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Joan Fahy Taylor

July 7, 1934 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 83)

The Piano Brothers

Joan Fahy Taylor, 83, of Springfield, VA, formerly of Westminster, MD and Arlington, VA, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her home.  Born July 7, 1934 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leo Vincent and Evelyn (Cahoon) Fahy.  She was the wife of the late Robert Albert Taylor, to whom she was married for 56 years.

Joan’s greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and loving support to anyone in need.  She worked for several agencies of the United States government, including the FBI, the CIA and the State Department.  She graduated with honors from Western Maryland College at the age of 60.  Joan loved to write and was an avid reader.  She enjoyed attending Bible study and prayer groups.  She loved helping and serving others and volunteered for several organizations throughout the years, including Resurrection Farm, the Literacy Council, the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, Hospice, and Meals on Wheels.  

Surviving are 3 daughters, Cecilia Todd and husband, James, of Annandale, VA, Marie Taylor of Mt. Vernon, VA, and Laura Blanchard and husband, Michael, of Swannanoa, NC; 3 sons, Thomas Taylor and wife, Colleen, of Holly Springs, NC, David Taylor and wife, Minet, of Woodbridge, VA, and Robert S. Taylor of Arlington, VA; brother, Thomas Fahy and wife Katherine of TN; sister, Mary Smith and husband Richard of Kensington, MD; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her beloved husband, she was predeceased by sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Arthur Smith.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, MD with Father John F. Lesnick as celebrant.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. on Friday at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenspring Hospice, 7414 Spring Village Dr, Springfield, VA, 22150.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
December 8, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
136 East Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
December 9, 2017

1:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
44 Frederick St.
Taneytown, MD 21787


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