Published September 27, 2019

MEDFORD — Evelyn O. (Johnson) Taylor, 93, died peacefully at home on September 23, 2019.

Evelyn was born in New Bedford to the late Axel Edgar and Olga (Hugo) Johnson. She was raised in Barrington, Rhode Island and has lived in Medford for the past 64 years. Evelyn was a homemaker who was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening and spending time with her family on Lake Winnipesaukee for many years. She was also a former Sunday school teacher.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. “Bob” Taylor. Loving mother of the late Linda S. Gordon and her late husband Paul of Nev., Larry R. Taylor and his wife Esther of Andover, Jill L. Evangelista and her husband Marco of Medford, Jeffrey C. Taylor and his wife Catherine of Tewksbury, David W. Taylor and his wife Carol of Woburn, Debra A. Ferullo and her husband Stephen of Wakefield, and the late Linda E. Taylor.

Cherished grandmother of Mark and his wife Nicole, David, Jared, David, Lindsay and her fiancé Corey, Scott and his wife Jade, Michael, Adam, Derek and his wife Juliana, Sean, Justin, Keri, Tyler and Jesse. Caring great-grandmother of Kassidy, Madyson, Caden and Marlee. Devoted sister of the late Clifton Johnson and his wife Irene. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, September 26 from 4-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 27 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Forest St. Malden at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472 or @ To send a message of condolence please visit