Funeral services for Rita D. (Phelps) Scott, age 82, of Lisbon, NY, will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 10:00AM at St. Phillips & James Church with Rev. Kevin O’Brien and Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Scott passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Rita is survived by one son, Christopher Scott and his companion, April Smith, of Lisbon, NY; and three grandchildren, Jonathan, Harry and Brandon Scott; one sister, Patricia Boulia of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Powers and Patrick J. Phelps and five sisters, Theresa Powers, Donna R. Phelps, Mary E. Carroll, Margaret “Peggy” Miller and Genevieve O’Hara.
Rita was born on April 11, 1936, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Garold and Genevieve Ring Phelps. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and the Ogdensburg Business School. Rita married Joseph Scott on June 13, 1956, in Ogdensburg, NY. He predeceased her on October 4, 2012. Rita was first employed as a secretary for Newell Manufacturing and later worked from Lisbon Central School. Rita then served as the Town Clerk of Lisbon, NY, for twenty-two years.
Rita enjoyed cooking, watching soap operas and loved spending time with her son and grandchildren. She was a past treasurer for the Lisbon Producers Co-op for thirty-five years and also a member of the Lisbon Fire Department Auxiliary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to St. Phillips & James Church of Lisbon, P.O. Box 377, Heuvelton, New York 13654.