David A Taylor, 84, of Boothbay Harbor, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Oct. 13 at their home. He was born in Boston, Mass. on April 8, 1934 to Theodore and Flora (Comire) Taylor. David graduated from Deep River Connecticut High School, where he was class president, and from Mitchell College in New London, Conn.
He worked for electrical contractors, General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. on submarines. David also had a passion for politics and ran as the democratic nominee for governor for the state of Connecticut. He later ran for county commissioner in Lincoln County. He enjoyed traveling and visited Italy, Montana, and Virginia. As a hobby, David enjoyed restoring his summer cottage on Southport. It was there he met David Hutchins, who became a very dear friend.
David married Eleanor “Ellie” Paoletti and they shared 35 wonderful years together. In 2000, they made Maine their permanent home.
David is predeceased by his parents; daughter, Judith Gallagher; and twin brother, Theodore Taylor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ellie Taylor; his children: son, Robert of Harwinton, Conn.; daughter, Ingrid Meyers of Berlin, Conn.; stepson, Rick Duprey of Butte, Mont.; stepdaughter, Paula Ann Duprey of Hillsville, Va.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous close friends, especially David Hutchins.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sun., Oct. 21 at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, 125 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. There will be a reception immediately following the service downstairs in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mainehealth Care at Home (formerly Lincoln County Hospice), 15 Industrial Park Rd., Saco.
To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.