Word has been received that John P. Taylor of Naples, Florida, a former resident and 10-year member of the Falmouth Board of Appeals, died March 26 at the age of 77. He leaves family in Falmouth and Bourne.

He was the husband of Melinda (Ciccotto) Taylor, whom he married on September 14, 1963.

An electrician by trade, Mr. Taylor spent the early years of his career working on and later running large commercial construction projects in Westchester County, New York, as well as in southern Connecticut.

He and his wife moved their young family to Falmouth in 1975 when they purchased a small motel on Falmouth Harbor. Over the next 35 years, the couple purchased several motels and commercial properties on Cape Cod and elsewhere in New England.

Throughout his career Mr. Taylor was an active member of the community, including serving from the mid-1980s until 1996 on the board of appeals.

Mr. Taylor and his wife retired to Naples, where they enjoyed golfing and boating.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, he leaves his children, Frederick J. Taylor of Bethany, Pennsylvania, Melinda Lowe of Bourne and Lisa Taylor-Zmuda of North Falmouth; several grandchildren, Cody J. Taylor, Lucas R. Taylor, Alex Lowe, Jessica Lowe, Justin Zmuda and Amy Zmuda; great-granddaughters Estelle Duffany and Madelyn Duffany; and other family.

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