Connie Taylor, 78, passed away at home surrounded by family in Stonington, Aug. 30, 2021. She was born in Torrington, Conn., Feb. 23, 1943, the daughter of Melvin and Barbara (Holmes) Bridges.
She attended Stonington schools. While raising four boys she waitressed and cooked for several area restaurants before owning and operating Connie’s Restaurant for a number of years. She was well known for her incredible cooking and baking skills, feeding many a guest in her home as well as baking pies, countless wedding cakes and more birthday cakes than one can count, before rheumatoid arthritis made it impossible. She also was very artistic and loved working with her hands making macrame hangers and crocheting for family and friends until her hands would no longer allow it. She also enjoyed her flowers, puzzles and her hummingbirds.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Taylor; sons, Daniel Trundy and companion, Yvonne Fournier, Ricky Trundy and wife, Janet, and daughter-in-law Rena Trundy; stepchildren, Teresa Patten and husband, Robert, Rick Taylor and wife, Anita, Wanda Chipman, Jeff Taylor, Jim Taylor and Mike Johnson and wife, Jennifer; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Bridges, and wife, Carol; sister, Doreene Haskell; brother-in-law, Butch Taylor, and wife, Sherri; several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a special niece who was the daughter she never had, Jennifer Brown of Deer Isle, who provided so much comfort in her last months, and special friend Barbara Haskell Jones of Deer Isle.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sons Chris Alan Trundy in 1986 and Kevin Scott Trundy in 2005, sister Cynthia Bridges and special dog Buddy.
More than anything she loved spending time with family and friends. Every grandchild always had a birthday cake baked by Nanny Connie and holidays were always special, Connie always put so much time and love into her cooking, they will never be the same again.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to your local hospice organization.
A memorial service will be announced shortly.