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Mona Taylor, 87, passed away peacefully June 29, 2021, with her family and close friend by her side after a long illness.
She was born in 1933 in Hamilton, Ontario. She graduated from McGill University with a bachelor's in chemistry and served as chief librarian at DuPont Research Laboratory Library in Kingston, Ontario. Mona moved to Ithaca, N.Y., to develop the research laboratory library at Cornell University and worked in the home economics department in textiles for the US Military. Mona also taught advanced math at Ithaca High School.
She married Anthony Taylor and they shared over 59 years together and had one daughter.
Mona and family moved to Hinsdale in 1970. She worked at Coldwell Banker and Roudebush Reality and served as president of the Hinsdale Chapter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was cited for being chapter president of the year.
Mona generously served her family, friends and community and had a passion for traveling, gardening and music. She was a dog lover with many rescues.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Taylor; and her daughter, Philippa Coates.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 14, at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple St.