Hamden-Mr. Tony Taylor-Ahern, 39, of Hamden passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven following a lengthy illness. Tony was the beloved partner of Jeffrey T. Ahern of Hamden. Mr. Taylor-Ahern was born March 15, 1969, in Taos, New Mexico and was the son of the late Earl Robert Taylor and Mrs. Frances Thomas of San Marcos, CA. Tony spent his youth in Southern California before relocating to Westport, CT with his beloved aunt, Rosalie Bruno. Tony was employed for many years as a Magazine Fulfillment Manager in Fairfield County prior to becoming a New Haven area Realtor in 2004. Tony is survived by two sisters, Carol Letterman of Port Townsend, WA and Karen Sanchez of Kamuela, HI as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. Services for the family are private and under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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  1. .Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.’ -Eskimo Proverb you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Jeff- There is too much to say and not enough room. Tony had come into my life at a terrible time and his friendship gave me the strength to get through it. He touched so many lives! I am so glad i became friends with you through his kindness. Forever your friend, Pam

  3. Dear Jeff, I don’t have the words to describe how sorry I was to hear that Tony had passed or to tell you how sorry I am that you lost your partner. My gift in life is my ability to view things objectively and express myself logically but at times like these I wish I was more poetic than logical. All I can say is that I’m eternally grateful for all the extra years we had with Tony as he lived out each of his nine lives but somehow it still doesn’t seem like enough. He was way too young to go and you’re way too young to be alone. Tony and I had a special connection from the first time we exchanged words and it soon became clear we’d be friends forever. I was pleasantly surprised when I met you and discovered that I’d made two good friends for the price of one. I value your friendship as much as I valued Tony’s and I’ll be here waiting whenever you’d like talk or to visit. Love always, Gayle

  4. Dear Jeff, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. The years that I knew Tony will always be special to me. He was a true friend and will be missed greatly.

  5. Dear Jeff, My memories of you and Tony are all wonderful: the love you shared, the warmth I felt every time I came to see Tony, the joy I sensed in your lives. I count you both among the many blessings I have received in my nursing career, and I consider it a privilege to have been invited into your world. A little piece of my heart went with Tony, and another little piece will stay with you. Be well, my friend, Teresa Little Smith

  6. Dear Jeff. I’m so sorry for your loss of Tony. I got to know you both through my fiancee, Gayle, and in that short time, I not only considered you and Tony as friends, but as two people that made it very easy to love. I will miss his verbal jabs at me and his sarcasm. You both balanced each others personalities, as well as your admiration for each other. I’m glad that you both got a kick out of the card Gayle and I sent with the photos of Kathy Griffen and Jimmy Fallon’s anniversay wishes. I’m sending you prayers of comfort and good wishes. With a heavy heart and love, Allan Schwartz.

  7. Dear Jeff: The very last time we saw you and Tony was at Ludal’s in North Haven where we enjoyed a great evening over dinner with you both. We sensed it might be the last time we would ever see Tony and it was a special time for us. Though our friendship started slowly it grew better over time (like fine wine) and when we left the condo in Hamden we came to miss the daily .Hi. in the parking lot or better still, Tony’s upbeat music through the condo walls! Rest assured that you both will remain in our prayers and we will be sure to contact you when we’re back in NE and possibly share a bottle in Tony’s honor at the Cape. Warmest Regards, – Steve & Lorraine

  8. Dear Jeff: We have never met, but for more years than I care to count I have heard of you and Tony through my Cousin Gayle in Canada. When ever Gayle spoke of you both she had a smile in her eyes and her voice. That tells me a lot about people, the smile in the voice. In the happy times and occurances you expect it but even when she spoke about the difficult times that Tony was going through with his health you could hear it. She thought and spoke of you with such joy that I envied her knowing you & wished that I could too. There are no words to mitigate your grief, but I can only pray that life bestows upon you an unexpected joy in the future.

  9. Jeff, I don’t have the words to describe how sorry I was to hear that Tony had passed. I’m grateful for knowing him, he was a very special person..May the loving memories of Tony help you thru this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers…forever your friend, Cristina

  10. Jeff: My heartfelt sympathy on your loss of a wonderful man and a kind, warm human being. Tony was all of that plus a lot more. I got to know Tony through real estate and I not only respected him as a professional but loved being around his bright personality and loving ways. I feel so sad for you but you must find some solace knowing so many people loved Tony. I wish I got to meet you. Deepest respect and sympathy, Carole Anne Pepe

  11. Tony, we will miss you more than you could ever imagine. I know you are walking with my mother in a place where there are no worries. Please hear our prayers as they come up to you and may you be eternally young. we love you. May God Bless you Jeff for being such a wonderful person and partner for Tony. Love the DeSilvas

  12. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I did not know you personally, I knew of you. May God be with you and may your memories last forever. God Bless

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