Carol L. Scammon - age: 90
(December 25, 1928 to January 28, 2019
Carol will be laid to rest at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME, where she will eventually be rejoined with the love of her life, Edwin. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton is respectfully handling the arrangements.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, Carol L. Scammon, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Carol was born December 25, 1928 in Haverhill, MA to Burton and Margherita (Gazzotti) Hammer. She was the oldest of four children and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1946. During World War II, Carol was trained as a civilian airplane spotter, of which she was very proud.
On April 20, 1947, she married Edwin H. Scammon, Jr. They raised one son, Michael, and suffered the heartbreaking loss of an infant daughter, Cathy. They were married just shy of 72 years.
Carol and Ed lived almost their entire lives together in Amesbury, MA, where they built their dream house on 12.6 acres of land. They accomplished this entirely on their own, including logging the trees for the lumber, digging and pouring the foundation, and framing the house. They lived off the land, planting large vegetable gardens, preserving/canning the bounty, and selling some of the produce.
Carol was renowned for her excellent cooking and baking, particularly her apple and blueberry pies and raspberry turnovers. She had a passion for genealogy, early American history and architecture (particularly New England), and antiques. She enjoyed candlepin bowling, interior decorating, sewing and painting.
Mid-life, Carol took courses at Northern Essex Community College, then went to work at the Internal Revenue Service, initially as a keypunch operator, eventually becoming Chief of Standards & Evaluation at IRS’s Andover Service Center.
In 2008, Carol and Ed moved to Scarborough, ME, to be near their son and his family.
Carol was very much known for her independence, self-reliance and “spunkiness”. She loved her family very much.
Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Robert. She is survived by her husband, Ed, her son Michael and his wife Patricia, her granddaughter Rebecca, her sister Marguerite and brother Joel.