May 20, 1927 – June 4, 2018
Hersey Dyer Taylor Jr, 91 of Provincetown MA passed away on Monday June 4th. Hersey was born May 20, 1927 in Waltham MA to Hersey Dyer Taylor and Hattie Cobb Taylor. He grew up in Provincetown MA where his father ran the local funeral home. Hersey graduated High School from Tilton Academy (NH) in 1945 then he immediately enlisted in the Navy serving in the south pacific in 1945 & 1946. After WWII Hersey entered Springfield College, graduating in 1951. While at Springfield he met the love of his life Joan Alexandra Brand of Longmeadow MA. Hersey and Joan were married in June of 1952. Upon graduation from Springfield Hersey began a 25 year professional career with the YMCA. He served as Executive Director of YMCA’s in Silver Springs MD, Annapolis MD, Baltimore MD and Framingham MA. Hersey spent the last 20 years of his professional life as a fundraising consultant with Ward, Dreshman and Reinhart, helping churches, hospitals, and social service agencies from cost to cost raise dollars to further their reach and mission. Hersey is survived by his wife of 66 years Joan they had two sons, Richard Taylor of Vashon WA and Robert Taylor, deceased and three grandchildren, Jonathan Taylor of Seattle WA, Rebecca Taylor of Sydney Australia, and Jennifer Taylor of Somerville MA. Hersey was very active in the Cape community serving as a volunteer at the Cape Cod National Seashore, on the Board of the Visiting Nurses Association, The vestry of his church, The Church of the Holy Spirit, and was an active member for over 60 years of King Hiram’s Masonic lodge in Provincetown MA. Visiting Hours will be held at Nickerson’s Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans MA, on Thursday June 7 from 10:00- 11:30. Funeral Service will be Thursday June 7 at 2:00 at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans. The Family asks that any memorial gifts be made in Hersey’s honor to the Cape Cod National Seashore. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com .
- Joan Taylor, Wife
- Richard Taylor, Son
- Robert Taylor, Son
- Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Esther Gunn Lucas
June 7, 2018
Dear Aunt Joan and Rick, I just heard today that Uncle Dee passed this week and I am so saddened by the news. I have many fond memories from my childhood of us sharing our families. My Dad, Charlie, Jr. always thought of Uncle Dee as his brother (although they were step-brothers) and it is comforting to know that they are together along with Nana (Harriet) and my grandfather (Charlie, Sr.). I hope that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories of a life well lived. Sending my love and hugs to all the family, Esther & Gary Lucas
June 7, 2018
I was proud to know Hersey in my capacity as the Head of School of Tilton School. After my wife and I met him in 2013, we realized that he never had the chance to participate in our high school graduation ceremony because of his enlistment. We invited him to our Commencement in 2014 and the tears, the joy and the thunderous applause from the students, graduates, parents and alumni in his honor is a memory indelibly etched in the fabric of our school. It was one of the greatest honors of my life to officially present him his high school diploma. He will be missed, and he will live forever at Tilton School.
June 7, 2018
My Sweet Mr. T, I will always have you in my heart, and getting to hear all the amazing things that happened in your life . I was so fortunate to have gotten to know you and you will be missed by me and many others. Trips to Rock Harbor for fried clams (your favorite), loving the smell of the Bay and the ocean air, so many happy memories. My heart and prayers go out to your beautiful wife Joan and your son Rick wife Debra and family. Heaven is certainly going to be full of surprises with you up there!!!!!! Miss you and love you, Tally Ho!!!!! Judy
June 7, 2018
Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Hersey's passing. I wish I could of made it up for his visiting hours and funeral. I still have yet to find out how he knew I had bought a round glass top for a coffee table many years ago in Brewster at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club...he never told me.. I really enjoyed talking with him when we could.