Edmund G. Taylor

Date of Passing:

January 5, 2021

Taylor, Edmund G., 58, of Floyd Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on January 5, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Cathleen M. (Boulay) Taylor.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Edmund G. and Frances V. (Pontrelli) Taylor, he lived in Riverside for 34 years.

Mr. Taylor was a salesman for the Industrial Welders Supply Company, Providence for 25 years.

Edmund enjoyed playing the guitar, sailing on Narragansett Bay, fishing, gardening, reading and spending time with his loving family, especially his grandchildren. He was a “Friend of Bill W”.

Besides his wife of thirty three years, he is survived by two daughters, Jessica M. Palazzi and her husband Sean of Riverside and Anastasia M. Taylor and her husband Shaun DePina of Cranston; a son, Edmund R. Taylor of Riverside and six grandchildren, Layla, Aaron, Axl, Calvin, Kira and Owen.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on a date and time to be announced when those who loved him can gather safely. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Edmund’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I’m aorry to here my friend eddy has past just found out about his passing.i send condolences to the family. RIP EDDY

  2. never forget our boat ride , troubleshooting his outboard! Seems like it was all fixed! then, way back when we came back to his house from a club ( don’t remember who’s idea it was) & ‘tried” to take a Nap! that’s another story..

  3. So very sorry to hear the news of Eddy’s passing. We became friends in middle school and I have dry fond memories of him, such a kind person. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Ed was a kind man with a good heart and a wry sense of humor. Sincere condolences to Cathy and family. Peace.

  5. I was sadden to read about Ed’s passing, he be-friended my husband when we moved here from N.H. We would often send little hello’s to each other viva e-mails. R I P my friend I will miss our e-mails. Your family now has an Angel watching over them.???❤️

  6. Cathy and family, we are so saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. We have fond memories of him coming to our house and he and Mike playing their guitars all night. He was truly a sweet guy, and we always enjoyed his company. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all, and please know you are in our prayers.

  7. Ed was my brother in law , I’m going to miss talking with him about our kids and grandchildren. He would always make me laugh when he talked about things breaking down and the trouble he went through to fix them ! His greatest love ❤️ was his family !!!

  8. Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our condolences to his family.

  9. Ed was kind with a gentle soul and a great sense of humor. I haven’t seen him in over 25 years but remember doing weekend trips to Stow Vermont with he and Cathy. I believe the last time we all went, they had just had their first child and they were both happy and over the Moon. Cathy and family, keep the good memories close to your heart.

  10. I was so sorry to hear of Edmund’s passing. He was a kind person and I am sorry we did not see each other more often. May God
    bless his family.

    May he Rest In Peace

    Cousin Camille

  11. A friend both in fellowship and life we liked similar things and will miss our conversations. God had seemed to have brought us together and now my friend well done, go now and find your rest. To the Taylor family may you find peace and comfort in your time of need, may the love of God bring you comfort.

  12. So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Condolences to all that knew his strength, love, and hope.

  13. Rest in God my friend ❤️

  14. Ed was a gentle Soul who had enormous Wisdom and Faith. I went to High School with Ed, and many times met him socially. With God now.

  15. Ed was a gentle Soul who had enormous Wisdom and Faith. I went to High School with Ed, and many times met him socially. With God now.

  16. So sad to hear of Eddy’s passing. Eddy was my brother’s friend and he was frequently at our house when we were kids. My dad loved Eddy because he always made him laugh. Rest In Peace, Eddy. Deepest sympathy to Eddy’s family.

  17. R.I.P. My dear friend ,You always had a welcoming smile for me.

  18. Ed leaves a legacy of LOVE … he loved his family … he loved music and he loved animals … thats a great legacy to leave behind .?? ❤️ ??

  19. I knew Edmund as a very humble, understanding, non-judgmental person. His honesty was a blessing to me, for I was looking for an AA sponsor whom I could tell my deepest, darkest secrets to. I heard him speaking of his experience with the steps.Wow! It was powerful. I said to myself, “That’s the man I’m going to ask to sponsor me.” That man did not judge me harshly, did not give me orders, did not talk to me in a condescending way. He treated me with dignity and respect. He transmitted the care of God to me from his heart, so I shall accord him dignity, respect, and homage. Thank you Ed Taylor.

  20. So very sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences to his family. We went to high school together. May he rest in peace.

  21. Eddy was a very loyal and funny person. When he and George Wesolowski got together it was a non-stop comedy show.

    Eddy was great person and will be surely missed by all who knew him.

  22. So many memories. Being only children our families would vacation together. Many trips in my dad’s van Fort hunting. We would get in trouble for stupid things because we were bored driving. Aunt Frances would get so mad at us which made us laugh even more. We were part of each others lives for many years and watched our families grow. I miss you. Stay out of trouble with the family up there. I love you

  23. Eddie’s house was were my sister & I grew up. His mom helped my Mom by babysitting us. Many of fun times, spent in their backyard. I am so sorry to hear this. I will remember all the fun times. My condolences to his family.

  24. Ed is a great friend that I will miss. I’ve had great conversations with him and his insight on life have had great influence on my own. My prayers and warmest condolences to all who Ed touched in they’re lives. ??

  25. Eddy was the greatest guy i had ever known being his friend and coworker for 14 years god bless his family rip eddy

  26. I’m so sad to hear of Ed’s passing. We became friends in middle school and he quickly became one of my best friends through college. I am blessed to have had him in my life and thoughts for the past 40+ years. He will be missed but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy go to his family at this time.

  27. Eddy was the nicest guy i had the pleasure of being his friend and coworker for 14 years god bless his family

  28. I considered Eddie a dear friend and I know he will be missed by all. Eddie was a considerate person who was always available to all. My prayers are with Cathy and his family at this most difficult time.
    RIP Eddie T.

  29. One of the family who gave our program a great name.Ed gave his life to AA and anyone who asked for help.all of us will miss him and no one can ever replace the kind of love he gave us all .R.I.P.

  30. Rip eddie,i will never forget as kids the countless hours of sitting in your room listening to you play guitar!!!!…..play for the angels my friend!!!!….i will miss you!!!

  31. Sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. My condolences to the family.

  32. Eddy was the nicest guy i had the pleasure of being his friend and coworker for 20 years god bless his family

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