1943 – 2019
Putnam – Rebecca (Smith) Taylor, 76, of Peake Brook Rd, died unexpectedly on April 5, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late William B. Taylor. Born in Williamsport, PA. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jane (Peacock) Smith.
Rebecca was employed as a medical transcriptionist, working for the Day Kimball Medical Group in Dayville. She was an avid reader and collector of vast quantities of books and literary compositions. Rebecca was a talented counted cross stitcher and many young girls dressed their Barbie Dolls in clothing that Rebecca handmade. She was also a “Cat Mom” and an avid New York Yankees fan, but what she is most cherished for is the love and devotion that she expressed towards her family.
Rebecca is survived by her son, Greg Smith and wife Robin of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Brendan Smith and his wife Kait, Mackenzie LeBlanc and her husband Keith; and her beautiful great grandson, Avett Kelly Smith. She was predeceased by her brother, the late Michael W. Smith.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rebecca’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.
Memorial donations may be made to Woodstock Academy, “Love for Lilly” 57 Academy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.