Thomas W. Taylor died at home on Friday, Oct. 1. He was 86.
Tom was raised and educated in Brookline. He graduated in 1952 from Brookline High School where he excelled at playing football. He served in the Army during the Korean War and then worked as a Boston police officer for many years until his retirement in 1976.
Tom was a true adventurer who never wasted an opportunity to travel, especially if he could fly his Cessna to whatever destination he was heading. He enjoyed many trips to Costa Rica, Ireland, and Florida, among other places.
Tom was the loving brother of Elizabeth Tamborella and her late husband, Michael, of Weymouth, Walter Taylor and his wife, Delores, of California, and the late Mary Fagan. Tom is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation for Tom on Friday, Oct. 8, from 9-10:30 a.m., in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Square) in Weymouth. A funeral Mass will be held in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth, at 11 a.m., immediately following the visitation. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Brookline.
Donations can be made in memory of Tom to the charity of your choice. Visit www.CCShepherd.com or call 781-337-0050 for directions or online condolences.