a member of the Governor’s Council on Aging. She was devoted to her family, and particularly loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Edward, she was predeceased by two brothers, James and Joseph Collins, and four sisters, Helen Bradley, Sarah Cronin, Teresa Cotter, and Anne Cannavan.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, December 14th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.

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  1. Rita,
    I think of you so often and remember all the good times we had. You sure knew how to have fun. Love you always, Mary Ellen

  2. Mom
    I miss you so much. I know you are in a better place but I still miss you.
    I bet Uncle Joe was glad to see you!!!!

    Love you forever

  3. Your Mom seems to have been a really outstanding lady, and quite a bit ahead of her time. You must have been proud of her. Now she is probably having a blast in heaven with your Dad and her brothers and sisters. Love, Gayle

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