FARMINGTON — Wendell O. Scott, 91, of Wilton, died Thursday, Jan 4, at the Pierce House in Farmington, where he had made his home for the past 2½ years. He was born in Wilton on Sept. 11, 1926, the son of Thomas P. and Carrie (Miller) Scott. Wendell attended Wilton Academy ‘44 and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in civil engineering.
Mr. Scott was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the United States Army. On Aug. 8, 1953, Wendell married Helen (Bonk), in Connecticut. He was a 61-year Master Mason of the Golden Rule Lodge of Massachusetts. Wendell was welcomed into Helen’s large family and with each new generation has continued to celebrate holidays and traditions. He enjoyed another family reunion lobster feed this past summer in Weld. “Uncle Scotty” was celebrated as the patriarch of the family, a position that he cherished until his passing. He was a devoted grandfather who went ice skating, swimming and later enjoyed visiting with his granddaughters over a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
Wendell took pride in being a leather cutter at G.H. Bass in Wilton for many years. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, always ready to share his knowledge of statistics. He remained active into his 80s. He hiked to the Flagstaff Hut, snowshoed on Wilson Lake, rode his mountain bike on local trails and walked from his Allen Street home to the post office regularly. In his later years, Wendell enjoyed going for rides with his family members pointing out landmarks.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen, who died in March, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Michael Scott, and his wife, Kelly, of Wilton, Richard Scott, of Boston, and David Scott, of Burlington, Mass.; his two granddaughters, Jessie and Bailey, of Wilton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank The Pierce House staff, friends and residents for the care and companionship given to him. Condolences and tributes may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.
Wendell O. Scott