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TAYLOR - Lucy V. Age 97, passed away on November 17, 2019, after a brief illness in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in Buffalo, New York, on December 13, 1921, where she lived her entire life until she moved to Princeton, New Jersey, and then to New Orleans to be near her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. Beloved mother of Susan M. Taylor (Paolo G. Meozzi) and grandmother of Filippo Meozzi, Scott Taylor (Robin), and Deborah Terry, she is also survived by three great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and her former daughter-in-law, Deanne Taylor. Her two sons, David W. Taylor and W. Edward Taylor, predeceased her. Lucy was married to Willard DeLong Taylor for 18 years before he passed away in 1968. She worked closely with him for many years as he built Taylor Travel Service into one of the first businesses of its kind in Western New York. After his death, she continued to work in this service industry and contributed significantly to its stature in the region. Her partner of many years, W. James Somerville, preceded her in death in 2001. They enjoyed many happy years together. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was 91 when she joined her family in New Orleans. She enjoyed the best of the city including birthday dinners with family at Commander's Palace and long visits in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, her favorite place in New Orleans. All who knew her will remember her warm smile and gracious manner. She will be truly missed by her family and many friends in Buffalo, Princeton, and New Orleans. A memorial celebration will be held in Buffalo in the spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, in honor of Lucy V. Taylor. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences at

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