Scott Arvilla

Scott Arvilla, 46, of Gloucester, passed away on March 22, 2011. The fourth child of Joseph and Evelyn (Silva) Arvilla, Scott was born on Dec. 3, 1964. Scott was a lifelong resident of Gloucester, attended Gloucester schools and was a graduate of Gloucester High School. While in High School, Scott was a member of the Gloucester High School band. A talented musician, Scott actually joined the band when he was only an 8th grader. Scott's passion was music and he played eight instruments including: guitar, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin and trumpet; he was especially adept in playing the latter into adulthood. Music was his life!!!!! Throughout his lifetime, Scott was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He attended Yankee games on a regular basis and his loyalty to his favorite team was unwavering. Scott also enjoyed Candlepin Bowling and participated in league play from childhood into adulthood. He was a dedicated fan of the former Candlepin Stars and Strikes bowling program; he was a "regular" in the audience and developed lifelong friendships with several of the program's frequent contestants. Scott also enjoyed traveling. He had a special affection for Martha's Vineyard, Northern Ireland and Russia. He made yearly trips to Martha's Vineyard, visited Northern Ireland on three different occasions, and had high hopes of moving to Russia. Scott's quick and witty sense of humor easily endeared him to those who knew him; he will be lovingly missed by his family and his many, many friends. Scott was predeceased by his father, Joseph Arvilla, and his brother, "Skip" Arvilla, whom Scott idolized. He is survived by his mother Evelyn Arvilla, his siblings Kenneth "Sonny" Arvilla and his wife, Carol, and Sandra Arvilla and many aunts, uncles, his special Uncle Dick of Pennsylvania, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friends, Gary Brown, Paula Burns and Alan Hunt. A memorial graveside service in celebration of Scott's life is being planned for late spring; the date and time of the service will be announced in a subsequent edition of The Beacon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made, in Scott's memory, to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

Published in The Cape Ann Beacon from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2011