Rev. Allen W. Scott Passes

Rev. Allen W. Scott, retired pastor of the Flanders Baptist and Community Church, died on August 20 in East Lyme.

Rev. Scott 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 Dec. 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 Connecticut 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; sons 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, a brother John (Bruce) Scott, and by 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by sisters Esther Duffy and Claire Wheeler.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Flanders Baptist & Community Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Flanders Baptist & Community Church Building Fund, 138 Boston Post Road, East Lyme, CT 06333.

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