Eleanor E. Scully

Eleanor E. Scully

Eleanor E. Scully, 93, passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in her home in Lincoln, surrounded by her children.

She was born on December 29, 1928 in North Bergen, N.J., the daughter of Johann and Maria Heubel.

Eleanor was a treasured member of her community.  She served in many capacities  over the past 30  years ; among them advanced EMT and educator at Bristol Rescue Squad, school nurse at Mt. Abe, and Lincoln Health Officer .

Eleanor is predeceased by her husband “Bud” Scully.  She is survived by her 6 children, Kathleen Yurco and husband John of Ringwood, NJ, Karen Obert of Sparta, NJ, Michael Scully and wife Paula of Harleysville, PA,  James Scully of Prescott Valley, AZ, Patricia Scott and partner Upashant Consolato of Hurley, NY, Eileen Scully and partner Ed Religa of Ottawa, Ontario, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, a beloved sister Amelia residing in Lincoln and many friends.

Masks are required for services.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 7th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln United Church, 23 Quaker St., Lincoln, VT.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 8th at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443.  Send online condolences to her family at www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

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Eva Doane
2 years ago

Eleanor held a special place in my families’ hearts. The Heubel family and the Bechtold family have so much history, immigrating to the US and settling in NJ, then reconnecting in VT. Eleanor was also a huge part of BRS when Berend and I were involved. Many, many shifts were covered by her (and Bud), in fact I truly believe Eleanor (and a few others) single handedly kept BRS all volunteer while many other squads had to integrate paid staff. My kids loved Eleanor, since they were often called upon to be volunteer patients during trainings.

Eleanor was a truly remarkable lady, dedicated to others, and yet taking all that stress with grace that comes from being truly happy with having found her true calling.

With heavy heart, and after much consideration, we will regretfully not be going to calling hours or the funeral mass, having a preemie and also immunocompromised family members in the house, we cannot take that risk.

Hugs to the whole family. Know that Eleanor is one of those people that will leave a hole in our hearts, and many, many memories that will last our lifetimes.

Berend and Eva Doane

Jim Brown
2 years ago

I’d like to leave a message for the family of Eleanor Scully. Due to Covid, I’m choosing to not attend calling hours or funeral service.
I had a shared privilege of knowing Eleanor for years, and was active in serving with her on Lincoln First Response and Bristol Rescue Squad.
She was a gem, a willing servant to her neighbors in Lincoln and beyond.
I feel very honored to have known her.
Blessings to you all as you now move forward with her in your hearts and memories.

2 years ago

Many memories shared over the years and may they be of comfort to you now.
In sympathy and love, Erin

Margaret & Jonathan Nareff, South Portland ME
2 years ago

Please accept our sincere sorrow on the loss of not only a community icon but your beloved family matriarch. Since our daughter, Gretchen, first met Mrs. Scully she has told us about her and was so fond of her immediately. With hopes that the happy memories of a remarkable life journey you shared with her will help to ease your loss in some measure.

David & Mary Harrison
2 years ago

Unfortunately, my husband, David, and I weren’t able to be with your family and friends today to give our condolences and regards to the people who lost such a wonderful woman.

Had we been there this is what I would have said to all of you at her grave site:

“The Firemen’s Bell Ceremony

The fire service of today is ever changing, but is steeped in tradition 200 years old. One such tradition is the sounding of the bell.
Thru the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell, which summoned these brave souls to fight fires and to place their lives in jeopardy for the good of their fellow man. And when the fire was out and the alarm had come to an end, it was the bell that signaled to all the completion of the call.

We utilize these traditions as symbols, which reflect honor and respect to those who have given so much and who have served so well.

To symbolize this devotion, a special signal of 3 rings, 3 times each, represents the end of our comrade’s duties and that the company will be returning to quarters.
We will now ring out that alarm to welcome back to quarters our sister, for she has completed her tasks, her duties well done, she has gone home.”

Eleanor was such a dedicated volunteer as part of the medical team on Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company, Lincoln First Response, and Bristol Rescue for so many years.

The following would also been shared because it sounds like something she would have wanted:

“She s gone – You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived.
Or you can open your eyes and pray that she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or you can be full of love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty, and turn your back, or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

Eleanor is no longer physically with us and we are left behind. We chose to smile, open our eyes, love and go on.

Please accept our deepest regrets and know that your are all in our prayers. She’s smiling down on us from Heaven and her memories and spirit live on in our hearts.

Emily Glick
2 years ago

Eleanor was passionate about serving her community. I admired her vigor and can-do approach to life.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes