Bianka Seifert Taylor, 78, of New Milford, died June 17 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Harry H. Taylor Jr.

She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Bethel, to the late Paul and Bianka (Herrmann) Seifert. She graduated from Bethel High School in 1952 and completed secretarial studies at Katharine Gibbs School.

Her first job was in the office at Shepard's Tannery in Bethel.

In 1954, she married Harry H. Taylor Jr. and moved to New Milford. She began working in the office at H.H. Taylor & Son in 1964, eventually becoming vice president. She retired last November.

In her spare time, she enjoyed watching the Food Network, and researching the genealogy of both the Seifert and Taylor families. She and her husband also enjoyed visiting national parks and traveling abroad to England and Germany with siblings.

Her grandchildren were the greatest joy of her life.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, she is survived by two daughters, Susan Sennello, and Diane Taylor, both of New Milford; five grandsons, Michael and Christopher Sennello, and Daniel, Matthew and Timothy Lewis; two brothers, Paul Seifert, and his wife, Barbara; and Donald Seifert, and his wife, Lynn; a sister, Barbara Olson, and her husband, Ronald; and several nieces and nephews.

The Colonial Funeral Service in New Milford was in charge of the arrangements.

Burial is at the convenience of the family.

Memorials can be made to the Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776, or to the Meetinghouse Restoration Fund, c/o First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., New Milford CT 06776.