Lindsay Tait

Obituary of Lindsay Tait

Lindsay L. Tait,78, of Long Hill Rd. Cheshire, passed away Thursday September 20, 2007 at his home. He was the husband of Anne (Campbell) (Nesbit) Tait and the late Evelyn Tait. Mr. Tait was born April 20, 1929 in Quincy, MA the son of the late Samuel and Annie (Logan) Tait. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire. Mr. Tait was raised in Massachusetts and graduated Quincy High School in 1948. He attended the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, graduate school at Brown University and Associations Management Development Program at the University of Mass. He served in the U.S. Army being stationed in Guam in 1948 serving on a Military Police detail. Mr. Tait later served in Vienna, Austria during the Korean War. Mr. Tait was the Assistant Treasure at the Quincy Savings Bank and in 1970 became the President at Braintree Savings Bank and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He was the Past President of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce where he was an active board member. He served three years as a non-government member of the United Nations. Under auspices of the State Department he traveled to China and Africa. Mr. Tait was a member of the Republican Party, a life member of the Rural Lodge in Quincy, as well as the American Legion. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed scuba diving, skiing, hunting and reading. Besides his wife, Mr. Tait is survived by two sons Ian F. Tait and his wife Deborah of Brownfield, ME; Bruce D. Tait and his wife Lynda of Weymouth, MA; a brother Douglas and his wife Pat of Chambersburg, PA; a sister-in-law Virginia Tait of Kissimmee, FL; three grandchildren Cameron, Elizabeth, and Danielle; his stepchildren Richard Nesbit and his wife Candace of Cheshire, Beth Barnes and her husband Robert of Prospect, John Nesbit of Wallingford, Nancy Atnes and her husband Brian of Manasquan, NJ; his step-grandchildren Taylor, George, Mathew and Justin; three nephews and a niece. He is predeceased by his brothers Samuel, Thomas. Arrangements A funeral will be held on Saturday September 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Dr. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. The Slater Funeral Home, 242 S. Main St. Cheshire is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450 or to VNA Hospice, 50 Brookside Dr., Waterbury, CT 06708. These arrangements and online condolences are available at

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