Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Portland - Daniel "Danny" Chester Taylor of Farmington ME passed away with his children by his side, holding his hands and loving him through his last hours, Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born August 4 1956 a son of Chester Everett and Ruth Edna (Drown) Taylor in Farmington. Danny was well known early on for his musical talent, hell raising and vehicle bodywork. Danny began his career selling vehicles at Gray Ford in Farmington later working in his own shops in both Farmington and Jay, then later with his longtime friend, Mark Redmond at Mark’s Southern Auto. Many would say that Dan could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. Danny played in several bands throughout his musical career including The Fugitives, Chance, and later playing music on his own and often with his son Daniel. Danny enjoyed an impressive racing career at Oxford Planes Speedway winning multiple races and trophies #29 and helped support and encourage many up and coming newer drivers such as his nephew Scott Ladd. Many of us will never forget the race bus drives to and from the track with his brother Bobby as the bus driver. Danny could light up a room with his fun loving, kind, full of life personality. He loved those he knew deeply and formed bonds with people quickly. Danny knew and loved so many. Helping others and making others feel important is where he drew his own happiness from. Danny was an entertainer wherever he went and enjoyed playing music when he stayed in Florida, becoming friends with Merle Haggard and playing at Happy Horseshoe Campground in the summer, where he enjoyed spending time with his friends Buster and Judy Pinkham. Danny enjoyed spending time with his friends and family including his children and grandchildren, racing, country music, old cars, travelling to Florida in the winter, and going on road trips with anyone that wanted to go. Danny will be remembered by those closest to him as a jokester, always with a story to tell or a saying he would have come up with. His children, all vocally gifted, enjoy a deep appreciation of all types of music and musical talent in large part, because of their dad. We will always chuckle at his fear of the dark (which some of us inherited) and Bigfoot (he is real). Danny was predeceased by two daughters, Jaymi and Brittany Taylor along with their mother Robyn, his mother and father, Chet and Ruth, his brother Robert and a very special cousin, Joseph P. Taylor. He leaves behind daughters Carrie Bredeau and husband Ward, Brooke Gordon and husband Adam, son Daniel Taylor and companion Kelsey Bilorous; grandchildren Dawson Bredeau and Avyanna Gordon; sister Bonnie Ladd and husband Wayne; sister Connie Evans and companion Lou; several nieces and nephews and close friends including Sally Tibbets, Howie Ruff, Mark Bogue, and Alicia Taylor.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation, Monday from 4-7 pm, at the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, where Covid-19 guidelines of the use of masks, socially distancing, and limitation of 50 at any one time in the facility. Friends are invited to RSVP for the visitation as well as share memories in his Book of Memories at Private family interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be considered to The Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Ave., Manchester, ME 04351/
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 9, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 9, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wiles Remembrance Center
    137 Farmington Falls Road
    Farmington, Maine 04938
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    Covid-19 guidelines of Social Distancing, Use of Masks, and limitation of 50 at any one time in the facility will be observed.


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Debbie and Smiley

Posted at 12:55pm
We are very sorry for your loss

Debra Minervino

Posted at 10:36am
It's so sad to have to say goodbye to Danny, but it would be selfish to want him to stay beyond that which was God's will. Each of us in time will meet our maker, and I for one, pray it is with the calm and peace with which his children sent him. You were loved by many Danny, and will never be forgotten. I have thought of you many times in the last few days, and I'm glad we became friends and not just cousins. I cherish the memory of you singing Little Rosa as a little boy at Uncle Charlie and Aunt Ruth's farm. We had many good times at Mom's .... one in particular was when you sang, 'I Don't Wanna Cry' by Larry Gatlin. I begged you to sing it time and time again and thought you did a much better job covering it than Mr Gatlin. I remember telling you about George Strait's, 'This Is Where The Cowboy Rides Away', and liked it when you told me you would check it out. A lot of memories surrounding music, and now dear cousin you are among the Greats. I will look forward to seeing you and all those who passed before us again one day. Until then, rest easy ....

Maryjane Leighton

Posted at 06:16pm
At Belgrade Country Club. 7/24/2010

Dana Therrien

Posted at 09:51am
Danny worked with my brother Jody for years. Some time ago I bought a couple of old metal lawn chairs at an antique shop. They were rusted and in really bad shape. Jody owned and had sold and missed an antique Corvette and an Antique Impala. I wanted him to have a momento of the cars so I brought the chairs to Danny. He researched the original paint, did all the "body work" and he transformed those chairs into an antique Impala and an antique Corvette. Absolutely beautiful and one of a kind works of art! Artistic vision + incredible skills + creativity + a passion for putting a smile on the face of his friends and family. That's the Danny I knew. I thank him for creating a lasting memory for the Therrien family. He'll be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. - Dana Therrien

Pat, Karen & Andy, Becky, Ann Marie and families

Posted at 07:05am
Remembering Danny with love, laughter and music...wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. With love,
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