Obituary of Mary E. Scott
Mary Ellen (O’Neil) Scott passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Palmer) O’Neil. She was pre-deceased by her husband Benjamin Scott to whom she was married for 54 years. Together they raised their 10 children in Enfield, CT.
Mary was born in Plainville, CT and raised in East Hampton along with her siblings, Katherine (Betty) Griffen, (Clara) Jane Jones, Charles and John, all of whom have passed. As a young girl Mary was a self-described tom-boy. She enjoyed all sports except swimming which she blamed on her brothers throwing her out of a rowboat before she knew how to swim. She played basketball, soccer and softball. As an adult she loved to bowl and did so in a league into her 80’s.
Into her 40’s, with a house full of children, Mary went back to school to become an LPN. Her children remember doing homework alongside her in the evenings. She worked at the Enfield Nursing Home until her retirement.
Mary was a bit of a minor gambler; she loved to play BINGO and would do so every chance she got, KENO, and her $1 scratchies. She enjoyed playing games and cards, learning new ones at 97 and beating her opponents.
Mary was a prolific crocheter, making well over 100 baby blankets for the ministries of St. James Church in Glastonbury. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was quick to smile and loved to laugh. She had an amazing head for numbers and never forgot a license plate number after seeing it once or a birthday after hearing it once. She was famous for her phone calls on each of her children‘s, grandchildren’s, great-grand children’s, niece’s, nephew’s, friend’s AND their spouse’s birthdays.
Mary was pre-deceased by her son Benjamin, her grandsons Felix Antonetty, David Scott and granddaughter Charlsie Scott. She leaves her daughter Bessie Davis, Mary Scott, Charles (Doug) (Denise Cabana), Ronald (Donna Scott), Doreen Gonzalez, Ellen Dubiel (Donald Dubiel), Sandra Andrade (Joe Andrade), Dale Scott, Sharon Otero (Bernardo Otero), 48 grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and countless friends.
A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 24th at 11:00, Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St, Windsor, CT. Calling hours will be at 10:00 prior to the service at the Church. Burial will follow in the Windsor Veterans Cemetery.
Mary was an animal lover so in leu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA.
For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.