Scott Brian Kelly, known affectionately as Scotty, passed away on August 24, 2023, at the age of 58 in Colchester, Vermont. He was born on August 18, 1965, in Okinawa, Japan. Scott was a gregarious character who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Scotty had a passion for fast cars and motorcycles, spending his career as a Master Mechanic, often found working tirelessly under various vehicles. He delighted in attending racing events and rallies, fueling his love for speed and adrenaline. His adventurous spirit extended to the great outdoors, where he found solace in camping, fishing, and hunting. These cherished moments were always shared with friends and family, as Scott valued their company above all else.
Music was a constant source of joy for Scott, with the louder tunes resonating most deeply with his free-spirited nature. He found quiet times in action novels and enjoyed immersing himself in captivating movies during his downtime. Scotty's loyalty knew no bounds, and he was blessed with lifelong friendships that meant the world to him.
Scott is survived by his children, Ciera White and her husband, as well as his son, Michael Kelly, and his wife Claire. He is also survived by his loving mother, Betty Kelly, his brother Paul Kelly and his wife Joanne, and his sister Staci Lasker and her husband Seth. Scott's grandson, Maddox White, held a very special place in his heart and he was very proud of him. Additionally, he leaves behind his girlfriend of several years Melanie Venditti, along with several nieces, nephews. We also would like to honor his very special “second” family, the Berthiaume’s (Mom Mary, Brothers: Steve, Doug and John and sister Deedee) of Essex, Vermont.
Scott was preceded in death by his father, Larry Kelly, in 2012. The loss of his father deeply impacted him, and his memory will forever be cherished.
Scott will be remembered for his zest for life, his unwavering loyalty, and his ability to bring the party to those around him. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
A celebration of Scott's life will be scheduled at a later date, allowing friends and family to come together and honor his vibrant spirit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and McClure Miller Respite House, an organization that provided compassionate care during Scott's final days.
Hospice and McClure Miller Respite House
C/O UVM Home Health and Hospice
1110 Prim Road
Colchester, VT 05446