Scott Shuttleworth Obituary (1959 – 2021) – Quincy, MA



Scott A. Shuttleworth, of Quincy, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. He was 61 years old.

Born in Albany, New York on December 21, 1959, he was the son of the late John Austin and Mary Ann (Duggan) Shuttleworth. Scott grew up in Meriden, Connecticut and graduated from Francis T. Maloney High School with the class of 1978. He continued his education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with the class of 1982, which brought him to to appreciate Cape Cod as one of his favorites. family vacation spots. After graduation, Scott worked as a captain on the Fast Ferries to Boston, he also worked as a dynamic positioning operator with Transocean on a drillship, and ended his career in the merchant marine as second on the Stone Buccaneer in Louisiana. He then disembarked and began his career as an elevator mechanic for IECI Local 4. He loved his job and the relationships he had built over the years. Scott was also fortunate enough to have spent several winters aboard his C&C 48 foot sailboat, “Northern Lights”, in the Caribbean.

The most important part of Scott’s life was his loving wife, children, and family. He was a generous person and would do anything for the people in his life. Scott loved water, it was his happiness. Sailing and boating were his passions. Each spring he meticulously prepared his boat for the season. He was a member of the Quincy Yacht Club and the South Shore Yacht Club, where he won a few sailing yacht racing titles. Affectionately known as a “jack of all trades and master of ALL,” Scott was a jack of all trades and a perfectionist. He also loved working with wood. His most memorable work would be his generational family home in Houghs Neck, which he completely renovated. He spent most of his childhood summers visiting his grandmother in this same house. She became the namesake of another notable project, his sailboat “Gladys”, which he proudly restored himself.

Scott has always been known for his contagious big smile. He was intelligent, selfless, dedicated and loving. He taught his daughters to always be independent, to work hard and to always believe in themselves without ever giving up. They were and are his pride and joy! He spent many years coaching his daughters’ soccer teams and attended all soccer matches and athletics competitions throughout their school years. Scott will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched.

Scott was the beloved husband and best friend of Quincy’s Donna Shuttleworth. The two married on May 20, 1998, and together they shared 23 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Jaclyn H. and Sydney M. Shuttleworth, both of Quincy. Scott was the dear little brother of John Shuttleworth and his wife Kathy of Harwich, Dana Shuttleworth and his wife Elaine of Georgetown, Nancy Bizek and her husband Bob of Vermont, and the late Mark Shuttleworth. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Joan Fahey of Braintree, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and his canine companion / boating buddy, Sandy, who was never far on his side.

Parents and friends are respectfully invited to greet family during visiting hours on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. prior to the funeral mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy at 10 a.m.

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott’s memory can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Posted by Keohane Funeral Home – Quincy October 28-29, 2021.


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