Obituary for Cheryl Scott
Cheryl A. (Sponcey) Scott, 71, of Canton, beloved wife of Donald K. Scott, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born September 16, 1945 in Putnam, CT at Day Kimball Hospital, daughter of the late Donald Robert and Florence Rita (Miller) Sponcey. Cheryl had lived in Putnam, CT, San Diego, CA, and West Hartford, CT prior to moving to Canton 55 years ago. Cheryl was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1964 and attended Central Connecticut State Teachers College now CCSU. Cheryl began her career as a Personal Manager of Entertainment, first in her partnership Winsong, and then operating her own firm Cheryl Scott Management for a total of over 40 years. She was a member of The National Conference of Personal Managers, on the East Coast, serving as Vice President for 5 year term. Recently she enjoyed attending the Immaculate Conception Church of New Hartford, CT. She was a makeup artist for many productions during the Canton Benefit Production years, (located in the old Canton Town Hall).Cheryl organized many fundraisers both local and statewide. She volunteered in both the Canton Primary and High School Systems. In the primary school there was a yearly presentation with her husband, Don, of "The Magic Potion" followed by the reading of "Sweet Tooth". In the spring, Cheryl, along with Don and Deb, presented a program on organic garden practices and seed starting. When the grandchildren were attending Canton Intermediate School she helped with The Civil War and Immigration re-enactments. Co-writing a production for the Canton Historical Museum, she portrayed Mrs. Elizabeth Colt while her friend Dee a portrayed Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was presented in the Canton High School. She enjoyed collecting Victorian antiques, was a proclaimed Anglophile, especially loving the history of Victorian England. She loved growing flowers, feeding and entertaining any and all, and designing floral arrangements for family, friends, and fundraisers. Those who were in poor health or of concern enjoyed a personal delivery of homemade soup and bread with the promise to "Take them out when they felt up to it." (A posted note, by the house phone, to call to see how they were doing.) She especially enjoyed her time away with her girlfriends, attending music events and fests. She was up for lunch anytime the girls wanted to go. Cheryl leaves behind many dear friends. If you were lucky enough to be her friend, she always had your back and that extended beyond you to anyone in your family. Most important, Grandma Cheryl never tired of spending time with her grandchildren. They were her greatest pride and top priority.
In addition to her loving husband Don, she is survived by her two sons, Donald Scott and his wife Brandie of Canton, Zachary Scott and his wife Phala Tracy of Minneapolis, Minn, her sister Deb Sponcey-Parker and her husband Ronald Parker of Canton; her grandchildren Olivia, Gabriel, Alena and Larcom. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law Alan Scott and wife Janice as well as her nephews, Rory, Court, John, David and Chris.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Saturday, February 25th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A memorial service will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 26th at North Canton United Methodist Church, 3 Case Street in North Canton. Family and friends will be invited to a reception to celebrate Cheryl's life. We will leave immediately following the memorial service from the church. Details will be provided after the memorial service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canton Historical Museum, 11 Front Street, Collinsville, CT 06019, or to the Canton Parents for Music, 76 Simonds Ave, Canton, CT 06019 or to the Canton Food Bank, P.O. Box 374, Collinsville, CT 06022.