Loved sports, music, video games and competitive pool
David was born in Waltham and raised in Arlington, Lynnfield and Woburn. He attended Lynnfield schools and was a graduate of North Cambridge Catholic High School. David furthered his education when he enrolled in the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in Audio Engineering. After a career change, he went to the New England Tractor Trailer School in North Andover and completed the CDL program.
David loved sports, especially the Boston Bruins, music, video games, computers, drums, competitive pool, history and working on cars. While living in Lynnfield, David was a member of the high school football team and played on numerous youth hockey, baseball, basketball and football teams. He also played basketball for North Cambridge High School and was a past member of the Northeast APA championship pool league for many years. David played drums in the reggae band L.I.Z.Z.E.E. and for his brother Jason. David worked as a technician for Wayne’s Drain’s in Burlington and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
David was the loving father of Liam and Abigail. He was the cherished son of Edward and Claire (Fitzmaurice) Taylor of Pelham, New Hampshire. He was the caring brother of Bethany Taylor and Jason Taylor, both of Pelham, New Hampshire. He was the loving companion of Colleen McGonagle of Billerica. He was the grandson of Jeanette DeSoto and her husband, Charles, of Texas; and the late Doris Fitzmaurice and her late husband, Francis. He was the nephew of Joan Auger and her husband, Robert; Bruce DeSoto and his wife, Lindsey; Debbie Worley and her husband, Victor; the late Francis Fitzmaurice and his wife, Maryanne; Gary Taylor; Michael Taylor and David Fitzmaurice. Relatives and friends also survive him.
Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully are invited to attend. Interment will be private. For directions and to sign an online condolence, visit www.gatelyfh.com.