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Colby J. Taylor

August 2, 1929 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 88)

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West Brookfield - Colby J. Taylor, 88, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at his home after a long illness.

 

He leaves his wife, Therese M. Taylor of West Brookfield;  three sons, Michael  Taylor, James Taylor, and Ken Taylor; his daughter, Barbara LaGoy; two sisters, Colleen  Taylor, and Kathy Taylor; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was born in Belfast, Maine, son of the late Collins and Verna  (Hasty) Taylor.

 

Colby and his wife Therese purchased the iconic ­­­­­“O’Briens 5-10” in Northborough in 1974.  They owned and operated the business for 22 years, with strong ties to the community, before retiring in 1996.  Colby had a brilliant business mind, and had worked for and managed McCrory’s Department Store for 25 years prior to purchasing O’Briens 5-10.

 

Mr. Taylor was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter - Worcester #4.

 

At Colby’s request, services will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Colby’s name to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter – Worcester #4, P.O. Box 60, Worcester, MA 01613.  Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.

 

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