Mary Jane (Lippia) Scott
Mary Jane Scott, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Colchester, CT Edgartown, MA and Jupiter, FL, died Wednesday at the age of 82. She was a 4-year survivor of pancreatic cancer.

Born in New Britain, CT, the daughter of Rose DePoto Lippia and Frederick Lippia, she graduated from Plainville High School and received her R.N. degree from the New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts and Education degree from the University of Kentucky. She also earned an elementary school teaching certificate from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Mrs. Scott began her career as a nurse and spent much of her career in nursing education and administration. She interned at the Ring Sanitarium in Boston, MA as a psychiatric nurse and later was the Assistant Director, at the School of Nursing, St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Lexington, KY. She was actively engaged in nursing activities at many of the prominent hospitals in eastern Connecticut. She was a psychiatric nurse at Norwich State Hospital and a teacher at the Niantic Women’s Prison. As a Connecticut Visiting Nurse for many years, she was the healthcare educator/nurse at Hartford Steam Boiler.

She served as the Chairwoman, Board of Education of Colchester, and took part in many other town and community activities.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Scott, Esq.; her three children, Jacqueline R. Scott, Esq. (David Fortney, Esq.) of McLean, VA; Daryl F. Scott, Esq. (Kay Scott, Esq.), of Richmond, VA; David R. Scott, Esq. (Deirdre Devaney, Esq.) of Haddam, CT; her brother, Joseph A. Lippia, of Southington; five grandsons, Hunter Fortney, Jacob and Andrew Scott, Phineas and Olafur Scott; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: University of Connecticut Clinical and Translation Breast Program, c/o Jody Blumberg, 263 Farmington, Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030.

A memorial period will be observed at the Scott residence through Monday evening. For information about the funeral service, please contact Jacqueline Scott at 703-625-3036.

Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. To sign the guest book for Mrs. Scott, please visit online at

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