Marjorie Howe Scott Doty
Published 2:56 pm, Thursday, December 2, 2010
Marjorie Howe Scott Doty, of Redding and a former Fairfield resident, died Nov. 29, 2010.
Born June 22, 1919, she was the daughter of Clement Scott and Henrietta Howe Scott. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Vassar College in 1941 with a BA in Medieval history. In 1942, she married Leete Parmelee Doty, and they lived in the early years of their marriage in Kansas City. They later moved to West Hartford and then to Fairfield.
In Fairfield, the family lived 40 years on Meeting House Lane behind the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, where she volunteered her time to church and community activities. She was active in the Junior League, serving as president while in Hartford. At the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church she served as a deacon and member of the Women's Guild. She was a longtime member of Church Women United of Fairfield and volunteered at the YWCA of Greater Bridgeport, serving three years as president. Other activities included the United Way and the Bridgeport Area Foundation, where she was a director and member of its Distribution Committee. For more than 20 years she coordinated volunteers for Meals on Wheels in Fairfield. She also was a member of Chapter H PEO Sisterhood, the Colonial Dames of America in Connecticut and the Fairfield Beach Club.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol Kalauskas and husband, Charles, of Arlington, Mass., Sarah Morton and husband, Michael, of Big Horn, Wyo., and Marilyn Shaver and husband, Troy, of Spring Island, S.C.; grandchildren, Ethan Morton and wife, KC, Mallory Morton Elliott and husband, Michael, Barrett and Ryan Shaver, Rebecca, Sarah and Peter Kalauskas; and great-grandchildren, Vivian and Owen Elliott.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 in the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Memorial Fund at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Private burial will be in a family plot in Hartford. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull. To send online condolences, visit www.redgatehennessy.com.