Mrs. Joy C. Madsen Scott

August 24, 1933April 11, 2014

Joy Cordia Scott, age 80, of New Fairfield, CT, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, April 11 at her home on Candlewood Isle.

Born on August 24, 1933, in Frederiksberg, Denmark, she moved to New York City as a child, spending her formative years at the Walt Whitman School. She later studied at the Putney School in Putney, VT, and at Simons College in Boston. After college, Joy married Harvey Richard Scott of Croton Falls, NY, and had twin boys, Mark Frederick Scott and Peder Winfield Scott, followed by daughter Lisa Cordia Scott.

Joy and her husband Harvey lived in Ridgefield, CT, and North Salem, NY, before retiring to Chesapeake City, MD, where they enjoyed living near the water on their “High Knoll Farm.”

Education was a life-long passion for Joy. She was a nursery school teacher at the North Salem Nursery School for more than 30 years and camp director at Candlewood Isle Summer Camp until her death. She attended the Academy of LifeLong Learning through the University of Delaware in her later years, where she enjoyed learning and studying with her peers.

Known for her love of community and her contributions to her congregations, Joy was an active volunteer at the New Fairfield Thrift Shop and a member of the Town Point Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD, and the New Fairfield Congregational Church in New Fairfield, CT.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents Kaja Johanne Madsen (nee Larsen) and Mads Peder Madsen; her husband, Harvey Richard Scott; and her son, Mark Frederick Scott, formerly of Edgewood, NM. She is survived by her son, Peder Winfield Scott and daughter-in-law Melanie Ancin Scott of Newtown, CT; daughter, Lisa Cordia Scott of Kennett Square, PA; daughter-in-law Linda Scott of Edgewood, NM and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions to Joy’s memory can be made to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801.


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roses madrigale

May 16, 2014

Joy,I was so blessed to get to know you and hear of your amazing life-what a grand lady and oh yeah you raised a daughter who is without a doubt a class act-roses was honored to call you friend!RIP you Grand Dame!


May 1, 2014

Dear Lisa and Peder with Families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in time of your sorrow. May your memories of bellowed Mother bring you comfort and peace. We will cherish the memories of Joy forever.
With deepest sympathy Grace and Thaddeus

Ned Popkins

April 21, 2014

Dear Peder and Lisa,
My prayers are with you and your families. I learned of your mother's passing (and that of your brother, Mark) as I was doing some online research, trying to track down some of the other Boy Scouts who participated in the annual summer expeditions to Wyoming-Idaho-Utah that Greg Bird organized in the early 1970s. I have kept in touch with Greg throughout the years -- went climbing in the Tetons with him while in college, and again in the 1980s, and took my family camping with him and one of his sons in Yellowstone in the 1990s, and he recently had expressed interest in touching base with some of the other Scouts from those days -- especially the four Scott boys (Peder, Mark, Brian and Randy, of course). If you recall, Peder, we were in Troop 47 together with Mr. Lee Barnum and your Uncle Harold, who took us camping every month and on 50-Miler hikes each summer. We also were in Ridgefield Junior High and Ridgefield High School together for several years (Mark and I were lab partners in ninth-grade biology). I remember your mom from visits to your house in Ridgefield (in the Mimosa subdivision, right?) and how kind she always was. I hope both of you and your families are doing well and, again, you are all in my prayers.

Noreen Bisignano

April 18, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Mothers are very special people. I hope your heart holds all the special memeories of her. Just think you all have a new angel to watch over you. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

April 17, 2014

Lisa, Sean and the entire family: there are no words to give to ease your pain and only thoughts of the great memories should be with you. There is no question Joy raised an amazing family and she is certainly gone too soon. Prayers are with you and your family.

Bonnie and Jerry

Stevi Richards

April 17, 2014

Sending love and prayers to Lisa, Peder and family??