Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Louis Philip Taylor

January 3, 1928February 5, 2020

Norwich: Louis Philip Taylor, 92, of McKinley Avenue Extension, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the William W. Backus Hospital. Louis was born January 3, 1928 in Hartford, the son of the late Reuben and Cipa (Rosenberg) Taylor. He married Lois (Goldberg) on June 14, 1964 in Norwich. She survives him. He was a graduate of Yale University and worked as a builder with his own construction company and later as a construction manager for the State of Connecticut. Louis was a craftsman and tinkerer known for fixing the unfixable. He had an encyclopedic mind and a wicked sense of humor. Above all, he deeply loved his family. In addition to his beloved wife Lois, he is survived by his children Rebecca Hirade and husband Tomomi, Mary-Jo Schlachter and husband David, Reuben Taylor and wife Florence, Jonathan Taylor and wife Caroline Crilly, by his sisters Leah Spitz and Rachel Cristol, and by his grandchildren Sara Hirade, Emma and Nate Taylor, and Beatrice Taylor. A funeral service will be held at the Church and Allen Funeral Home in Norwich on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10 am. Burial will follow at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3 in Preston. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.churchandallen.com The Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St. Norwich, is entrusted with arrangements.


  • Funeral Sevice Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Burial Sunday, February 9, 2020


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Edward Goldberg

February 8, 2020

I was very fortunate to know Louie since I was a young boy growing up in Norwich and well before 1964 when he married Lois my cousin .
He always took a sincere, kind and caring interest in me then and when I grew up and left Norwich in the sixties .
His late mother was the same as to myself even when I was a a rather inattentive Latin student at NFA and bit too interested in sports ... and girlfriend
Louie was indeed a MAN FOR ALL SEASONS as Obituary accurately reflects .
My wife and I enjoyed our last visit with L and L at our last visit to their warm home four years ago ...
Our thoughts are with his family and you may all rest assure that we will never forget his kindness and interest in us ...

Joyce Sadinsky Strickland

February 8, 2020

I lived next door to Louis from the age 5 to 18. I visited him about 3 yrs ago when in Norwich & we walked through the backyard together. I remember Louis as a tall, strong handsome man always working in the back yard. One particular incident occurred when I accidentally put my arm through the glass of a storm door & he came over to take care of my cuts until my parents came home. Louis was always a sweetheart of a neighbor. I was thinking about him just the other day & intended on visiting him & Lois this summer.

Lois, my sincere condolences to you & your family. I am so sorry knowing I won’t be seeing him when we’re in Norwich!