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SCULLY obituary

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[New Haven County, CT]
Margery Scully
CLINTON -- Margery Redden Curry Scully, 85, of 315 E. Main St., Clinton, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Daughter of the late John J. Curry, Marjorie (Wall) Curry and Frances Smith Curry.
She was born in the Frog-Hollow section of Hartford on Saturday the 8th of Jan. 1916. The family moved to Meriden in 1923, where she attended Meriden Schools, graduating from the Meriden High School, class of 1933. Married to the late William Robbins Scully in 1937. In 1937, they moved to Manchester, where Mr. Scully was a Police Officer. In 1949, the family moved to Clinton, purchased a neighborhood grocery store and gas station, which later was converted to Scully's Liquor, an east side land mark for 35 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Clinton and past president of the Altar Society. Politically she was a long time member of the Democratic Town Committee, member of the original Recreation Committee, and served as First Selectman from 1969 to 1973 and a Selectwoman until 1975. She served as a member of the Board of Finance from 1976 to 1983 from 1983 to 1985 served again as First Selectman. Mrs. Scully holds he unique distinction of being the first woman in the state to be elected to the Office of First Selectman and being the first woman excepted as a member of the Clinton Board of Finance.
She is survived by four sons, William John Scully and his wife, Linda of Clinton, Robert Scully of Stuart, Fla., Peter T. Scully and his wife, Debbie of Hamden, Michael Curry Scully and his wife, Joanne of Saunderstown, R.I.; two daughters, Kathleen Scully Capuciati and her husband, Peter of Deep River, Jane Scully Welch and her husband, Tom of Ballwin, Mo.; two brothers, T. Leo Curry of Westchester, Pa., and David Curry of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Winifred C. Saunders of Meriden and Clare C. Lawless of Parkesburg, Pa., also survived by 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A brother, John J. Curry Jr. predeceased her.
A funeral liturgy will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Mary's Church in Clinton at 10:30 a.m., followed by a burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Clinton. Friends and family may call to the Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Westbrook Public Library, Goodspeed Road, Westbrook, CT or, 333 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016.

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