Eleanor B. “Ellie” Taylor

AUBURN – Eleanor B. “Ellie” Taylor, 82, and longtime Auburn resident, died Thursday evening surrounded by her family, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Bangor on April 6, 1942, one of two children born to Dr. Russell and Doris ( Martinage) Bridges.

Ellie was educated in Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1960. Following high school, she graduated as a Lab Technician from Thayer Hospital in Waterville. Ellie met her future husband, Fred Taylor of Fairfield in 1955 and on July 22, 1961, they were married in Fairfield. They then relocated, initially to Lewiston, for a few years, and then settled in Auburn to raise their family of three boys. They remained in that same Auburn home for 58 years.

Ellie first worked at Central Maine General Hospital (CMMC) and later went to work for the Auburn School Department where she spent over 30 years until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, doing crafts, and involvement in the Kora Temple Shrine with her husband Fred, but more than anything else, she enjoyed and cherished her family and their get-togethers, both simple and special. Being the loving and supportive mother she was, she went to all her boys’ sporting events as they were growing up through school and did the same for her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well attending her great granddaughter’s dance recitals.

Ellie was a loving, and hardworking wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was always willing to help out and volunteer, expecting nothing in return. She will be missed dearly by her entire family. She is now hugging her grandson Nicholas in Heaven as they watch over their family here on earth.

She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Fred Taylor of Auburn; three sons: Michael Taylor of New Gloucester, Robert Taylor and wife Mary Ellen of Auburn and Jeffrey Taylor, also of Auburn; four grandchildren, Jessica Hutchinson and husband Randy, Jessica Rubashkin and husband Paul, Paul Michaud and wife Ashley and Craig Michaud and fiancée Taylor Graul; five great-grandchildren, Randan and Jamison Hutchinson, Ellie and Michael Rubashkin, and Rory Michaud; her brother Russell Bridges and wife Ann of Embden; niece Lori Creamer, husband Eric and their daughter Kelsey, nephew Toby Bridges, wife Tonia and their children Cody and Abigale.

Ellie was predeceased by her grandson Nicholas Taylor, her parents Dr. Russell and Doris Bridges and her in-laws, Douglas and Alice Taylor.

Visitation at Pinette, Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway LEWISTON on Sat. June 22nd from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. followed by a brief funeral service at 1 p.m.

To leave a message for the family in their online guestbook, please visit http://www.lynchbrothers.com

A service of Pinette, Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 784-4023.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ellie’s memory, payable to:

“Shriners’ Childrens’ – Boston” or payable to “Shriners’ Childrens’ – New England” and either donation can

be mailed to

Kora Shrine Center

11 Sabattus St.

Lewiston, ME 04240

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