Suddenly in Yale-New Haven Hospital, Feb. 14, 2006, Walter 'Scotty' H. Monteith, Jr., Past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern New England Telephone Co., husband of Jane Marceau Monteith, father of Deborah Neubert and her husband, Michael of North Haven, Diane Marino and her husband, Michael of Pawleys Island, SC and Karen Flynn and her husband, Charles of Madison, CT, grandfather of Kimberly Neubert, Michael Neubert, Matthew Flynn and Christopher Flynn, brother of Elaine Monteith of Jamaica Plain, MA and Marie Devine of Cape Elizabeth, ME. Scotty was born Sept. 19, 1930 in Framingham, MA, son of the late Walter H. and Anne Sullivan Monteith, Sr. He was a graduate of Amherst College class of 1952 and held honorary degrees from Albertus Magnus College and the University of New Haven. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He served on the Boards of: Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was former Chairman, Long Wharf Theatre, Fleet Bank, Connecticut Economic Development Corporation and Kaman Corporation. His awards include the Community Leadership Award from Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, United Negro College Fund Leadership Award, Quinnipiac Council Boy Scouts of America 'Good Scout Award', National Human Relations Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Discovery Award from Sacred Heart University and Providence College Veritas Award. He also served as President of United Way and was Charter Director of the Volvo International Tennis Tournament. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday, Feb. 17 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510 or to Amherst College, Development Office, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-9982.

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  1. Dear Jane and Family, My deepest condolences to all of you. Scotty was a great man from my brief interaction with him at SNET. I know that he has left you with MANY wonderful moments. With all my love, Don Shassian

  2. Many years ago, when many other doors were closed, Mr. Monteith, as CEO of SNET, opened one up and helped me with a problem as an employee. Although it may have been an easy fix for someone in his position, his concern, immediate action and follow-thru was something I have never forgotten. It doesn’t surprise me to learn of the many awards Mr. Monteith accumulated pertaining to ‘human relations’. My condolences to his entire family. God Bless.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the great fortune of working at 227 Church St at the same time he did. What a great man. Someone who didn’t mind talking to the .little people. in his organization and always had a kind word. God be with you.

  4. Our condolences for your loss. We pray that through God’s love you find the stength to recognize His purpose in choosing to welcome another of His children home.

  5. Our sincere condolences to the Monteith family. I worked for SNET from 1975-2001. Mr. Monteith was a great leader. George and Helen Werns

  6. Our sincerest smypathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda and Sutton

  7. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. Our community will certainly miss this thoughtful and generous man. Jean Sheeley-Development Director and the Board of the Connecticut Urban Education Fund (Acorn Fund)

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