Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Aunt Maria's Obituary

Maria Constance Taylor
September 1, 1916 - Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Maria Constance (Nunes) Taylor, age 94, of Buffalo, MN, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Buffalo.Maria was born in Portugal on September 1, 1916, to Joseph and Florence (Rica) Nunes and came to the U.S. at the age of two.

Maria was a long-time resident of the Central New York area, where she was a former employee of General Electric and an active member in Business and Professional Women, Hair Designer Guild, and the Paint and Pallet Guild. She was also a long-time hairdresser in the Central New York State area, as well as an instructor in Boces Cosmetology programs. Maria was also a 37-year breast cancer survivor.

Maria is survived by her children: Diana (Bill) McCarty of Buffalo; Carol Taylor Hart of St. Paul, MN; and stepdaughter Nancy Wright of Lake Helen, FL; grandchildren: Jonathan, Michael and Kristen McCarty; Bethany (Joel) Velasco, Erin (Jason) Couture, Corinne Taylor and several great-grandchildren.Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Arnon L. Taylor; sister Alziria Motta, and stepson James L. Taylor.

A private family gathering and interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made either to the family or to a charity of your choice.


Pat said...

Thanks, Diana, for sending this along.


Diana said...

It seems rather odd to compress all the thoughts and memories into just a few short paragraphs.

Thank you for posting it.

Pat said...

It must be strange for you to read, but it is also a great way to learn items about Aunt Maria I never knew.


Nance said...

I agree that it's a great way to learn more about Maria. I never knew that she was a breast cancer survivor -- she was definitely so full of life and such a survivor otherwise. I enjoyed the times we spent together. Thank you, Diana, for posting this for us.