Gwen A. Taylor- Newhall

Born: Sun., Nov. 15, 1953
Died: Sun., Jan. 17, 2021

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Uxbridge- Gwendolyn Taylor-Newhall, 67, passed away on Sun. Jan. 17, 2021 at her home in Plymouth, MA. after a two year battle with mesothelioma.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years Gary C. Newhall; her step-father John A “Jack” Sampson of Uxbridge; a sister Mary Boulanger of Millville; 2 brothers Joseph “Bobby” Taylor of Whitinsville and John A. “Del” Taylor of Upton.

She is also survived by 2 stepchildren; Stacy Kawalec of Coventry, CT and Kelly Singer of Brooklyn, CT; 3 grandchildren, Jenna, Jacob, and Samantha; and several nieces, nephews, and good friends. She was predeceased by her brother Francis H. Birrette-Taylor and her sister Sylvia Parsons.
Born on Nov. 15, 1953 in Milford, MA she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Alice (Birrette) Taylor.  The family moved to L’Ardoise, Nova Scotia where Gwen was raised to age 12.  The family then moved back to Linwood, MA. where she was educated in the Good Shepherd School and Uxbridge High School.  Gwen graduated Uxbridge High School in the Class of 1972.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Bryant University in 1980.

She worked at several Boston area companies until she and Gary moved to Troy, Michigan in 1989 where they lived for more than 30 years.  In Michigan she worked in Human Resources as a Benefit’s Specialist for a number of Auto Parts Suppliers, retiring in 2015.  Gwen loved her home in Michigan and made many great friends that became an extended family. She and Gary moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts in November, 2019.

Gwen enjoyed cooking, golfing, gardening, dining out and traveling. She loved to explore new places with Gary.  She will be greatly missed by everyone she knew.  She touched many lives with her loving, caring, kindness and positive attitude.

Because of Covid-19, Gwen’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital to support The Thornton House at the International Mesothelioma Program. Checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women's Hospital with "in memory of Gwen Newhall and in support for the Thornton House" in the memo line, and sent to: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.
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Nancy and Jim Casadevall
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Anyone who knew Gwen has stories. Anyone who knew Gwen loved her. She had a sweet spirit and will be dearly missed.

Coleen and Tom O’Neil
   Posted Thu January 21, 2021
Dear Uncle Jack, and Gwens Family. Our deepest sympathy to each of you at this sad time. We send you our Prayers, love and care as you go through your journey of grief. With our love, Coleen and Tom O’Neil and Family.

Craig Barry
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
... Gwen was one of, if not the sweetest person, I ever knew. My condolences to Gary and all of those that loved her, because she was a rare gem ...

Kathleen Conway
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
It is with our deepest sadness we offer our sincere sympathy to Gary and Gwen’s family. It has only been recently that we reconnected and I am so grateful to have been able to be with her again. Gwen was the most upbeat, positive woman I have ever met. We will love her always and miss her dearly.
Kathleen & Fred Conway

Nancy (Marchand) Adams
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
Del & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. I remember hanging out with her when we all went to Good Shepherd. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Nancy Fontaine and Norm Fontaine
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
We are so sorry to hear this news but so grateful for the laughter and many times we got together over our lives together. From Massachusetts to Michigan., we spent a lot of time enjoying our ever-changing lives, and celebrating our kids and grandkids together. She lit up every room she was in and made everyone feel loved and happy. May she be in the Arms of Angels forever looking out over all of us.

With Deeply Felt Condolences,

Norm and Nancy Fontaine

Rockwall, Texas

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