Joseph J. Taylor Posted: 2019-11-22 18:53:30

Joseph J. Taylor


Joseph J. “Joey” Taylor, 66 of Huntley, died peacefully, November 20, 2019.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 4:00 to 9:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 1:00pm at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (LaRosa), devoted father of Joseph P. Taylor (Melissa Niedholdt) and Mathew S. (Pearl) Taylor, adoring grandfather to Gianna, Blake, Kaitlyn, Anthony and Jordan Taylor, dear son of the late Frank and the late Donna (Tonne) Taylor, loving brother to Frank Taylor, Michael (Kathy) Taylor, Bill (Mary Lou) Taylor, Lori (Don) Nommensen, Lynn Maestro, Tom (Lee) Taylor,brother-in-law, to Julie Hansen, Laurie Taylor, Joe Maestro, Laura Hagen, proud Uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews and the same for his great nieces and nephews., son-in-law of the late Salvatore LaRosa and Catherine (Chesney) LaRosa, brother-in-law of Salvatore (Marie ) LaRosa and nephew to many wonderful aunts and uncles, and a cousin to so many.
So many friends in his life, it would be impossible to list all of them! He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, a twinkle in his eye and a wonderful smile. No matter where he would go, there was always, always, someone there who knew him. His was truly a life well lived and he will most definitely be missed !
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Linda A Taylor 2019-11-23 08:59:56

My dearest Joe, as you begin your new journey, remember that you are not alone. God and so many loving people will be there with you and will welcome you with open arms. I take comfort in knowing that your pain and suffering are gone. You have made my life so wonderful and have given me such joy. You are forever in my heart and my memories. One day will be together and we will dance. Until we meet again - I love you, I miss you and thank you for sharing your life with me!

Lynnie 2019-11-23 09:31:38

My brother... you'r laughter will always be heard...Heart is broken but Joy filled knowing you are at peace in Heaven with Mom and Dad♡ xo

Dawn Gay 2019-11-23 11:43:33

My dear know people come into our lives for a reason, season, or a lifetime. Joey is and always will be a lifetime friend, and I consider myself blessed that our paths crossed. He was definitely a loyal friend and family man; always spoke so highly about Linda and his kids. I am heartbroken and saddened by his loss and send my very deepest sympathy and love to Linda and his entire family. RIP my friend!

Phyllis Rozmus 2019-11-24 10:15:10

Linda, Joe, Matt and Family, My deepest condolences to you! May you find peace and comfort in all your fond memories. Will remember Joe from high school days to always some laughter with the boys in St. Bart's.

Bill Wilson, Carol and Tony Scipione, Citadel Room 143 2019-11-24 16:15:27

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Joe. It was an honor to have known such a great person and family. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you. Please accept our deepest sympathies during this time of grief, you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Celeste busk 2019-11-25 07:57:38

In my lifetime, I have only met a dozen or more people who had the ability to smile with their eyes. Joey was one of those people. He also had a sparkle of life and mischief in those eyes. And always a quick smile. People like Joey are so very special... It's difficult for me to talk about Joey without mentioning Linda. She was my friend before we started hanging with Joey in high school...they are a team that is infinitely blessed. I often ponder what happens when you meet a person that you instinctively know will become a life long friend. I don't know the answer, but I know Joey was that kind of guy. And Linda is, too. When I heard about Joey, tears welled up and a droplet rolled down my cheek. I quickly wiped it away. ..Joey would not want me to cry. What a guy!!!.......celeste busk

Betty Lark Ross 2019-11-25 09:55:11

My heart goes out to Linda, Joey’s family and their many friends. I too loved this man and his infectious sense of humor. We all became friends in high school and our friendship grew and continued as we worked together to organize our many Schurz Class of 70 high school reunions. Joey added so much joy and indelible memories and the love he gave lives on in all who knew him. With deep sympathy, Betty

Alana Hollings 2019-11-25 10:47:38

Kind and caring are my remembrances of Joey. He would try to keep people together ( always loved to hear from him) so happy he had such a large and loving family. Gone too soon. Rest In Peace Joe

Greg Johnson 2019-11-25 12:01:30

50 years .... thats a long time to maintain a friendship, but with Joe it seemed so easy. He was the first friend I had after moving to Chicago and to Schurz. Over the years there were times we let life get in the way, but a quick phone call fixed that. There will always be the memories. Lots of memories Linda, dear, sweet light of His life, hold onto those memories, cherish them forever, and know that Joe is waiting for you. My heart aches for you, Joey (He will always be Joey) and Mat But be comforted in the fact that Joe is at peace and suffering no more. I love you all.

Kim Riehman 2019-11-25 12:29:21

Joe, last time I saw you was several years ago at the Schurz reunion that you and Linda put together, where I got to catch up with old friends from the neighborhood (who couldn't/didn't go to Lane) and friends from the Irving 'Y' youth group. You were "keep on, keeping on" then with what life threw at you. Thanks for your friendship over the years...may you be at peace.

Mike Mauer 2019-11-25 15:34:29

My deepest sympathy as you remember "Dad (joey) " God bless

JoAnne Lucia Tamillo 2019-11-25 18:01:28

Linda my heart is broken for you and your family. Joe was such a good guy and got along with so many. We had many laughs in high school and Joe was always was the life of the party. He will be missed greatly.

Bob Bagnuolo 2019-11-25 18:34:31

Peace and Prayers to Joey, the Good Lord needed another Angel. My Condolences goes out to the Taylor Family, i grew up with Joey and his Family as i lived across the street from Schurz Field on Lowell Ave by Waveland Ave. I have many fond memories of going over to the Taylor home and hanging out, playing sports, going to Six Corners, Gossage Grill to get something to eat and many more activities that we did together. I will light a candle for Joey's Journey tomorrow at St Alphonsus Church which is next to the Athenaeum Theatre where i work.

Colleen (King) Houcek 2019-11-26 06:49:23

So very sorry for your loss...….. Eternal Rest Grant unto Joe May he rest in Peace. He will be remembered and missed. May the Angels welcome him into Heaven.

Linda "Lynn Pattinson Knoll 2019-11-27 01:10:00

Met you in HS at Schurz. Such a fun loving and caring person. So happy for your years with your love, Linda. May you be at peace. My condolences to Linda and your family. .