Madeline M. Taylor, age 90, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the Charlwell House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. She was born in her parents’ Diamond Street home in Walpole, Massachusetts on September 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Emedio and Mary (Ariano) Marinucci. Madeline was raised in Walpole, where at a young age, she left her education, taking a position as a waitress with the Walpole Diner to help support her family. She went on to take a job with Kendall Mills in Walpole, serving as a machine operator.
Madeline married her beloved husband, Arthur J. "Jack" Taylor, on October 18, 1952. Together they made their home in Walpole, where the couple raised five children, Elizabeth, Barbara, Robert, John, and James. After welcoming her children, Madeline's career moved to the night shift, as she was still able to care for her family, while maintaining her position with Kendall Mills. Following the closure of Kendall's in 1983, Madeline took a position with Country Kitchen in Walpole, beginning her day at 4:30 AM, serving her regulars at the counter for thirty years.
When she wasn't hard at work, Madeline enjoyed traveling with her family and friends, trying her luck at various casinos along the way. Back at home in Walpole, Madeline enjoyed playing bingo every week with her girlfriends, meeting at the Italian American Club for a night of bocce and laughs with fellow members, and hosting countless parties at her house. In more recent years, as a member of the Walpole Senior Center, Madeline was always sure to bring a box or two of donuts to the center, bringing a smile to everyone's face. More than anything, Madeline was devoted to her family, hosting all the holiday parties, complete with homemade ravioli and Italian cookies.
Beloved wife of the late Arthur J. "Jack" Taylor.
Loving mother of Elizabeth Stadnik of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Barbara Taylor and her husband, Dennis Rossetsky, of North Attleborough, Robert Taylor and his wife, Susan Peters, of Tomball, Texas, John Taylor and his wife, Leann, of Mansfield, and James Taylor of Walpole.
Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Michael, Danielle, Courtney, Emily, Jill, and Molly; and great grandmother of Brandon, Brady, and Beau.
Sister of the late Joseph Marinucci and the late Marjorie Feccia.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Madeline's Life Celebration on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 9:30 AM, prior to Madeline's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Madeline's name may be made to either the Walpole Senior Center, 60 South Street, Walpole, MA 02081 or Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole, MA 02081, noting Project Fund on the memo line.