North Andover — Donald Frederick Scott, 87, beloved husband of Helene O. (Schlegel) Scott, and a proud member of the Greatest Generation, passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 28, 2013 at Prescott House, following a three year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born August 21, 1925, the son of Donald and Evelyn (Strobel) Scott. Donald was raised in South Lawrence and graduated from the Breen School and Lawrence High School. Donald and his younger brother were raised by “Evie” and her father, Frederick. Upon graduation from high school, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served throughout the Pacific theater during World War II on an aircraft carrier known as the U.S.S. Bunker Hill earning Honorable Discharge.
After the war, Donald was hired by Massachusetts Electric Co. where he began his career as a meter reader. He was then promoted to lineman. He then rose to the position of “Rover”, supervising utility crews across the Merrimack Valley. He retired in 1992 after almost five decades of service.
Donald met his wife, with whom he would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on February 19, 2013. In their later years, Donald and Helene enjoyed traveling to the Bunker Hill reunions at various locations throughout the United States. He also enjoyed playing on the company’s softball team, reading, spending time with his family, hiking and studying geology, particularly among the high peaks of the Presidential range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Donald was a congregant of the South Congregational Church, South Lawrence, where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendant.
Besides his wife, surviving Donald are his three children and their spouses, Barbara Janco of Yarmouth, Maine and her husband, Joseph, Donna Breen of North Andover and her husband, Stephen, Christopher Scott of Merrimac and his wife, Catherine Catalano Scott; four grandchildren, Abigail Martin of New York City and her husband, John Martin, Scott Janco of Portland, Maine, Andy Scott of Merrimac and Stephanie Scott also of Merrimac. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Scott of Newburyport and a sister-in-law, Carol Otto, of Methuen and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his funeral service on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00AM at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, MA. Burial will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery, Salem Street, North Andover. Visitation will be held prior to his service from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Donald may be remembered through donations to Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
For funeral home directions or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.breenfuneralhome.com