Virginia M. Taylor, of Waltham, formerly of Medford, died Monday, April 5, 2021 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 86.
Born on September 17, 1934 in Medford she was a daughter of the late William and Helen (Hine) Taylor and was a proud graduate of St. Clement High School.
After high school Virginia worked as a clerk for the Ford Corporation at Assembly Square in Somerville, at W. T. Grant and Caldor's in Stoneham, and also as a waitress at the former Tech Square House in Cambridge.
She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved reading, local history, and politics. She enjoyed pointing out fading signs that her father had painted on local buildings and describing the painting he had done for the Boston Braves.
Virginia leaves her sons, Kenneth J. Launie (Sara Schechner) of Newton and Peter T. Launie (Mary Delaney) of Burlington; her grandchildren, Ian and Neil McMullen, and Peter, Steven and Nicole Launie, as well as six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings Barbara Keith, Robert and William Taylor, and her former husband Joseph J. Launie.
Family and friends will honor and remember Virginia's life by gathering on Friday, April 9th at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street, Everett where her graveside service will be held at 1 p.m.
In light of the pandemic, there will be a virtual memorial service on Sunday April 11th at 11:00 a.m. and virtual calling hours Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please use this link to attend: https://templeemanuel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcO6tpzojGtNL1Evuux5JXw_JY8cIS8Ew
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center., 66 Newton Street, Waltham, MA 02453 www.maristhill.org