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Hazel Taylor, 93

Hazel Frances Taylor of Moodus, a former Westport resident, died Oct. 5. She was 93. Image
Helen Taylor: former Westporter. Contributed photo

Born May 27, 1926 in Dublin, Hazel grew up near London and married her husband, Dennis Taylor, on June 12, 1947. The couple emigrated to Toronto in 1956 and to Westport in 1966, where they lived for 20 years before retiring to Madison.

She was an accomplished artist, devoted to her family.

She is survived by her four daughters, Deirdre Taylor, Linda Dewey (Raymond), Susan Murray (Liam), Cindy Hughson (Guy), seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A memorial service is planned for spring 2020. Donations can be made to either of her favorite charities: The Norma Phriem Breast Care Center ( or The American Heart Association (

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