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Taylor C. Ardinger

Obituary for Taylor C. Ardinger

December 10, 1991 - August 7, 2019
Concord, New Hampshire | Age 27

Loving Daughter, Sister, and Friend


Taylor Clemens Ardinger, 27, died of Sarcoma on August 7, 2019. She passed peacefully at home with her mom, dad, brother and sister at her bedside.
Taylor had so much more life left to live, yet the life she lived was, by any measure, full – of friendships, of artistry and music, of inspiration, and most of all full of the love showered on her by her many family and friends. With resilience, tenacity, and a ceaselessly optimistic spirit, she overcame challenges of brain cancer in the first years of her life, and then proceeded to achieve an independence and graciousness that was wonderous to behold.
With an open heart, trusting nature and luminous smile, Taylor made friends easily, and loved entertaining visitors at her home in the "Ombre Café," her sweet sunroom porch named for her faithful cat, Queen Zara. A vibrant advocate for rights for persons with disabilities, Taylor would open her home to support political campaigns and deliver speeches as a Best Buddies Ambassador. Her volunteer work always included fresh coffee and homemade baked goods at the Ombre Café. For her family and friends, Taylor always provided a warm comfort, calmness and positivity that reminded all of the importance of living life each day to the fullest – we understood this loving capacity as "Taylor Therapy."
Taylor was a proud graduate of Riverview School in East Sandwich, MA, and graduated from the second class of Project Search at Concord Hospital. She was later employed by Constantly Pizza and the Concord School District.
Taylor leaves behind her parents, William and Kassandra Ardinger of Concord, NH, her brother Will Ardinger and his wife Sarah Simpkins of Riverdale, MD, her sister Ashley Ardinger Groff, her husband Matthew Groff and their son Alexander of Brooklyn, NY, her grandparents William and Joanne Ardinger of Cornish, NH and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. She has now joined her grandparents Charlie and Joy Ashley Spanos in Heaven.
A celebration of Taylor's life and spirit will be held at St. Paul's Church in Concord, NH on Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please honor Taylor's memory by a donation to the CRVNA Hospice or (603) 230-5664 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and patient care at
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