Eleanor M (Gearing) Taylor -- West Warwick
Eleanor Mary (Gearing) Taylor, born June 18, 1929 in Worcester, MA to Minnie Anna Clay and Albert George Lord Gearing. The second oldest, Eleanor has an older sister Jean, younger sister Marie, and her baby brother, George. The family came to life in Providence when Eleanor was 4 years old. She is a graduate of Hope High School. When she was young, she volunteered and worked at Rhode Island Hospital and Providence Lying-In Hospital. She once dreamt of being a nurse. She later worked for two different jewelry companies where she was in charge of stringing pearls at the last one. From there she went to work for Amica Insurance doing clerical/keypunch work. She had to leave Amica once she got married. She met her husband, Paul Eugene Taylor, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Providence when he came to try a new church with her future brother-in-law, Herb Sumner, and they joined the youth fellowship group. After dating a few other girls, Paul finally asked Eleanor out on a date when she was 18 years old. Though everyone told Eleanor he was too old for her (he was six years her senior), they were together from that day on. Paul & Eleanor married on May 13, 1950 and remained married for 61 years, until his death in 2011. They had four children, Linda, Bob, Rick & Paula; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Eric, Jill & Ali; and one great –grandchild, Jaedyn.
Reported: 02/03/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
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