HOPE MILLS — Frances Taylor, 95, of Hope Mills, NC passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Taylor was born on September 6, 1916 in Kings County, NY. She was the daughter of the late Guiseppe (Joseph) Sorrentino and Rose Girardi Sorrentino.
She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of almost 61 years, CSM (Ret.) Richard Eugene Taylor.
She is survived by her three daughters, Frances Lynn Stoller and husband Arthur of Bloomington, IL, Pamela Taylor Blackmore and husband Gregory of Fayetteville, NC, Sharon Taylor Dixon and husband Harry of Raleigh, NC; a son, Richard E. Taylor, II and wife Sandra of Vanceboro, NC; 10 grandchildren, Frances Lynn Sparks and husband Daniel, Edward Leigh Bunch, James Kevin Price and wife Rachel, First Sergeant Charles David Smith and wife Monika, Gregory Arthur Blackmore, II, Francesca Nicole Blackmore, Daniel Allen Bergeron and wife Erin, Christina Bergeron Bracali and husband Julian, Richard Eugene Taylor, III, and Shannon Meredith Taylor; seven great-grandchildren, Amanda Marie Sparks, Jacob Ryan Sparks, Cassandra Lynn Sparks, Olivia Katharina Smith, Luke Nathaniel Smith, Peyton Anna Smith and Taylor Grace Bracali.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be conducted at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Hope Mills, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Thomas Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Services by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Community Home Care and Hospice; or a charity of your choice.