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PORTLAND -- Richard L. Scott, 86, died on April 30, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born in Portland on March 25, 1927, the son of William, Sr. and Olivette (Brosseau) Scott. Richard grew up in the area and attended local schools.
In 1945, he left school to serve his country in the United States Navy, where he was present on the USS Missouri when the Instrument of Surrender was signed. Upon his return, he graduated high school in 1948. He married Irene Mary Cantin on Oct. 13, 1951.
Richard was a member of the Elks, VFW post 832, and the Disabled American Veterans.
In 1967 he started working for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier, until he retired in 1987.
Richard was a faithful communicant of St. Pius X Church in Portland, and he was active in HAM Radio.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Irene of Portland; son David Lee Scott and wife Debra of Portland; two grandchildren, Christina Kiebish and husband Michael, and Ryan Scott and wife Nicole; one great- grandchild, Haley Kiebish, with another on the way; brother William C. Scott Jr. of Portland, and sister Dorothy R. Keefe and husband Edward of Port Charolette, Fla.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. Interment will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com.
Those desiring may make
donations in Richard's memory
to a charity on one's choice.
Richard Lester Scott
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 2, 2013