Peter E Taylor

October 18, 1939 ~ March 28, 2018 (age 78)

BERNARDSTON:   Peter Eastman Taylor age 78 of South Street died March 28, 2018 at Cooley Dickenson Hospital after a long period of failing health.

Pete was born October 18, 1939 in Greenfield, MA the son of Verna B (Eastman) and the late Maurice W. Taylor.  He attended Pittsfield and Greenfield schools, graduating from Greenfield High School in 1958.  He was very active in the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts during his school years and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  Pete joined the Army after graduating from high school and served for 3 years, most of which were spent in Germany.

After his discharge, Pete lived and worked in the Boston area where he met his future wife, Carol A. Stewart of Stoughton, MA.  They were married April 10, 1965 and made their home in Greenfield.

Pete moved back to Greenfield where he went to work for Bendix Corporation for 5 years and then Bete Fog Nozzle for many years.   He also worked for MilliTech for 5 years.   Pete retired from Bete Fog Nozzle in 2005.

Pete was a 52 year member of the Republican Lodge of Masons, the Scottish Rite Bodies and Melha Temple Shriners.  As a Shriner he joined the Clown Unit as “Peaches” and was an active participant for more than 30 years.

Pete enjoyed clowning, camping and his family.  He was an avid Blue Jays fan and enjoyed watching the Patriots.   He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Carol, his mother, Verna Taylor of Greenfield and his brother Maurice (Mo)Taylor of Greenfield.  Pete also leaves his daughter, Susan Taylor Hutchinson and her husband Steve of Monroe, NC.  His son Bill Taylor and his wife Shelli Cote Taylor of Greenfield.  He also leaves his grandchildren, Katie (Hutchinson) Harper and her husband Phil and their 6 children of Ware, MA, Casey Hutchinson and her partner Jacob Champagne and her son Quinlan of Easthampton, MA, his grandson, Steven Hutchinson and his wife Ashley of Wingate, NC.  He also leaves his grandson Nicholas Taylor and granddaughter Amber Taylor of Greenfield and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his infant grandson, Timothy Peter Hutchinson and his sister, Edith Taylor Ellsworth.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (4-4-18) at 11am at Kostanski Funeral Home 220 Federal St., Greenfield. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery in Bernardston. Calling hours will be Tuesday (4-3-18) from 6pm-8pm at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104-2396.

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