The following obituary was provided by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home.
Capt. Robert L. Taylor of the North Kingstown Fire Department passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 8. He was 55 years old. He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Nancy A. (Chadwick) Taylor for 35 years.
Born in North Providence, he was a son of the late Ernest W., Jr. and Laura M. (Capracotta) Taylor. He served in the Rhode Island National Guard for eight ears.
Tyalor was the fire mechanic for the North Kingstown Fire Department for 27 years; and was a member of IAFF Local 1651.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation the RI Bow Hunters Club and was a lifetime member of the Exeter #1 Volunteer Fire Department. He loved spending his time helping others.
Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Nathanial J. Taylor and his wife Keely of Pawtucket and Laura M. Taylor of Exeter; three brothers, James A. Taylor, DJ Taylor and Peter E. Taylor all of Exeter; two sisters, Sarah Bergeron of Exeter and Carol Ann Bergantini of South Kingstown; his best friend, Bruce Quimby; and his work partner and friend, Eric Maculan. He was the brother of the late Karen M. Swanson.
His funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the North Kingstown Firefighters Local 1651 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 844, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or to the Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822 will be appreciated.