David A. Taylor

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:30am

David A. Taylor, 84 of Boothbay Harbor, Maine passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Oct. 13, 2018 at their home.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 8, 1934 to Theodore and Flora (Comire) Taylor. David graduated from Deep River Connecticut High School, where he was class president, and graduated from Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.

He worked for electrical contractors, General Dynamics and Electric Boat, in Groton, Connecticut on submarines. David also had a passion for politics and ran as the democratic nominee for governor for the state of Connecticut. He later ran for county commissioner in Lincoln County, Maine. He enjoyed traveling and visited Italy, Montana and Virginia. As a hobby, David enjoyed restoring his summer cottage on Southport. It was there he met David Hutchins, whom became a very dear friend.

David married Eleanor “Ellie” Paoletti and shared 35 wonderful years together. In 2000, they made Maine their permanent home.

David was predeceased by his parents, daughter Judith Gallagher, and twin brother Theodore Taylor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ellie Taylor; David’s two children, son Robert of Harwinton, Connecticut, and daughter Ingrid Meyers of Berlin, Connecticut; stepson, Rick Duprey of Butte, Montana; stepdaughter, Paula Ann Duprey of Hillsville, Virginia; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous close friends, especially David Hutchins.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, 125 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

There will be a reception immediately following the service downstairs in the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mainehealth Care at Home (formerly Lincoln County Hospice), 15 Industrial Park Rd., Saco, ME 04072

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit