FAIRFIELD – Alice Mae (Collins) Taylor, 87, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Maine General Medical Center, Waterville, as a result of an auto accident suffered last May in Newfoundland. She was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Moscow, daughter of Fred and Jennie (Leighton) Collins. She was educated in local schools in that area. She was employed several years at the Quimby veneer mill in Bingham and after moving to Fairfield, for many years at the Norrwock shoe shop in Norridgewock. A devoted wife and helpmate, her sunny disposition endeared her to all who met her. One of her great joys was to please people and make them happy. Her life was characterized by acts of thoughtfulness and service to others. She was an unsurpassed cook, homemaker, and noted candy maker, which was quick to share with others. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. For many years she traveled and supported her husband in Masonic career and activities. Survivors, besides her husband, Douglas of more than 67 years, include their son, Fred E. Taylor and his wife, Eleanor, of Auburn; three grandsons, Michael, Robert and wife, Mary Ellen and Jeffrey and his lady, Missey; two great-grand-children, Jessica and Nicholas Taylor; three great-stepgrandchildren, Jessica, Paul and Craig Michaud, all of whom live in Auburn; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout New England. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Blynn, Stanley, Orin and Charles Collins; and three sisters, Peal Cates, Roxie Mathieu and Gail Craig. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Aug. 20, at Free Mason Hall, 250 County Rd., Waterville. Light refreshments after in the dining hall. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.