Grace Taylor, longtime secretary at diocesan Education Office

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Grace A. Taylor, 83, the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Delaney) Taylor died December 24. She was an avid New England sports fan, especially a devotee of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Taylor was also an accomplished writer having short stories published in Readers Digest and other such periodicals.

After 45 years of dedicated service to the Fall River Diocese’s Education Department, Grace volunteered her time in local food pantries and at the Catholic Memorial Home. Taylor was also a 2001 recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal from Pope John Paul II.

She leaves cousins, Mary F. Murphy of Somerset; Dr. Patrick Delaney of Leominster; and a nephew, Gerald Taylor of Woodbury, N.J.

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated December 31 in St. Margaret Mary’s Chapel at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.

Contributions in her honor may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home. 

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