Richard A. Scott, age 81, of Bethany, passed away on September 7, 2011. Richard was the husband of the late Janet Duncan Scott. Born in New Haven on December 19, 1929, he was a son of the late James Carter Scott & Bertha Francis Scott. Richard is survived by his daughter, Linda Scott of Waterbury, his son Colt Scott and his wife Patricia of Bethany and grandchildren, Kellie Martinjuk, Amy Apuzzo, Amanda Scott & Holly Scott. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Morris & a brother Robert Scott. A self employed mason all of his life, he was the co-founder and partner of Mesa Construction Company and of C & S Ranches. He owned and trained thoroughbred horses. He was an original member of CT Calf Ropers Association and a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. Richard was a Veteran of the US National Guard that was activated during the Korea Conflict and served in Germany. Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 10:00 am in BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven, and may visit with his family at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will follow his service on Saturday in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Contributions in Richard's memory may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Firemen's Assoc. Corp. Ambulance, 460 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524.

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  1. Colt I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man and always good to me. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Lorri

  2. Dear Colt – I was so saddened to hear about your father’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  3. Dear Colt and Family, I was very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I very much enjoyed speaking with him. I hope that the most pleasant memories (the exciting, warm, and fun times) help sustain you through the most difficult days. Rick Kaletsky and Family

  4. Dear Colt and Family, Your father was always one that I could count on, not only as First Selectman, but for fine workmanship in my home. He will be missed, my deepest sympathy to you and you family.

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