Joann Carlin Taylor

Joann Carlin Taylor, 89 years young, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 1, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Daughter of the late Anna (McGonigle) and Joseph A. Carlin, Joann was a 1947 graduate of Ursuline Academy. After 20 years as a homemaker, she joined the workforce as a medical transcriptionist for the VA Hospital (19 years), followed by St. Francis Hospital (9 years), retiring in 1998. Joann was a member of St. John the Beloved Church. Her favorite past times included music, reading, art and nature. Joann enjoyed get-togethers with her cousins and her Ursuline Alumnae friends.
Joann is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Taylor Casey, Carol E. Taylor, Anne Taylor Hudson and Colleen A. Taylor, all of Wilmington; her son and his wife, Thomas D. and Diane Taylor of Altoona, PA; her grandchildren, Kelly Hudson-Serpico and husband, Matt, Jake Hudson and Sharon M. Casey and her great-grandson, Braedon Casey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 7th, at 12 noon at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either the Mary, Mother of Hope House, 1103 West 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, or to the Swank Memory Care Center, 501 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Online condolences may be sent to


Submitted by Yolanda Brown B... on
With Sincere Sympathy We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. The staff of Heartland Hospice

Submitted by Kathy Phillips-Giles on
Carol, Colleen and family - I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet your mom at St. John the Beloved Church. I know how much you will miss her. While I cannot be at the funeral, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Sharon Feeney on
We are so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I know she’s had a hard couple years and you girls have been wonderful to her. I want to thank you for calling my mom to let her know about your mom and the arrangements. She is hanging in there at the age of 94 and we are very thankful for that. I have physical therapy on Friday at 11:30 so won’t be able to make the service but please know that you will all be in out thoughts and prayers.