EAST VASSALBORO — Nicholas Scott, retired professor at the University of Maine at Farmington, died Friday, March 23, after a long illness. He was 84 and lived in East Vassalboro at the time of his death.

Nicholas Scott was born in London, England, Sept. 11, 1933, the son of Jane Ernestine (Minter) Scott and Ivan Guillum Scott. After serving in the RAF, Nick moved to America, where he attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (BA) and the University of Iowa at Iowa City (MA, JD). After law school, Nick worked in the theater departments at VCU and UMass Amherst before coming to Farmington in 1973.

At UMF, Nick was a Renaissance man, directing shows, designing and building sets and lights, acting, teaching classes in theater and pre-law. Favorite shows included: “Twelfth Night,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “School for Scandal.” Over his decades at UMF, Nick shared his love of the theater with so many students, some of whom became dear friends. One enthusiastic student even introduced Nick to his mother, who became Nick’s second wife!

Nick’s first marriage to Virginia (Peters) Scott ended in divorce. His second wife, Janice May (Felden) Scott, preceded him in death after a long, happy union.

Nick leaves behind five children and stepchildren, Peter Scott (Suzan Phillips, Bozeman, Mont.), Garet Scott (Kevin Thomsen, Nyack, N.Y.), Sarah Scott (Peter Arensburger, Riverside, Calif.), Reed Farrar (Erica Samson, Winterport), Helene Farrar (Stan Farrell, Manchester, Maine). Nick had 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved partner, Vivian Flamm, and their dog, Tasha.

In accordance with his wishes, Nick’s body has been donated to the medical school at the University of New England. The family would like to express our appreciation for the kindness shown to Nick by the nursing staff of Inland Hospital.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Nick’s name to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.

Nicholas John Guillum Scott

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