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Madelyn Taylor


Friday, February 09, 2018

Lebanon, N.H. — Madelyn Taylor of Lebanon passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the age of 95 years old. Madelyn was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Randolph, Vt. to parents Leslie Ernest Durkee and Nellie Estelle (Manning) Durkee. She was the middle child of five.

In 1942, Madelyn married Gerald F. Day of W. Lebanon. They raised five children: William “Billy,” JoAnn, Doreen, Danny, and Gary. In 1968, Madelyn married Charles W. Taylor of Quincy, Mass. Madelyn helped raise his two daughters, Tammy and Linda. After living in several towns in Texas, Madelyn and Charles moved back to New Hampshire in 1994. They lived for several years at the Rogers’ House in Lebanon. After Charles passed away in 2006, Madelyn continued to live there until her death. She was proud to say her residency at the Rogers House was well over 20 years.

Madelyn was predeceased by her husband, Charlie, all of her siblings, and all of her children, except her daughter, JoAnn Tremblay and her husband, Paul of Enfield, N.H.; and stepdaughters, Tammy and Linda. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren, in addition to many nieces, and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Madelyn was very proud to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was baptized in 1953 and remained faithful to her beliefs throughout her life. Madelyn had so many loving relatives and friends, far too numerous to count. Her apartment was always full of visitors. Those who knew her recognized she was a special person, with many years of rich experiences. People were just drawn to her, young and old. It was a privilege to be a part of her life, and she will be deeply missed.

There will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Daisy Hill Road in Lebanon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 2 p.m., followed by a gathering of friends and relatives at the Community Building in Enfield, N.H.