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Obituary: Lucille Taylor

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Patch file photo
Lucille (Miller) (Leavitt) Taylor, of Easton, formerly of Bridgewater, died on Friday, Jan. 3. She was 83. Born in Brockton, to the late Andrew and Helen (Wilbar) Miller, she was raised in Easton and was a 1948 graduate of Oliver Ames High School where she excelled in basketball and field hockey.

Mrs. Taylor attended Fitchburg State College before marriage and bringing up three sons. She moved to Whitman in 1964 and raised her family there. In 1976 Lucille moved to Bridgewater and resided there for many years in her log cabin on Flagg St. For the past three years Lucille resided in Easton at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center.

She worked as an assistant teacher in the Whitman Schools and as a clerical worker at the Whitman Town Hall and was later employed as a traffic expeditor for several trucking companies and retired from Roadway Express in Avon.

She was active for many years in her former church, The Evangelical Congregational Church of Easton and for the last several years she attended West Bridgewater Baptist Church. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Taylor leaves her brother, John Miller Sr., of Easton and her sons, Dean Leavitt and his wife Denise, of Easton, Dana Leavitt of Olympia Wa., Vernon Leavitt and his wife Leslie, of Whitman. She also leaves her step-son, Robert Taylor, Jr., of Calif. and her step-daughter, Carla Gardiner and her husband, Rick, of Ga., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews and several dear, close friends. She was predeceased by her brother Dr. Andrew Miller, Jr. and her former husbands, Bernard Leavitt and Robert Taylor Sr.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, from 3 - 8 pm.. in the Copeland-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 38 Center St., Easton. A Funeral Service was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with burial to follow in Furnace Village Cemetery in Easton. For directions or to send and online condolence visit www.mackinnonfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lucille's name be made to Old Colony Elder Services, 144 Main St., #2, Brockton, MA 02301.

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