Mary A. Scott

March 28, 1920 - June 12, 2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 96 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

Mary M Scott, age 96, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday June 12, 2016, at Linden Hall Nursing home in Kennett Square PA. She was the wife of W. Robert Scott, her college sweetheart, who she married in 1945, and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. He passed away in 2003.

She was born March 28, 1920 to the late Nicholas and Mary Madden, in Philadelphia PA, where she grew up. She was very proud to tell you that she attended and graduated from Girl’s High.

Mary graduated from West Chester College with a major in English and a minor in math.
Mary was a teacher in the Kennett School system for many years, retiring at the age of 70. Her passion after retirement was the Kennett Garden Club, the Junior Gardeners, and as a board member of the Kennett Symphony Orchestra. She also loved spending time with her family, and listening to classical music.

Mary is survived by 4 children, David and his wife Christine of Connellsville PA, Kenny of Kennett Square PA, Judi and her husband Francis of Lewes, DE, and Joan of Coppell Texas.

You may visit with her family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Thursday morning, June 16, 2016, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution be made to The Kennett Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 72, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com


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The Kennett Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 72
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Services

Viewing

June 16, 2016 10:00-11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

June 16, 2016 11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

June 16, 2016 Following the Funeral Service St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA

Guestbook

  1. My condolences to the whole family. Mrs Scott was a great teacher to one who math was not his forte. She was always kind and worked with me at her best. I thank her for that. May God bless and watch over your whole family. Norris Cramer ’77

    Norris Cramer | July 19, 2016 at 5:05 AM
  2. I am so sorry for your lose I had Mrs. Scott for my math teacher I can remember so many times she spent helping me extra. Very caring and loving person You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Myrtle Holman Pierce | July 8, 2016 at 7:02 AM
  3. Kenny sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this tough time. Take care of yourself.

    Donna Crossan | June 20, 2016 at 1:58 PM
  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother, Ken. I remember having such interesting conversations with her about classical music when I painted for some years ago. She was so nice to me. I hope your grief passes quickly.

    Mark Gatti | June 20, 2016 at 11:22 AM
  5. Mrs. Scott was a wonderful teacher and a delightful, kind, soft spoken sweet lady. I am forever grateful for the help she gave my son as his math tutor. So very patient. I have had the opportunity to know her dear family, who also have followed in her footsteps. So very sorry for your great loss. She will be sadly missed.

    Marta Brown | June 17, 2016 at 10:43 AM
  6. Mrs. Scott was a wonderful teacher and a delightful, kind, soft spoken sweet lady. I am forever grateful for the help she gave my son as his math tutor. So very patient. I have had the opportunity to know her dear family, who also have followed in her footsteps. So very sorry for your great loss. She will be sadly missed.

    Marta Brown | June 17, 2016 at 10:43 AM
  7. Kenny, you’ve been a great friend to our family for longer than I can remember. I want to wish you and the rest of your family my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom.

    Steve DiPaolo | June 16, 2016 at 10:57 PM
  8. I just heard of your Mother’s passing. She was a beautiful human being. I worked with her in 4H. She taught sewing, and I taught cooking. I’msorry I wasn’t there in person, but I’m staying in FL with Kimi. I came down in Jan. and will be staying until July. Please accept my condolences. You all can be proud of having such a caring Mother. Love

    Janet Tompkins | June 16, 2016 at 7:32 PM
  9. Mrs. Scott was a wonderful, patient teacher. She gave me the confidence I needed and encouraged me to take a more advanced math class. She knew I could do it and she was right there to help. Also, Mrs. Scott wrote me a recommendation when my parents put me in private school. Thank you Mrs. Scott. I will never forget my very kind 7th grade math teacher.
    Michelle Zunino Tuel
    KHS class of ’89

    Michelle Tuel | June 16, 2016 at 3:24 PM
  10. Mrs. Scott was my kindergarten teacher in the early 1950s. I loved her and her school, and have thought about her with pleasure many times over the years. I am so glad to read here that she had such a powerful and good life, and I send deep sympathy to her friends and family, who miss her so.

    Ellen Fletcher Russell

    Ellen Fletcher Russell | June 16, 2016 at 2:58 PM
  11. My 7th grade home room teacher and math teacher, she was a great lady. She will be missed.

    Patrick Konitzer | June 16, 2016 at 9:17 AM
  12. Four Seasons Garden Club of Kennett Square will have special memories of their former president (1993-95) and lifetime member. Mary performed the many club activities quietly yet with precision and generosity. Humbly she worked on the Junior Gardener Yearbooks year after year and chaired the Award’s Committee taking pride in utilizing and perfecting the “computer” when many of us younger members were afraid to tackle the PC.
    I will remember in my heart the lovey,gentle woman with a keen sense of humor and the determination to do everything well and make everyone she taught feel special. I appreciate all the many qualities I learned from my Dear friend, Mary Scott.

    Jane Bazzano | June 15, 2016 at 10:14 PM
  13. Kenny, Russ and I send our condolences on the death of your mother. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. We hope memories of days gone by cheer you and bring comfort.

    Best Wishes,
    Russ and Kathy

    Kilmer | June 15, 2016 at 8:55 PM
  14. I am so sad to hear of her passing she was one of my favorite teachers i will truly miss her heaven has gained a truly great teacher and a fantastic person

    Linda l townsend | June 15, 2016 at 7:11 PM
  15. Sad to hear of Mrs Scott’s passing. She was a great lady and patient teacher!

    Sue (Augustine) Fritts | June 15, 2016 at 6:42 PM
  16. Kenny, we just learned of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Miss seeing you. Cindy and Tom Manley

    Cynthia Manley | June 15, 2016 at 4:12 PM
  17. Dear Mary was a dedicated teacher and a very “hands on” director of the Kennett Symphony. It was my privilege to know her husband, Bob, before he died and also to work together with Mary on a variety of symphony matters, including young artist competitions, for which she had a passion, and the League Luncheon Fashion Show which provided funding for Children’s Concerts.. My mother, five years her senior, also volunteered for the KSO and Mary was always very kind to her. I remember her with fondness and sincere gratitude for the myriad hours she gave to the symphony. A lovely gentle woman – may her memory be a blessing for all who knew her.

    Mary Woodmansee Green | June 15, 2016 at 3:39 PM
  18. It was very sad news to hear of Mrs Scott’s passing.Our sincere thoughts go out to all the family.She was a remarkable lady and teacher.Our son was one of her pupils many years ago and he liked and admired her so much .I am a teacher and know how good she was.

    Penny | June 15, 2016 at 10:19 AM
  19. Mrs Scott was a remarkable lady and teacher .She will be greatly missed by the community.Our son was one of her pupils many years ago and he liked and admired her so much.I am a teacher and knew how good she was.We are so sorry for your loss.

    Penny | June 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  20. Kenny and all of the Scott family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful and kind person.

    Linda Tice | June 15, 2016 at 8:51 AM
  21. My sincerest condolences at the loss of your mother. I remember her fondly as being such a gracious, quiet, gentle lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ruth Dunfee Taylor

    Ruth Dunfee Taylor | June 15, 2016 at 4:42 AM
  22. I worked with Mary for many years at Kennett and a finer person would be hard to find. Kind, gentle, soft spoken but with a drive to work with young students and help them learn. I was fortunate to play sports against David and with David at West Chester State and to teach Joan. Great children of a great family. Mary, you’ll be missed. Tim Skiles

    Tim Skiles | June 14, 2016 at 10:37 PM
  23. She was one of my favorite teachers.. Mrs Scott, may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    Catherine Penrose

    Catherine | June 14, 2016 at 8:59 PM
  24. Mary had a talent for teaching that was envied by all and embodied by few. She took the “sting” out of learning skills that would have stymied many a student had it not been for Mary’s patience and ever present believe that every person could master the most complex elements of mathematics. She was witty and interested in others, and yes, never failed to reference the value of her Girls’ High education. Her contributions to teaching and to those who had the pleasure of working with her will be sorely missed.

    Jeanne Hutton | June 14, 2016 at 8:53 PM
  25. I had the priveldge to know and care for Mary at Linden Hall. She was a sweet soul whose smile would delight me. I would especially see that smile when I gave her a cup of hot tea with dessert. The best thank you I could get. She will be deeply missed. To Ken…..her faithful son….you have honored your mother daily with your devotion to her. A true testament of Gods goodness in your heart. God bless all of Marys family in the days to come.

    Alicia | June 14, 2016 at 8:22 PM
  26. Mrs. Scott was a very caring and humble person. She was my den mother while in cub scouts many years ago, and also a substitute teacher when I was a student at Kennett High School. She was a neighbor and a good friend for many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, as I know she will be greatly missed.
    Tom Brown

    Tom Brown | June 14, 2016 at 7:35 PM

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