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August 22, 2013

Emily R. (Palys) Scrofano, 89


Hampton, NH — Emily R. Scrofano, 89, of Hampton, formerly of Lawrence, Mass., died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, Mass.

She was born November 13, 1923, in Lawrence, a daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Chlosta) Palys.

Emily was raised in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, with the Class of 1940.

Mrs. Scrofano worked as an Assistant Treasurer for Danvers State Hospital in Danvers Mass., for 25 years before retiring. Emily also volunteered as a plane spotter during World War II in the town of Belchertown, Mass., an act she was very proud of.

She was a loving, humble, selfless and most of all a family oriented woman who always put everyone else’s needs first. She was very generous and contributed in many ways to various Catholic charities as well as her home parish, Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal Church, where she has been a parishioner for the last 45 years.

Family members include her husband of 53 years, Charles J. Scrofano of Hampton; son, Charles J. Scrofano, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Paulden, Ariz.; daughter, Mona Scrofano and her husband, Matthew Pappas, of Arlington, Mass.; grandchildren, Daniel, Anthony and Yvonne Scrofano, Zachary and Zoe Pappas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Fr. Oderic (John) Palys and Fred Palys; sisters, Mary Student and Julia Fleming.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Emily’s memorial website, sign the tribute wall or for directions.