Stan Scott of Stratford, a dedicated sidewalk counselor for over 30 years, was laid to rest earlier today. We offer our condolences to his loved ones.

Stanley Gregory Scott went to his eternal reward on Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was born October 28, 1925, in Stratford as the ninth child of James and Anna Scott. The family consisted of Gertrude, James Jr., Dorothea, Victor, Vincent, Cynthia, Millicent, Audrey, Stanley, and Sylvia. The family moved to Fairfield to be near the beach. Stanley attended Sherman School and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1943. He then entered the Navy. Upon leaving the Navy, he trained at Bullard-Haven Technical School to learn the machine tool trade. He was in the tool and die trade for many years. He finished his active work life working for the State of Connecticut and retired.

He spent the rest of his life as a pro-life activist counseling young pregnant women to make good decisions for themselves and their unborn children. He did this three or four days a week, traveling from New Haven to Stamford with many stops in between. In addition to his volunteering, he was the primary caregiver for his aging mother, who died at the age of 94.

Stanley is survived by his sisters, Millicent Reynolds and Sylvia Terifay, both of Redlands, California, and many nieces and nephews. Stanley never married, but dedicated himself to the care of his mother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bridgeport. The Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in St. Thomas Cemetery in Fairfield.

Those who wish to sign the online guestbook may do so here.

“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them”