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Neil L. Scott

December 11, 1943 - November 24, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Neil L. Scott, 72, of Chicopee, died on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by his loving family. He was a steel fabricator at the former Scott’s Metal Fabrication in Ludlow. Neil was born on December 11, 1943 in Springfield. He was the son of the late Leo and Arleane M. (Papanti) Scott. Neil was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. Neil is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Susan (Perlak) Scoot, a son, Derek Scott and his wife Shirley of Ludlow: a daughter, Shelly Lynn and her husband, Stephen of Cape Coral, FL: four brothers, Raymond, Leonard, William and Richard; four sisters, Sandra, Doreen, Judy and Linda and two cherished and beloved grandsons, Mason and Austin. Besides his parents, Neil is predeceased by two brothers, Gary and Wayne and a sister, Carol. He was a member of the Tiger’s Athletic Club, Eagles and the American Legion, Post 452. Neil was an avid Bruin’s and Giants fan. He loved attending his grandsons sporting events and was their biggest supporter and fan. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, cooking and playing cards. He will be missed by all. Neil’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 8:30 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Holy Name Church, 104 Springfield St., in Chicopee at 9:30 am. Burial with military honors will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. in Agawam at 11 am. Calling hours are on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905.