Scott Andrew Taggart

April 23, 1953November 3, 2018

Scott Andrew Taggart, passed away Saturday, November 3rd at the age of 65.

Scott was born at home in the family farmhouse on April 23, 1953. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin, New York where he graduated from Franklin Central School in 1971 and then joined the Merchant Marines as an Electrical Cadet. This experience allowed him to join his father and brother under Taggart & Sons and to further learn the industrial skills he would utilize for years to come.

Scott was a past member of the Franklin Emergency Squad but as his family and business became an integral part of his life, he would continue to help out and give back to the community by donating his electrical expertise and services to a variety of charities and local businesses.

Scott met Patti LePinnet from Walton, NY in 1975 and they were married on July 12, 1980 and had four wonderful children.

Building upon the foundation that John and Anne Taggart created, Scott and Patti purchased the company from his parents in 1980 and together they would grow the 2nd generation of Taggart Electric. Scott selected the “Eagle” as his company logo, as a symbol of Integrity, Quality and Loyalty that Scott would give to each of his customers. In the past few years they have been successfully transitioning the business to their sons.

Outside of work, Scott also took immense pride in his children and grandchildren. Living close was a blessing as each of the them would visit and Pop-Pop would stop whatever he was doing to spend time with them. Whether it was catching frogs, riding down to his shop to check out the tractors or play in the sand box that he built for his little “visitors”. Scott had a special bond with his daughter Kelly, who was at his side throughout his stay in the ICU at Sloan. He was proud that she pursued teaching and coaching which added to their passion of sports and watching the Women’s UCONN Basketball team every season.

To know Scott was to understand his love for his family, his work and the outdoors. Whether that was watching his four kids playing basketball, soccer or attending some other sporting event. He especially enjoyed his time on the tractor bush-hogging fields, or marinating London Broils for the upcoming BBQ or when he was surrounded by his dogs curled up at his side watching a Sunday football game. Scott was loved by all who knew him, a husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and a friend. He is survived by his beloved wife Patti, his three sons, Scott A. Taggart II (Jessica), Matthew Taggart (Emily) and Joshua Taggart (Katie) and Daughter Kelly Taggart all from Franklin.

Scott and Patti are blessed with five grandsons and three beautiful granddaughters.

Scott also leaves behind his brothers Jack Taggart, James Taggart, Joseph Taggart, Jeffrey Taggart, Peter Taggart and his sister Kathy Zahar and their families.

Scott spent several months at Sloan Kettering in New York City on the 12th floor and the family would like to thank the nurses for their compassion and care during this difficult time.

A memorial service to honor his life will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1 pm at the Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place immediately following from 2pm to 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in their pursuit to search for a cure or make a donation to the Franklin Fire Department.

Condolences for the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 17, 2018

Scott Andrew Taggart

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David Dibbell

November 17, 2018

May there be comfort and strength for the Taggart family in their loss. Scott was an amazing person, as I soon learned in 2010 when there were so many projects going on simultaneously at Chobani. I will always remember how deeply he grasped the interconnected nature of all that had to be done to accomplish the seemingly impossible things being asked of all the contractors and suppliers. I counted him a friend, and may his many accomplishments continue to remind us all of the importance of integrity and reliability in this world.

Teddie Storey

November 16, 2018

It is with great sadness that we learned of Scott's illness and passing. He was a great person and one of the "old school" that made Franklin the wonderful place that it is. Our sincerest condolences to the family in this sad time. Our prayers are with you... hopefully your grief will soon pass and you can turn to fond memories to carry on.
Teddie Storey & Greg Henn

Al & Brenda Brunner

November 14, 2018

We have fond memories of Scott going back to youth sports, especially Pee-Wee football. He will be remembered as a kind and decent man. Our thoughts are with you.

Earl & Kim Renwick

November 13, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob Pedley

November 13, 2018

Patti and the Taggart Clan:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Remembering the good times on the farm
growing up and beyond. Rest in Peace Scott.

The Pedley Clan

Nancy Lifgren

November 12, 2018

Dear Patti and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was a wonderful person and a terrific boss to my husband , Don for many years. When Don passed away, Scott was a great comfort to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May your family, friends and happy memories comfort you.
Nancy Lifgren

Art Weed

November 12, 2018

I have not seen Scott for many years but remember well all of the projects that he did for us while I was at the Mirabito Fuel Group. It was a pleasure to do business with Scott and his crew. He was a man of great talent and ability that I always respected. So sorry for the Taggart family loss. Rest in peace Scott.

Josie and Dave Schmidt

November 11, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this extremely difficult time. May all the wonderful memories and traditions live on for many years to come. Scott had a contagious smile that warmed the hearts of so many and always made you feel welcomed. God bless!

Becky Porter

November 11, 2018

We send our thoughts of sympathy. Scott was a gentle giant with a good sense of humor. He will be missed. We feel so sad for all of you.

Dan Schlafer

November 11, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Scott was a good person who was always ready to help in time of need. He will be missed.