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Daisy Lynn

Troy- Daisy Lynn, formerly Ruth Elizabeth Taft, left this realm and into the arms of her beloved daughter Rachael, after a short but valiant fight.

She is the mother of 4 children, Michael, Jean, John and Rachael, countless critters and her much loved monkey, Casey. Her children were her pride and joy and her grandchildren lit up her world. She loved them with an all consuming, deep and abiding love. She also had a tight knit group of 'chosen family' that she cherished and lavished with her light.

She lived her life with zest and zeal. She was not only a survivor but a thriver. She faced many hurdles and heartaches in life and was able to circumvent them with grace and the lessons learned by each experience. Her compassion was unequaled. She turned the struggles to strength, not only for herself but for countless others by sharing her story. She studied and became a Certified Peer Specialist and was awarded the Purple Ribbon Award at a Gala Event in 2017 for her service.

She was an artist, born from the grief of losing her daughter. It was her therapy and she parlayed it into an art therapy group for domestic violence survivors. Giving them healing through art and creating. Her artwork was showcased in a gallery, commissioned, purchased and more often than not, gifted to those she loved.

She dreamed of being an author and accomplished just that.

Co Authoring a book in 2016, "Frugal Eating In The New Depression" with M.L. Gardner. She loved cooking, even when she was the only one at the table!

She taught herself how to build and repurpose discarded items, breathing new life into them. Again her creativity shining through. She was a voracious reader, researcher and student, always learning and sharing her new found knowledge.

She was a teacher, a healer, a cheerleader and the list goes on. Her legacy will live on in the stories, the laughter, the artwork that spoke her heart, her recipes for food and for life but also in the gifts she brought to everyone by the presence of her in their lives. She was teaching and leading until her last breath, guiding us through our grief.

She will be missed so much and the love will live for eternity.

Daisy is survived by her children, Michael Barcomb of Sunderland VT, Jean Devenow (Justin) of East Hartford CT, John Elliott of NY and Sarah Gagnon (John) of Pownal VT. She is also survived by her Father Berniss Taft, II and her siblings, Kim Perrotta (John), Martin Taft, Jason Griffith (Jess), her Grandchildren and Fur Grandchildren, Summer, Michael, Ian, Cody,Christian, Jada, Jolie, Gracie, Finley and Mickey, her daughter from another mother Nicole Judkins, her soul sisters Bonnie Grant and Shirley Volter, and her special friend Omar Cruz.

Daisy is predeceased by her mother Joyce Blair, her daughter, Rachel Wilkins, her sister, Joyce Taft and her step son Robert “Bobbie” Hurley, Jr.

A celebration of Daisy’s life will be held at a later date.

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Daisy was truly inspirational. She shared her wisdom, knowledge and life experiences with the hope of lifting others. Despite encountering many challenges throughout her life, she always sought to grow, change and transform. While giving a speech in which she was the recipient of an award, she shared that she didn't identify herself as a survivor, but that of someone who THRIVES.She lived this principal through her warm, open and upbeat personality and to her gracious service to others. Her physical presence will be missed, but her inner light will continue to shine brightly, bringing peace and comfort to all.

Melissa Chaput Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

Also i wanted to add her sister Kim was telling me Daisy wrote this Obituary herself,I know now why it is so beautiful written God bless you Daisy xox

Wanda Maillet Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Daisy-(Ruth) You are now an Angel with your own wings,Spread them wide and fly high,You will be sadly missed and always loved and never ever forgotten... Until we meet in Heaven, Spread your love around up there and save a hug for me xox

Wanda Maillet Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Love you so much. Give grandma a kiss for me. See you on the other side.

Elizabeth Taft Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Mi Vida Loca

Nicole Thompson (Judkins) Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Youve been my rock since we met, we were inseparable... I miss you more than you know be fri! Paint the sky for me beautiful! I love you!

Nicole Thompson (Judkins) Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Daisy, My friend. I am so glad that we were able to speak on the phone a few weeks ago. And I am so sorry that I did not get the opportunity to visit with you. Also, I am so grateful that I have a piece of your art that you so graciously donated to our Gala, and I won, the same night that you told your story and we presented you with the Purple Ribbon Award. It hangs in my office. We had a special bond and were able to talk each time you came in and our talks, though brief, were special. I will miss you, as all of us will here. Rest peacefully.

Martha Lasher Warner Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

Daisy I did not Know You Personally But From what Has Been said and What I have Read I Know You Were Beautiful inside and Out.Now You Have Joined The Rest of The Beautiful Angels that were awaiting Your Arrival ,No more Pain,No More SufferingI know You Will continue to watch Over Your Loved Ones and Give them The Strength they need during this Difficult Time in their Lives.You Will Forever Live on in the Hearts and minds of All those that Loved You.Finally.....It's Time To Rest Beautiful AngelXOXO

Dona White (Your Sister Kim's BFF) Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

My Sister, my heart and my soul, with Bonnie we are the three Mousketeers, your family. The world will not ever be the same again Sis, I know I told you go take Rachaels hand and you heard me Sis, you flew up to her ever so gracefully. I shall watch out for those signs Sis, I know Bonnie and I will see them. Love for all eternity.

Shirley Margaret Volter Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

My only biological sibling, I'm broken that you are gone but just like I told you,as you were preparing to depart this life, NOBODY can ever hurt you ever again, dont be afraid,I'm with you, i got you. A part of me went with you. I will miss you forever and love you for eternity. Fly high and be free. Gone too soon :(Xoxo

Kim Perrotta Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM