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ATKINSON, N.H. — Albert P. Taylor, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Merrimack Valley Hospital.

Born in Boston, Dec. 17, 1924, son of the late Chester and Catherine Taylor, and educated in Somerville schools, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946 as a gunner's mate on the USS Cleveland. He received several awards including the World War II Victory Medal.

In 1986 Al retired as a locomotive engineer after 40 years of service with the Boston and Maine Railroad, and then spent the next 15 years working at Canobie Lake Amusement Park.

A member of the B & M Railroad Historical Society, and the Good Sam Club, he and his wife Helen enjoyed many years of RV traveling with their friends.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (White) Taylor; two sons, Dennis Taylor and his partner Brenda Johnson of Tempe, Ariz., and Paul Taylor and his wife Debra of Plaistow; two brothers, David Taylor and his wife Ruth of Woburn, and Richard Taylor and his wife Margaret of Medford; six grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Elizabeth, John Michael, Lori and Zachary; and three great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in Plaistow Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Crotched Mountain Center, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, N.H.
Published on  March 24, 2011
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