Thomas Taylor Sr.

Memorial Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 31, 2024
Lawrence Funeral Home
2119 Boston Post Road
Darien , Connecticut, United States

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Noroton Presbyterian Church
2011 Post Road
Darien, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Thomas William Taylor Sr.

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Tom Taylor, a 45 year resident of Darien, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2024. Tom was born to Alva and Mary Taylor in Coshocton, OH, and earned a BA from Duke University, and JD from University of Michigan Law School.


After graduation, he lived in Cleveland, where he met his wife-to-be, Janet Hausser. They moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1974 and to Darien in 1979 with their two children, Thomas W., Jr. of Oak Park, IL (Jody Evenson) and Kathleen T. Nash of Fairfield.


He was employed for nearly 40 years by the Comptroller of the Currency, a bank regulatory agency of the United States Treasury Department. During his tenure he represented the agency as its member on the National Commission on Electronic Funds Transfers and established the first formal consumer protection office.


Upon retirement he became a volunteer at Person to Person, a member of the Darien Men's association, and as Treasurer and Board member of the Darien Community Association. He was an active member of the Noroton Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and deacon, as well as a long time member of the finance committee. He was also active in the Presbytery of Southern New England for many years in several capacities, including Treasurer, and as a member of the Committee on Ministry, Nominations, Trustees, and Council.


Despite his faith, he suffered as a devoted Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.


He is survived by four grandchildren, Betsy, Gavin, and Daphne Nash, and Sam Taylor, by his brother Richard A. Taylor of Coshocton (Judy Taylor), sister Elizabeth Reid of Columbia, MO (Robert Reid), sister-in-law Jeanne Lipps of San Marino, CA, and by two nieces and four nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Janet, and his brother, Joseph F. Taylor.

The family will receive friends on Friday May 31, 2024 from 4PM-7PM at the Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Rd, Darien CT.  A memorial service will be held at Noroton Presbyterian Church on Saturday June 1, 2024, at 10AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Noroton Presbyterian Church:

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