Scott, Joy Cordia.
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Joy Cordia Scott, age 80, of New Fairfield, CT, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, April 11 at her home on Candlewood Isle.
Born on August 24, 1933, in Frederiksberg, Denmark, she moved to New York City as a child, spending her formative years at the Walt Whitman School. She later studied at the Putney School in Putney, VT, and at Simons College in Boston. After college, Joy married Harvey Richard Scott of Croton Falls, NY, and had twin boys, Mark Frederick Scott and Peder Winfield Scott, followed by daughter Lisa Cordia Scott.
Joy and her husband Harvey lived in Ridgefield, CT, and North Salem, NY, before retiring to Chesapeake City, MD, where they enjoyed living near the water on their "High Knoll Farm."
Education was a life-long passion for Joy. She was a nursery school teacher at the North Salem Nursery School for more than 30 years and camp director at Candlewood Isle Summer Camp until her death. She attended the Academy of LifeLong Learning through the University of Delaware in her later years, where she enjoyed learning and studying with her peers.
Known for her love of community and her contributions to her congregations, Joy was an active volunteer at the New Fairfield Thrift Shop and a member of the Town Point Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD, and the New Fairfield Congregational Church in New Fairfield, CT.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents Kaja Johanne Madsen (nee Larsen) and Mads Peder Madsen; her husband, Harvey Richard Scott; and her son, Mark Frederick Scott, formerly of Edgewood, NM. She is survived by her son, Peder Winfield Scott and daughter-in-law Melanie Ancin Scott of Newtown, CT; daughter, Lisa Cordia Scott of Kennett Square, PA; daughter-in-law Linda Scott of Edgewood, NM and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Contributions to Joy's memory can be made to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801.
Published in News Times on Apr. 20, 2014