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Jeanne (De Filippo) Scott

June 28, 1937 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 84)

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PEABODY - Jeanne Scott of Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA, passed away January 12th, 2022.

Jeanne was born in Rye, N.Y. in 1937, to James and Elizabeth (Melillo) De Filippo.  She graduated from Rye High School, Rye, NY and Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. She was the wife of Richard Thurston Scott (known as Scotty to many) from Glens Falls, NY, with whom she shared 62 years of happy marriage.

After graduation she worked for the Borden Company in New York City for five years. After moving to Albany, N.Y. she worked as an administrative assistant at Owens-Illinois Glass Company. She and Richard then moved to West Hurley, N.Y. where she was active in the League of Women Voters, serving a term as Treasurer.  They later moved to Mahopac, NY where she was a substitute teacher in the vocational high school in Yorktown, NY.  She also volunteered at the Ossining Elementary Reading Program for underprivileged children. 

In 1978 she and her sister-in-law, Kathy, started Silver Apple Educational, Inc., an educational toy home party plan company.  In 1981 the company was dissolved when it became too labor intensive for them.

After moving to Katonah, N.Y. in 1983, she worked at Reader’s Digest, Chappaqua, N.Y., as an administrative assistant for the Vice President of Sales.

She and Richard retired to Salem, MA, from Katonah, N.Y, in 2000.  While in Salem, Jeanne worked for the Salem Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 2012.  She and Richard moved to Brooksby Village, a retirement community in Peabody, MA in 2017.

Jeanne’s interests were many. She excelled at tennis for many years and was a voracious reader throughout her adult life reading more than 50 books a year. She made friends easily and cared intensely for the members of both her immediate and extended family. Jeanne treasured her relationship with her daughters Kimberly and Debra, feeling blessed that they enjoyed her company as much as she did theirs.

Jeanne was known for her organizational skills and her efficiency both at work and at home. She liked to think of herself as a political junky and was relentless in trying to see both sides of most political issues before taking a position.

She leaves her husband, Richard, and two daughters, Kimberly and her husband, David Brody of Newburyport, MA, and Debra and her husband, John Speziale, of Roslindale, MA., and Eastham, MA.  She also leaves granddaughters Alleana and Renee Brody, as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held in the future. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) DANVERS. Donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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