Scott Neely


Died May 11, 2014,Yarmouth, Maine

College: Saybrook

Widow: Mrs. Margaret Teresa Neely
217 Bluff Road
Yarmouth, ME 04096-7305

Children: Allison, 1964; Lucien, 1965; Michael, 1971

Scott Neely, 75, died unexpectedly on May 11, 2014, at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Bronxville, N.Y., on Jan. 30, 1939, the son of Lucien Scott Neely and Katherine O’Brien Neely. At age eight his parents purchased and moved the family to a large working farm in Salisbury, Conn., where Scott spent his youth. He graduated from Kent School, class of 1957, Yale University in 1961, followed by an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Scott began his career as a loan officer with First National Bank of Boston where he orchestrated major financial loans for the Hollywood movie industry. Following his banking career, he formed Salisbury Corp. and was a self-employed financial business consultant developing a reputation for his ability to assist struggling businesses to turn around and become successful. During retirement, he prepared taxes for individuals and small companies for over 15 years while pursuing his passion for the game of golf traveling both here and abroad. He was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, exotic foods, the performing arts, museums, country fairs, and an occasional arts & crafts show!

Scott leaves his wife, Joyce Paradis of Yarmouth. Together 10 years they made their home in both Yarmouth and Venice, Fla., where they enjoyed family, friends and, of course, golf! He is also survived by his brother Peter and wife Cathy of Quincy, Mass.; daughter Allison and partner Bruce Nelson of Jackson, Wyo.; two sons, Luke and wife Doreen of Springfield, Tenn., Michael and wife Erin of Greenland, N.H.; his niece Mara Henze and husband Chad of Granby, Conn., his nephew Jamie of Washington, D.C.; and his grandsons, Christian and Nicholas Hospidales of Springfield, Tenn.

A person of keen intellect and steely conviction, Scott was a quiet person and a superb listener, perhaps the result of growing up in the quiet countryside of the family farm. There he will rest in peace. At a later date family and close friends will gather at his Yarmouth home to celebrate his life. – See more at: