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“I still remember how to make an outline, thanks to his teaching. He was one teacher who made a huge difference! He taught us skills we kept using...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Adamec - Simsbury, CT

“I was very saddened to learn of Mr. Scully's passing. I have fond memories of him from Henry James (circa 1974). Those memo pads are still referred...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Haynes

“I as truly saddened to learn of Mr Scullys passing. I came to know him as a customer at Dollar Tree in Westfield. I alway enjoyed talking when he...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Barb & Family, I've been thinking of you this week as you celebrate the life of your precious father. I credited him for my organization many many...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Jack is with his beloved "Alice", maybe entertaining her on the piano. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family.Barbara and Charlie Beal ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Beal - Old Lyme, CT

“Barb, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Let the sun shine down. Love, The Highland Sunshine Fund :) ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I am truly sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Howes

“So very sorry to hear of John's passing. He lead a long and productive life and now will be reunited with his lovely Agnes.John was my special older...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Just last month when my 88yo Dad was challenged by complicated daily medical needs, I offered him a pocket-sized top spiral note pad -- indelibly...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Baier

“I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Prayers to you and your family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Kathleen and Warren Sweatt - MA

“"Mr Scully" was a one of a kind teacher! As a member of the class of 1974, many of us remember him coming to our Reunions. He also taught all of us...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lind Scarchuk - Simsbury, CT


John Patrick "Jack" Scully Jr., 96, of Westfield MA passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, May 30, 2016. He was born on September 4, 1919 in Hartford, CT the son of John and Anne(Benny) Scully, was raised in Hartford, lived in Simsbury 30 years, and lived in Westfield since 1985. He earned academic degrees at Washington and Lee University, Georgetown School of Foreign Service and University of Hartford. John was the devoted husband of the late Agnes (McNeill) Scully, whose picture he carried with him his whole life long, and about whom he could not speak without tearing up. He taught in Simsbury public schools for twenty-six years, and is particularly well-known as the teacher of "Study Skills", a course for which countless former students have thanked him over the years. John will always be remembered for his keen mind and sense of humor, which he kept his whole life long. He was a gifted piano player, always willing to play for friends at parties, playing requests all evening long by ear. It is fitting that John passed away on Memorial Day; he was veteran of World War II, earning the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army leading a tank battalion in Europe. One year ago, at the age of 95, he walked in the Simsbury Memorial Day Parade. Throughout his life, he was willing to share his time and talent with his friends and community, serving in many volunteer roles, including on the Simsbury Library Board, Volunteer Ambulance Association, Big Brothers of Port Charlotte, FL, reading to students in Westfield and President of Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Agnes, and by his brother Richard. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Lavoie and her husband Mark of Granville, MA, a son John P. Scully III and Starr Scully of Westfield, MA and a son Mark Scully and his wife Ieke of Simsbury, CT as well as his seven grandsons Ian, Wesley, Spencer and Taylor Lavoie and Brendan, William and Kirk Scully. The family would like to thank the staff of the Arbors of Westfield for their care and kindness to John in his final weeks. Friends may call at Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook Street in Granby on Friday, June 3rdfrom 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A funeral will be held at First Church of Christ, Simsbury, 689 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 4th with military honor to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; the Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield MA 01085 or the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT 06070