Josephine “Josie” Noble Taylor

Josephine “Josie” Noble Taylor – 73 – of 7678 John Dixon Road, Almond, died early Thursday morning (December 8, 2022) at her home, following a long illness following  due to Covid – Pneumonia complications.

Born in Hornell, NY on December 28, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Lincoln (WWII Vet) and Mary (Ermy) Noble.

Josie spent 10 years working at Jordan Hall on the Alfred University Campus and had a special bond with local artist, Bill Castle.  She relocated to the San Fernando Valley of Southern California where she spent 20 years with O’Neal USA, innovators, designers & manufacturers of Moto Cross protective clothing (including helmets boots etc.).  Because of her charisma, Josie created personal & professional relationships with both national & international Moto Cross riders throughout the USA, Japan & Australia.

“Josie the Gypsy” could not sit still.  The next chapter in her life was Las Vegas, NV where she worked in the corporate environment during the day wearing beautiful & colorful clothing.  When the sun went down, her “biker leather” came on and she would “ride the highways” of Southern Nevada with Vietnam Vets MC.  Eventually Josie moved to Santa Barbara, Ca before settling in the Klipnocky Hillsides.  She returned to the Hornell – Almond area about 7 years ago.

Josie will be remembered as a cheerleader, flower child & biker who had a passion for life and was loved and respected by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Surviving are her husband & soul-mate, Thomas “T.T.” Taylor; 2 brothers, Francis “Fran” (Jeralyn Musser) Noble of Arkport and Paul Noble of Bullhead City, AZ; her son, Michael Gambino of Santa Barbara, CA; grandson, Gunner Gambino of Santa Barbara, CA; granddaughter, Nichole “Nikki” Gambino of Great Falls, MT (daughter of Jess McKee); many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless true lifetime friends.

To honor Josephine’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Josephine’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Alumni Association, PO Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843.

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7 Responses to “Josephine “Josie” Noble Taylor”

  1. Lynne Freeland says:

    I don’t think I ever met someone with so much energy and love of life. May you rest in peace in Paradisse with God and His son Jesus. You will be missed by many, especially your Class if ‘66.

  2. Susan Clarke says:

    I am so saddened for Josie’s passing. She was a Great person I met in my High School class of 1966. I loved her bubbly personality and her care and concern for others. I reconnected with her at the Class of ‘66 ladies luncheons. She was always the life of the party. I will truly MISS her. I am praying for her family at this time.

  3. Christine Gibson says:

    Josie will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched. Her life was well lived and will not be forgotten, especially by your Class of ’66.

  4. Dorina Nardecchia Kelsey f6fxh Kelsey says:

    I still find it difficult to believe that my beautiful, sweet, full of laughter & loving cousin is gone and my heart is breaking. The last time I saw Josie was at the Celebration of Life for my brother. We talked and laughed so much. I’m sure the two of them are laughing up a storm in Heaven and the Angels don’t know what to do with them! She was one of my beautiful bridesmaids and I am forever grateful for that honor.

    I will forever love you and miss you, Josie! Fly with the Angels!


  5. Naclerio Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Josie was an Angel, a wonderful sweet soul. She had a warm and loving heart. Our family will miss her beautiful soul. Rest in peace Josie. We love you.
    Mom Fran and the girls.

  6. Shawn D Hogan says:

    My most sincere condolences to TT and Josie’s many family members and friends. Josie was a beautifuls soul with a zest for life. May she rest in peace and the Angels guide her to paradise.

  7. Sean Bayat says:

    Josie was my childhood friend Mike Gambino’s mom! I met The Taylors when I was 9. They moved to Los Angeles from upstate New York in ‘’86. Mike became a good friend all through childhood and beyond. We were all close. Josie treated me like a son! I will miss her dearly. Love you T.T. and Mike! Josie was kind and generous! Josie always took care of me!

    Rest In Peace!

    Sean Bayat
    Calabasas, CA