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Raymond “Ray” J. Scott

Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, MA. Burial with military honors will follow at the Pine Nook Cemetery, River Road, South Deerfield, MA. All are welcome to attend. There will be a reception to follow
Raymond “Ray” J. Scott, 68, of McClelland Farm Road, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening, August 2, 2018 after a lengthy illness.

 

He was born in Willimantic, CT on November 22, 1949, the son of Lorraine (Potvin) and Alfred Scott. He attended Windham High School and was a graduate of UConn, where he obtained a BA in Liberal Arts.

 

Ray worked 26 years for Cumberland Farms in Canton, MA. He held many positions during his tenure at Cumberland Farms, including the role of Category Manager. He was a US Veteran, serving in the Air Force from 1969-1973 in Great Falls, Montana. Ray’s involvement and encouragement as a father was a priority in his life and will never be forgotten. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and going to church on Sundays. Ray’s favorite activity was going to the movies. He was a talented artist and loved to make pottery. Ray enjoyed listening to music, audiobooks, the radio and watching television. Ray also loved lighthouses, spending time at the ocean, boating and scuba diving. His most treasured trip abroad was to Ireland. Ray’s favorite quote - “Never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today.”

 

Ray is survived by his daughter Amanda (Scott) Begos and her husband Michael from Deerfield, MA, sister Beverly (Scott) Canfield and her husband Charlie form Lebanon, CT, brother Timothy Scott and his husband David Idleburgh from Winter Haven, FL, niece Louisa (Jay) Clauson and her husband Joe from Willimantic, CT, two great-nephews Andrew and Hunter, numerous cousins, four grandchildren Cody, Hannah, Kyle and Caleb, one great-grandson Sam and numerous special friends. He was predeceased by his mother and sister Louisa.

 

Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, MA. Burial with military honors will follow at the Pine Nook Cemetery, River Road, South Deerfield, MA. All are welcome to attend. There will be a reception to follow.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to the foundation dedicated to finding a cure for (PSP) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: CurePSP, 1206 York Road, Suite L-4, Lutherville, MD 21093, www.psp.org.

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e world a better place. Though serious about her work, and strong in her convictions, when she smiled, she smiled big with interest, curiosity, thoughtfulness and love. She was full of compassion for humanity and worked until the day she died in service of others, always believing, no matter what, that a better world is possible. She not only envisioned that bigger picture, she was practical about taking the action steps to put plans into motion.

 

She is survived by two of her children, Gabriel Becker and Ramona Kirschenman, and two grandchildren Max Becker and Jacob Sahon Kirschenman, and a great number of people that she considered her extended family.

 

A “green” burial service will be held Monday, June 11 at 1pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Sunderland, MA and a reception will be held immediately following the service at the Polish American Club, 46 S. Main Street in South Deerfield, MA.


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