Teresa "Terri" Taylor

March 15, 1947 - February 10, 2019
Born in Paterson, NJ
Resided in Gambrills, Maryland
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Teresa Landini Taylor, 71, passed away on February 10th, 2019 in Severna Park, Maryland after a long battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of dementia. Terri was born on March 15, 1947 to Bruno and Eva Landini and raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Her life was defined by family, dance, faith, and community. She married 2LT Bill Taylor on June 6, 1970 in Hawthorne, New Jersey and they shared forty eight happy years of marriage. Terri was a mother of four, Bill Jr, Jon, Mike and Beth and their spouses Pattie, Amy and Mike. She was also a Grandmother of six, Ashton, Cooper, Thomas, Emma, MJ, and Matthew. Her children and grandchildren will always remember her loving care, summer vacations to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Lake George, New York, and Santa Rosa, California and countless holiday meals and family gatherings. Her life long love for and dedication to dance spanned over 50 years as a dancer in her youth and 37 years as teacher with the Dance Academy in Patterson, New Jersey and the Carter School of Dance in Maryland. Her lasting impact on the world is in how she touched and shaped the lives of thousands of students by teaching them confidence, poise and grace while giving them the gift of dance. To these students she will always be remembered as “Miss Terri”. As a lifelong Catholic, the church was always a central part of her life and faith. She had an active role in church life as a CCD teacher and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville, MD. Terri and Bill also led the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Program for over 22 years, preparing hundreds of young couples for a life of marriage in faith. Terri was engaged with the community and her friends as part of the Four Season Women’s Club and the Waugh Chapel Swim Club and travelled near and far across the country with Bill to attend weddings and visit friends. As a graduate of Montclair State College in 1969 she worked as a Home Economics teacher in Fairlawn, New Jersey where she developed a love for crocheting and knitting, for which she will particularly be remembered. She poured her love into each of her hand-crafted afghans and scarves, which are treasured graduation, baby, and wedding gifts. Her memory and legacy can be found on countless couches, beds and necks of her friends, students and family. During their life together, Terri and Bill discovered the Garden Isle of Kauai, Hawaii where they were fortunate to spent many happy weeks together. Terri will always remain in our hearts and her legacy will live on through the family, community, church and students she touched throughout her life. The family will receive visitors at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054 on Wednesday, February 13th from 6-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, February 14th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please continue Terri’s legacy of giving back to the community by making donations to the National Aphasia Association, www.aphasia.org.




Memorial Gathering
Hardesty Funeral Home-Gambrills
851 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD US 21054
February 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Memorial Mass
Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church
1070 Cecil Avenue
Millersville, MD US 21108
February 14, 2019
11:00 AM


National Aphasia Association