Eugene L. Taylor, 86, passed away on Wednesday November 29, 2023, at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital with his family by his side.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop where visitation will be held Wednesday December 6th from 10 am - 1pm. A prayer service will be held at 11:00am offered by Fr. Ray Moreau.
Eugene was born on May 6, 1937, to the late Merchant G. and Loretta J. (Farmer) Taylor. He started school at St. Josephs Academy in Brasher Falls to the old Quonset building in Winthrop and graduated from St. Lawrence Central in 1956.
Gene was married to Patricia Snickles on July 12, 1958, at the Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton. Fr. Plant had the wedding.
He worked on the seaway for several years and had his own dairy farm for many years. Gene and his wife owned and operated Taylor Corner Store in Brasher Falls for 27 years. He also worked for many years for Midstate Elevators with his long-time friend Denis Doyle. Gene was a member of Elevators Construction Union Local 35 out of Albany.
Gene enjoyed hunting with his two sons and spending time with his daughters; his grandchildren were very important to him. He had joined many hunting clubs but would rather be in the woods at home with his sons and grandsons.
Gene was a member of the Red Tavern Club, East Brook, Everton Hunting Club, a life member of the St. Regis Falls Sportsman Club, Tri-Town Chamber, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks in Potsdam.
He later retired to his family home in Brasher Falls, near his family where he enjoyed his two dogs, Molly, and Gabriel for many years; and working in his wood shop, where he made chests, cedar beds, and many wood items for his kids and grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his children; David Taylor, Rebecca Riggs, Brian Taylor, Christina McCarthy and her family; grandchildren, Zach and Cynthia Taylor, Ben Taylor and Cory, Abbigail and Jon Sahagun, Emily Taylor, Brianne Taylor, Blake Riggs and Dan, Brittany and Donovan Lawless; great grandchildren, Mason, Aubrey, Avah Jane, Henry James, Theo, and Liv; friend, Nancy McCarthy; siblings, John and Cathy Taylor, Shirley Russell, Corrine Crump, Paulette Reid, Mary Kitchen, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Memories and condolences can be shared at www.hammillfh.com.