Jacquelyn Scott

Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" Scott

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Jacquelyn (Carlesi) Scott, 86, died peacefully at her Westerly home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

“Jackie”, born at the family home above Roxy’s Cafe in Westerly, was the second daughter of James Vincent and Filomena Carlesi. She was predeceased by her sister Frances Ribeiro, and is survived by sisters, Barbara Cillino and Carol Leach; her children, William Edward Scott, Jr., Keith David Scott, Carolyn (Scott) Sughrue, and James Vincent Scott; her son and daughters-in-law; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Jackie attended Westerly High School and the University of Rhode Island, where she was captain of the cheerleaders. Graduating with a degree in mathematics, she taught briefly in the Westerly school system before starting a family. Jackie spent the majority of her adult years in the Washington DC area, raising her children. Highlights of her working life include designing and teaching her own course, “Overcoming Math Anxiety for Women,” at George Washington University, and a stint with the National Association of Women Federal Contractors, helping to secure federal contracts for women-owned businesses.

Jackie continued to educate in later years, as a private tutor, substitute teacher, and literacy volunteer. She loved playing bridge and tennis, serving as lector for her church, St. Clare of Westerly, and tap dancing, which she did until the age of 82.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The WARM Shelter’s “WARM Center Annual Appeal”.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 14th from 4-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, Feb. 15th at St. Clare Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly. There is no procession from the funeral home to church. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Clare Church
    Corner of St. Clare Way & Crandall Avenue-Misquamicut
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    St. Sebastian Cemetery
    WESTERLY, RI 02891


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Carolyn G. Longolucco

Posted at 09:21pm
One of the highlights of my service to the Babcock Smith House Museum was the evening Jackie brought her family all attired in vintage clothing to a Candlelight Dinner. That Candlelight Dinner was a fantastic replica of the popular TV series, Downton Abbey. I shall never forget that wonderful evening just as I will never forget this strong, beautiful and special woman.

Diane and Bob Pietrusza

Posted at 10:02am
We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Jackies warm smile and loving heart will always be remembered and surely will be missed.
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Phyllis Leach

Posted at 01:03pm
Auntie Jackie was my godmother as well as my aunt and I loved her so much! She was smart, informed, well-read, opinionated (like me) and giving. She did not stand on the sidelines of life. She had boundless energy and gave freely of her time to family and friends. I am sad because she is gone now, but her memory will live on in her children, grandchildren, sisters, family members and all who knew her. She is unforgettable. May she rest in the peace of the Lord now.

Marilyn Buckler Crimmel

Posted at 08:10am
My dear cousin Jackie led a wonderful and full life. She was an inspirational and supportive woman. I have so many loving memories of her. Words cannot express. To Billy, Carolyn, Keith and Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all her knew and loved her. God bless you, Jackie and rest in peace. Love always, your cousin Marilyn Buckler Crimmel.


Posted at 06:23pm
Aunt Jackie was one of a kind. She was strong, unafraid to take on any topics for discussion, loving, and an inspiration for all. She never came empty handed and made it a point to visit when we were in town. She had an outside beauty as well as on the inside. We will miss your smile and words of wisdom Aunt Jackie. May you rest in peace. Love always, Cheryl and Mark Bergman

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