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Patricia Taylor, 84, Westport Administrator

WESTPORT, Conn. – Patricia "Pat" C. Taylor, a longtime Westport resident, died June 14 at Norwalk Hospital with her family at her side. She was 84.

Born April 20, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Dr. Gerald Carroll and Florence Donnelly Carroll. Taylor worked as a teacher in Norwalk schools before leaving to raise her four children.

She graduated from Georgian Court University in New Jersey and received a master's degree in education from Columbia University. She was married to Paul C. Taylor Sr. for 55 years.

Taylor was a member of the Assumption Church Women's Guild for many years. She started a second career as an administrator at the Southport Racquet Club, where she worked for more than 20 years. She had a love for reading and knitting and would look forward to weekly bridge games.

She is survived by her husband, Paul; two sons, Paul C. (Karen) Taylor Jr., of Fairfield, and Timothy L. (Megan) Taylor, of Westport; two daughters, Geryl A. (Michael) Reid, of Stratford, and Laureen C. T. (Edward) Koch, of Reno, Nev.; a brother, Kevin Carroll, of Maine and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Gerald Carroll, and two sisters, Maureen Boylan and Esme Carroll.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Harding Funeral Home in Westport. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Assumption Church in Westport.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Compo Beach Beautification Committee, 27 Soundview Drive, Westport, CT 06880.

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