Lila Hewson Taylor
July 30, 1926 – September 22, 2022
Our treasured mother passed away after 96 years of sharing her zest for life with so much love, humor and grace. With her every day, Lila set the standard with the life she lived so well . . . always giving of herself and making the world a better place for those who knew her.
Born in Watertown, Massachusetts Lila was the daughter of Garfield and Hazel (Chicken) Hewson, along with her brothers, Gar, Don and Bob. The family moved to Weymouth before finally settling down in Winthrop, Massachusetts, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Lila graduated from Winthrop High School in 1944 and spent about a year and a half at the University of New Hampshire. Around that time, she participated in the USO and met James D. Taylor, a sailor from San Diego, California. They married on New Year’s Day in 1949.
The 1950s came and so started their family: Brad, Nancy, Lisa and Suzanne.
Life continued with new challenges, as the 1960s arrived. After being a housewife and mother, her life changed, and Lila decided she wanted something new. She found a job at Putnam Investments, where she worked as a Librarian for the next 35+ years, finally retiring when she was 72.
All her life she enjoyed many years of fun playing cards with the “bridge” ladies. She remained well known around Winthrop, as she rode her blue bicycle everywhere! She became a world traveler, finding her way to the Great Wall of China, Mykonos, England and Australia.
She is survived by Brad and Lynn Taylor, Nancy and Thomas (Oakie) O’Connor, Lisa and John Tardif, and Suzanne and David Semedo. Lila loved to travel, but she loved her grandchildren even more. Lisa and John gave her Jonathan, Linda (Tardif) Perry and husband Sam and Rebecca Mombourquette. Suzanne and David gave her Jessica and Joshua and wife Kristen. Brad and Lynn gave her Gillian. Three great- grandchildren, Charles Mombourquette, Brett and Maggie, and two great-great grandchildren, Henry and Noah. And Lila always loved her Sammy cat!
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Northeast Animal Shelter.
Services were private, but a Celebration of Lila’s life will occur at a future date.