302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Nancy Curry Scott

Nancy Curry Scott passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019 at the Country House in Greenville, DE, her home for the past 5 years. Nancy was born in 1933 to Arva Morris Curry and Allen R. Curry.

Born and raised in the Old Ninth Ward section of Wilmington, Nancy graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1951. She went on to attend the University of Delaware.

She started her career at the Bank of Delaware in 1953. After raising her children, she returned to the bank, then PNC Bank, until retiring in the late 1990’s. She subsequently took a part-time administrative position with Patterson Schwartz Real Estate until her final retirement in 2010.

Nancy was a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her children and grandchildren ahead of everything else. She was her son Gary’s biggest fan and rarely missed a high school or college football game. She was a long-time Girl Scout leader for Susan and Cathy’s troop. She attended concerts, swim meets, sports, and school events for her grandchildren regularly. She enjoyed traveling with her friends and took many road trips to nearby cities/towns for shopping, sightseeing and visiting. She also traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Alaska, and for many years she enjoyed an annual trip to St. Croix. Nancy’s happy place was the beach. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends in Ocean City, New Jersey and Rehoboth and Bethany Beaches, Delaware. She also enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, playing bridge, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her friends.

She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Nancy was active with the P.S. DuPont Class of 1951 Reunion Committee and enjoyed reconnecting with classmates at various reunions through the years.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her brother Allen R. Curry, Jr. (Rodney). She is survived by her three children, Susan Scott Donahue (Brian), Cathy Scott Holloway (Bill), and Gary A. Scott (Mae). She is also survived by her grandchildren Megan Holloway, Benjamin Holloway, Gary Scott (fiancée, Katherine Rush), Samuel Scott, Lauren Zebley, Brian Donahue, and great-grandson James Powers.

The family sincerely thanks the staff from Wesley Way at the Country House for sharing their love and compassionate affection with Nancy for the past three years, and to the nurses and staff at VITAS Hospice for their supportive and passionate care.

Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE at 11 o’clock. Friends may call beginning at 9:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a tribute donation to the Alzheimer’s Associate Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or online at act.alz.org/donate.

Funeral Services

Visitation at 9:30 on Thursday July 18, 2019 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Memorial Service at 11:00 am on Thursday July 18, 2019 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church


    Mae lit a candle and writes,
    Nancy, Grammy, Thank you for being a wonderful mother to Gary and grandmother to Gary Jr, Sam, Lauren, and James. They have so many special memories with you that will last forever. Rest in peace. xoxo, Love, Mae
    06/28/2019 01:39 pm
    Charlotte Zimble lit a candle and writes,
    So sad to hear about Nancy’s passing , she always had a smile and a sharp wit that made everyone laugh. We were in a study group in Surrey Park,Children the Challenge when our kids were young, who knew they would make us “in-laws when Mae and Gary married in1989....will miss her pretty smile. 🌺 Char
    06/28/2019 01:56 pm
    Brian Donahue lit a candle and writes,
    RIP to my wonderful Mother-in-Law. You lived you life well, your job is done, enjoy your life with Angels.
    06/28/2019 05:40 pm
    Nancy Carter writes,
    Susan and family, I am very sorry to hear the loss of your mother.
    06/30/2019 07:40 pm
    Jim Sylvanus
    07/03/2019 10:11 am
    John C. Farnandez writes,
    Nancy was a class mate at the Univ. of De and a friend. She was a classy lady.
    07/08/2019 06:41 am
    Steve Wolff writes,
    If you looked up the word “classy” in the dictionary there would be a 8x10 photo of Nancy. She was a pleasure to work with at BOD and PNC. Her customers loved her
    07/09/2019 12:09 pm
    Nancy Willing writes,
    Heartfelt condolences to the family. I went an many an adventurous outing as a member of her scouting troop. Fond memories. Nancy Willing
    07/14/2019 12:17 pm
    Elaine T (Slatcher) Smith writes,
    Cathy: So sorry to read about your Mom's death. I enjoyed being a co-leader with her and being a neighbor.
    07/26/2019 01:21 pm

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