Mary Taylor
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10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, February 16, 2019
St John of God Church
680 Townbank Rd.
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, February 16, 2019
St. John of God Church
680 Town Bank Rd
North Cape May, New Jersey, United States


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019
St. Mary's Cemetery
1056 Seashore Road
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
609 884 3614

Obituary of Mary G. Taylor

Mary Gallagher Taylor, 93, of Erma, NJ formerly of Wildwood Crest, NJ passed away on February 12,

2019. Mary was born on April 22, 1925 in Coaldale, PA. to the late Patrick and Anna (nee Sheerin)

Gallagher. She graduated from Coaldale High School then moved to Philadelphia where she worked for

AAA. On a weekend trip to the shore, Mary met Eugene “Scoop” Taylor, a dashing veteran turned

policeman, and “sand got in her shoes” for life. Mary and Scoop settled into 219 East Hollywood Ave. to

raise their family and Mary would live there for the next 50 years. She served as the office manager of

their motel, The All Star. When that was sold, she served as the office manager/bookkeeper at the

Diamond Beach Resort, The Playpen, and Club Cheers. She was a founding member and the first

President of the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active bridge

player and looked forward to playing with her weekly bridge group. She was a devout Roman Catholic

and prayed the Rosary daily.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Eugene “Scoop” Taylor, brothers John (Anne) Gallagher, Patrick

(Nancy) Gallagher, Agnes (Zigmund) Karpa, and brother-in-law John Maruschuk. She is survived by sister

Bernadine Maruschuk, and brothers Emmitt (Sara) Gallagher and Jim (Susan) Gallagher. She is also

survived by a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Mona Taylor of Wildwood Crest.

Mary was immensely proud of her family, which includes her 4 children, Susan Taylor (Rob Walsh), Nancy

Ridgway (James) with whom she lived, Eugene Taylor (Lisa), Patricia Crowe (Vincent), 9 grandchildren

Justin Ridgway (Molly), James Ridgway (Kymberly), Eugene Taylor III (Danielle), Patrick Walsh, Alice

Crowe, Kathleen Walsh, Laura Taylor, Mary Crowe, Anna Crowe and 5 great grandchildren, Taylor Mary

Ridgway, Jameson Ridgway, Kendal Ridgway, Collins Ridgway, Kara Ridgway and many nieces and


Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Crest Haven for their kindness and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Neumann Parish, St. John of God, 680 Town Bank Road, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am in the church.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wildwood Crest Fire Company Pacific Ave. Wildwood Crest, N.J. 08260. Condolences may be made to


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