Austin M. Taylor, 86, of Shoreham


SHOREHAM — Austin M. Taylor 86, died Friday morning, May 17, 2024, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury after a brief illness.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1937, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of Orange William Taylor and Viola Lillian (Clements) Taylor.

Austin was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy Class of 1955 and later earned an associate degree from Merrimack Valley College.

He was a United States Army Veteran. He enjoyed his time abroad as well as his time in the reserves following active duty.

He was a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddler’s Club, National Skeet Shooting Association and the American Legion. He also enjoyed camping and spending winters in Florida, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Survivors are his niece, Karen Mather; nephew, William Bailey; brother-in-law, Charles Bailey; and stepdaughter and caregiver, Ella Mae Ash; as well as numerous other family members and close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, by his first wife, Charlotte North Taylor; by his second wife, Elsie Munson: and by his sister, Sylvia Bailey, and brother, Richard Taylor.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Genevieve Cemetery, Shoreham.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St., Shoreham, VT 05770.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at ◊


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