posted at 12:36 pm Tue Jun 17th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Helen Ann (Jacobs) Taylor of Waterbury Ctr., passed away on June 11, 2014 in New London (NH) Hospital with her immediate family present. Helen was born on July 14, 1946 in St. Johnsbury, the only child of Kroma Constance Judge and Roger Worthen Jacobs.
Helen grew up in Bradford and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1965 and Mary Hitchcock's Nursing School in 1966. The following ten years she worked as a licensed practical nurse for Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH and Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Although thoroughly enjoying her time as a nurse she decided to postpone her career to be a stay at home mother for her two children during their childhood years. In 1980 she reentered the workforce at Stowe Mountain Resort's children's ski school program so her family could learn how to ski. In 2000 she joined EPS Inc., in Williston until declining health forced her to take disability leave in 2013. Helen was a loyal, dedicated, independent and loving woman. She had the unique gift of making meaningful connections and friendships with people of all different types, which she truly cherished. An extremely hard working and dedicated person in all aspects of her life, she always went the extra mile in being a good wife, mother, friend and employee. She truly had a heart of gold and did her best to give to others when in need. Helen gained enjoyment from many things in her life but the greatest source was from her family. She was a proud wife to her husband Charles, mother to her two children Erin and Travis and grandmother to Brogan. Over the years she loved attending and rarely missed her children's sporting events/activities and was extremely proud of their academic and career achievements. Nothing made her happier than having a full-house during the holidays where she would go to great lengths to create the perfect family gathering. The years after her children moved away she looked forward to their frequent visits, phone calls, and texts that made her an active and important participant in their lives. Helen also had a great love for shopping for "bargains", jewelry, cooking and knitting. She enjoyed getting dressed up and experiencing good stories and laughs while dining with family and friends. Later in life she developed a passion for genealogy and spent extensive time researching her ancestry. Traveling became another activity she enjoyed. Her most memorable trips were to Chicago, Ireland, Germany, and most recently Quebec City, Canada which she experienced with her whole family. The next scheduled trip was to Italy and her children have committed to make the trip in her memory. Helen is survived by her husband Charles Taylor of Waterbury Center, a son Travis Taylor of East Norwalk, CT, a daughter Erin Taylor Thomson, a son in law Greg Thomson, a grandson Brogan Thomson of Meriden, CT, a sister Candace Jacobs, an Uncle Dr. Jamie J. Jacobs and wife Jean, a sister-in-law Roberta and husband Richard McPherson and five cousins Patsy Barbuito, David Judge, Sandy Bonnayer, Linda Cohen Benoit, and Roger Cohen. She is also survived by many close friends including but not limited to Kathy and Don Mathews, Pam and Bob Stanton, Kathleen and Michael Mooradian, Dianne and Pete Bessette, Bonnie and Neil Kennedy, Charlene Rosen and Felix Dulle, Nancy and Rufus Royce, Muriel and Lester Nutting, Sharon and Gerry Viens, Sandy and Al Lewis, Cheri Coleman, Tom Rodrigue. She was predeceased by her mother and father. A celebration of Helen's life is planned for Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 2:00PM until 6:00PM at the Best Western, located at 45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myositis Association (www.myositis.org), the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org) or to the Waterbury Area Senior Citizens, 14 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05676. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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