BELMONT — F. Virginia "Ginny" (Duncan) Scott, 86, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Sunday, September 29, 2013 following a brief period of failing health. She was the widow of Howard E. Scott who died October 22, 1984.
Virginia was born March 20, 1927 in Wethersfield, Conn., the daughter of the late Edward and Adelaide (Stonebridge) Duncan. She moved to the Laconia area in the 1960s. She proudly owned and operated Prestige Secretarial Services of Laconia as well as prepared Income Tax returns for many local individuals and small businesses. She also worked as a secretary for a local legal firm , was the City of Laconia Dept. of Public Works Secretary for over thirty years and was the Sexton at Bayside Cemetery for over thirty years.
Virginia was instrumental in the Charter organization of the Laconia Assembly #3 of the International Order of Rainbow Girls in 1967. She also served numerous years as their Mother Advisor as well as Advisory Board Member. Virginia was a dedicated and currently active 50-year member/officer and Past Matron of the Peabody –Mount Washington Order of the Eastern Star #35, Tilton, N.H. Ginny epitomized a commitment to charity to the members of the community and was always putting others' needs above her own. She was a 43-year member of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. She held membership in Rugged Cross Shrine # 5 of Boscawen, NH and had been a member of Shrines in both E. Hartford and Glastonbury, CT. She served as Worthy High Priestess seven times. Virginia was chosen to assist the Supreme Secretary in the 1980's with the stenography and printing of the Supreme session records and as a result of her work was asked to continue with this responsibility for more than 20 years. She also held several Supreme appointments over the years and traveled throughout the New England Shrines to assist and instruct their members. In 2001 she was awarded the Continuous Service Award for her dedication. Virginia was also a member of the Order of Amaranth and was past Royal Queen.
Survivors include two sons, Edward A. Malone of Aruba and Kenneth D. Malone of Belmont; a granddaughter, Kendra Malone, of Manchester; a brother, Richard Duncan, of West Hartford, Conn. and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Mont Duncan of Newington, Conn. and "Red" Duncan of Wethersfield, Conn. as well as two sisters, Vera (Duncan) Ryan of Dallas, TX and Marion (Duncan) Zeppa of Manchester, Conn.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.