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Scott A. Demsey

November 13, 1967 — February 24, 2023

Cheshire

Scott A. Demsey

 

CHESHIRE- Scott A. Demsey, 55, passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 at his home in Cheshire from complications from bile duct cancer (Cholangiocaricoma). He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Quigley) Demsey.

Mr. Demsey was born November 13, 1967, in Waterbury, CT. Scott graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury and the University of Connecticut with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy. He successfully ran his family’s business, Demsey Manufacturing, Co., Inc., started by his late, beloved grandparents Anthony and Helen Demsey, for over 30 years. Scott loved basketball and teaching young people the game. Even before having his son, Luke, he coached for 10 years in the Watertown Recreational Basketball League. It was a thrill for him to coach Luke for many years in the Hamden Regional Basketball League. He was also active in Luke’s scouting journey, serving as an assistant pack leader in Cub Scouts, assisting in the running of the annual pinewood derby for Troop 198, and dressing up as Chewbacca from Star Wars, for the annual Trunk or Treat. Scott continued to volunteer when Luke moved up to Boy Scouts, all the way through him achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This included camping many times in the cold and rain despite hating to camp. He was a big fan of all sports and avidly followed the UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams along with the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Indianapolis Colts. A bit of a daredevil, he tried race car driving, and flew on several occasions in antique bi-planes and a World War II bomber. Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut for many years, which he often said was one of the most meaningful commitments he had. But the thing most important to him was spending time with family and friends. He loved traveling with Kathy and Luke, going to concerts, and gardening in his yard.

In addition to his loving wife of 29 years, Mr. Demsey leaves behind his son, Luke Demsey. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Barbara Quigley of Farmington, brother and sister-in-law James and Dianne Quigley of New Hartford, his niece and nephew, Fiona and Colin Quigley of New Hartford, and the many friends he was blessed to have.

Arrangements: A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Scott’s life will be held Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Bridget of Sweden Parish/St. Bridget Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire. Burial will follow in St Bridget Cemetery. Friends may call at The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., Wednesday evening, March 1, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Bridget of Sweden Parish -St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

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