Obituary : Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte Taylor, age 98, died Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Bridebrook Rehabilitation Center in Niantic, Conn.
She was born in Vineyard Haven on March 24, 1910. She was the daughter of Capt. John S. Reynolds and Charlotte C. Reynolds of Vineyard Haven. She was the widow of Ralph M. Taylor, to whom she was married for 67 years.
Early school years were on Martha's Vineyard. The family spent winters in Newton where she graduated from high school. She worked as a librarian at Boston Public Library. She was a professional singer on Worcester radio, where she had her own program. Charlotte also sang as a soloist for several churches. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Eastern Maine Medical Center. She was a member of the Audubon Society and a member of the Unitarian Church on Martha's Vineyard.
She was well known in Bangor, Maine for her beautiful gardens. Charlotte was a resident of Bangor for 50 years before she moved to Connecticut to be near her daughter.
Her father was a whaling captain out of New Bedford. He and Charlotte's mother spent 10 years going to sea before Charlotte was born. They are written about in the book "Whaling Wives."
Charlotte is survived by a daughter Nancy Taylor Chadbourne and her husband Barry of Niantic; three grandsons and their wives: James Barry and Susan; John Taylor and Patricia; Lyle Scott and Deborah; and five great grandchildren: Ashley, Nicole, Emily, Gwenalynn and Christopher. Charlotte was predeceased by her sister Helen Dolby. She was the aunt of Marjorie Dolby of Vineyard Haven, Ted Morgan, the late Robert Morgan and Jean Bryant all of Edgartown.
Funeral services are private. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven. Please visit neilanfuneralhome.com to sign Charlotte Taylor's online guest book.