Walter N. Taylor Jr., 77, of Milford, husband of Irene Jellen, passed away expectantly at home on Friday, June 22, 2012.
He was born on October 19, 1934 in Athol, MA and was the son of the late Walter and Lillian Connell Taylor.
Walter earned his bachelor’s degree at St Michaels College in Winooski, VT. Class of ‘56 were notable; he was a participant in their prestigious Latin program. Walter also earned a master’s degree in English literature from SCSC in New Haven.


He was a longtime resident of Massachusetts and moved to Wallingford in 1960 and then to Milford in 1990.
Walter was a teacher in public and private schools in CT and MA. Later he became a counselor with the CT Dept. of Mental Health. He was a solo jazz pianist and an avid sports fan with an encyclopedic memory. Walter was a lifelong learner and enjoyed his library and jazz music collections.
Besides his wife of 35 years, survivors include his son Colin S. Taylor and his wife Lauren of Wethersfield and a grandson Colin M. Taylor. Also survived by a sister-in-law Veronica Jellen of Meriden and his best friend Hank Bredenberg of Florida.
All services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, on the Green Milford, CT.