OBITUARY

Allen Scott

April 14, 1923August 20, 2018

Niantic- Rev. Allen W. Scott died on Monday August 20 in East Lyme. He was born at home on Scott Road in East Lyme on April 14, 1923, the son of Wilfrid and Ruth Scott. He married the former Mary MacKenzie of Waterford on June 30, 1951. She died December 14, 2003. Rev. Scott graduated from Wesleyan University and Yale Divinity School and began as pastor of the Flanders Baptist & Community Church in 1951, serving there for 38 years. He was a member of Bayview Masonic Lodge in Niantic, and was a chaplain for many years in the Ct. National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was also a longtime chaplain for the Flanders Fire Department. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Watson (David) of New London; Rev. MacKenzie Scott (Lisa) of Lewisburg PA; Rev. Alan Scott (Violeta) of East Lyme; and Rev. Jonathan Scott (Sally) of Pomfret. He is also survived by a sister, Marjorie Welch, and a brother, John (Bruce) Scott, and by ten grandchildren. He is predeceased by two sisters, Esther Duffy and Claire Wheeler. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Flanders Baptist & Community Church Building Fund, 138 Boston Post Rd., East Lyme, Ct. 06333. The funeral will be Friday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the Flanders Baptist & Community Church. Calling hours will be held at the church on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Niantic is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxniantic.com for tributes and directions.

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Allen Scott

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james littlefield

August 27, 2018

Allen's father, Wilfred, used to tell the story of a man who once lived in town who proudly proclaimed he had personally met the 16th president of the United States. Whenever he would shake a local person's hand he would always announce, "You have just shaken the hand of a man who shook the hand of Abraham Lincoln." That is how I feel about having had the good fortune to have met and known Reverend Allen W. Scott. He was a huge presence in this town for many, many years . I know he was a "difference maker" for both me and my family during key times in our lives. I learned many things from him, often finding myself taking notes during his sermons (sometimes he would even give me one with all the cross-outs and add-ons) but the one thing I learned above all else, is that one needs to lead by example. This man lived what he preached and that's what will be remembered.

Burt and Patti Crooks

August 23, 2018

Dear Jonathan, Alan and MacKenzie and the whole family,

Our paths have crossed infrequently but memorably (Jonathan when we were worshipers and you were the supply preacher, Alan during SUNL Association meetings and ABCCONN events and MacKenzie long ago at ABC Board meetings). Your father and I were never close colleagues, but our ministries crossed paths many times during the last half century. What a great man of God he was! Thanks be to God for precious memories and a life well lived.
We are unable to attend the memorial service tomorrow (physical problems make crowds and unfamiliar buildings difficult), but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad but triumphant time. Grace and peace be with you. your sister, your families, and all Allen's loved ones.

Burt and Patti Crooks

Ernest Congdon Jr

August 23, 2018

I can always remember going to church and talking with Rev. White. When I was younger he offered to sell me a car. But before he would let me get it I had to either have my license or have someone who had a license.
My best wishes to his family.

Sue Fraser Frankewicz

August 23, 2018

Dear Family,
I am so glad that I got to see (and hug) your dad on New Years Morning at Sunday services. I grew up in the church, was 6 when Allen began his ministry there and spent lots of time with my grandmother Minnie Lewis who lived upstairs in the parsonage while you were all little ones.

Allen baptized me at 13 and married me a few years later. He exemplified the role of pastoral minister being a loving presence and a blessing to the Flanders community as well as to you his family. I trust you are comforted by your memories and the hope of being with him again one day.

Michele Smith Dickey

August 22, 2018

Dear Margaret and Family, I was so sad to see your Dad's smiling face in the paper today; I haven't seen him for many years, but I could almost hear his kind voice from the picture. How proud he must have been to have inspired all three sons to become ministers! Margaret, I don't think we've seen each other since UConn, and I feel badly to now learn you live right in New London; we've missed lots of opportunities to socialize. I will see you Thursday night to give you a hug and reminisce a bit . My sympathy to all your family; my parents thought your Dad was a wonderful man. Sincerely, Michele Smith Dickey ("Mimi")

Sue Taylor

August 22, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Rev Scott all my life. This world was a better place because he was here. RIP

Rev. Rae Munsell

August 22, 2018

Not only was Rev. Scott a beloved pastor of the Flanders Baptist Church, but a true pastor to the community. He was always willing to help, to be there, to support, to console, whether one was a member of his church or not. He was a wonderful role model for any of us in ministry and set a high standard for us all. My first thought upon hearing of his passing was that, at last, he is hearing those words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Our loss is heaven’s gain indeed.
With sympathy to his family and all who loved him,
Rev. Rae and Mark Munsell

FROM THE FAMILY