Arthur R Taylor, 86, was born in Connecticut on January 29, 1934. He passed away on June 3, 2020, in Warwick, RI. He went by either: Art, Ronnie, or Popeye. Most of his friends knew him as Popeye. He was the son of the late Arthur and Emily Taylor, and pre-deceased by his brother Allan and sister Nancy.
Arthur grew up in Pawtucket, RI and graduated from East Senior High School. He received his degree in accounting at Bryant College.
Popeye was married to Constance (Ogden) Taylor in the 50s, then divorced in the 70s. However, their love story never faded. They were often together during the holidays, attended events for grandchildren and they loved going to Newport for the day or taking weekend trips to Cape Cod. Connie was Dad’s heath advisor and support and Ronnie was Mom’s driver for all the together things. Connie kept their wedding photo prominently displayed in her living room; Dad kept the newspaper clipping of their engagement announcement in his wallet, and wore an engraved cross Mom gave him in 1953. It was not a perfect love story but it was everlasting. Dad began to fight cancer in January 2020. After Mom had succumbed to Alzheimer’s on March 28, Dad followed her to heaven less than three months later.
A long-time employee of Pitney Bowes, he took pride in working hard, boasted often about his negotiation skills, enjoyed golfing, and driving his Mustang. He was a veteran, served in the Korean War for the United States Coast Guard, and his mind was sharp as a tack to the very end.
He leaves behind his four children: Donna Kenahan, Robin Bessette, Lynne Habershaw, and John Taylor, and six grandchildren: David, Danielle, Rebecca, Taylor, Meaghan, Kiernan.
When the time is right, we will celebrate their love and scatter their ashes over the bay. They both cherished the ocean and found peace from it.