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Donald “Duck” Taylor

Portr Norris Historical Society
Donald and his wife Shirley with the Taylor Family at PNHS Dinner
November 9, 2014

Obituary for Rebecca Shirley Taylor
September 6, 1935 - September 16, 2017

REBECCA “SHIRLEY” TAYLOR 82, of Port Norris died Saturday afternoon at home under Hospice care. Born in Vineland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Tomlin Butler and the wife of Donald Taylor. Shirley grew up in Pittsgrove and was formerly of Bridgeton and resided in Port Norris the past 57 years. She was a retired Nurse at Bridgeton Hospital. Shirley loved to crochet, needle point and cross stitch, she also enjoyed collecting antiques and going shopping. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Port Norris and was a former volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Donald Taylor, children, Eileen Sheppard (Tom), Donna Franceschini (Ray), Lisa Vandenbossche (Jeff Cleveland) and Mathias Taylor, brother, Thomas Jennings, sister, Barbara Jean Scaruzzi, grandchildren, Thomas and Richard Sheppard, Shirley Sarog, Debra McCarthy, and Donald Humphrey, great grandchildren, Skylar, Emmy Rose, Michaela, Jacob, Noel, Donald, Jr., Brenna and Aubrey. She was predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Costa and Ann Russo. 

Funeral services will be held at the Hoffman Funeral Homes 2507 High Street Port Norris on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Haleyville Cemetery. A viewing will be held Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland County SPCA 1244 N. Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ 08360 or Cumberland County Salvation Army 733 E. Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 

In Tribute

Our deepest sympathy to Duck and the entire Taylor family in the loss of Shirley.
God bless and comfort you all.
Sincerely Port Norris friends, Carole (Cobb) and Jim Robbins September 22, 2017 at 09:36 PM

I love you mom-mom, you will be deeply missed, love Debi, Lee, and Aubrey
Debi - September 21, 2017 at 08:41 PM

Mom you were the best mother in law anyone could ever ask for i will miss you mom. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven....love you
Tom - September 18, 2017 at 09:20 AM

Mom i will miss you forever. I am waiting for the time when i come to heaven and we can hold hands and walk together on the streets of gold. I will love you forever....Eileen sheppard - September 18, 2017 at 09:14 AM

Sorry for your loss. Aunt Shirley was a sweet lady. Now she is in heaven with my mom mom, Ann Russo and my mom, Sue Russo. She will be missed dearly. magen lazarcheck - September 18, 2017 at 07:23 AM

Mom Mom... thank you for welcoming me and loving me like I was flesh and blood. I love you! Enjoy heaven with my Mom Mom! See you soon, but not soon enough.  Your Schwan Man Wil Sarog - September 17, 2017 at 09:49 PM

I'll miss you forever, until I see you in heaven. You were the best Mom Mom ever.  Sissy Shirley Sarog - September 17, 2017 at 09:30 PM