In Memoriam: Dale Collett and Vincent F. Scully

We are saddened to note the passing of SABR members Dale Collett and Vincent F. Scully.

  • Dale Robert Collett, 75, of Bradenton, Florida, died May 27, 2013. He joined SABR in 1975 and was a charter member of the Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter. He resided for many years in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he was a manager at Textron Inc., and also had a business selling sports memorabilia. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and often submitted Cardinals trivia questions for committee meetings and newsletters.

    In addition to his devoted wife, Priscilla, he is survived by daughter Rebecca and son-in-law Joseph Marsala of Westerly, RI, and daughter Pamela Gigante of Douglas, MA; and four grandchildren; Christopher and Lauren Butler and Emily and Cameron Willey.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations made be made to Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, P.O. Box 1208 Fortson, GA 31808-1208.

  • Vincent F. Scully, 87, of North Dighton, Massachusetts, died February 17, 2013, after a period of declining health. He joined SABR in 1985 and was an active member of the Boston Chapter and Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter. Born in New Bedford and raised in Taunton, Vincent joined the U.S. Navy after graduation from Coyle High School in 1943. His career at sea took him around the world, from Coco Solo in the Panama Canal Zone, to the South Pole, Guantanamo Bay, Bermuda and the Pentagon. A mustang, he retired from the Navy at the rank of Lieutenant after 26 years of faithful service and returned with his family to North Dighton.

    Vincent was son of the late Vincent and Eileen (Deveney) Scully, husband of the late M. Ann (Synan) Scully. He is survived by his children Barbara Stein and her husband Gerald, of Virginia Beach, VA; Joseph of Costa Mesa, CA; Patricia Scully of Greenbelt, MD; and James and his wife Janet of Watertown, MA; four grandchildren; brothers Richard Scully and his wife Desiree of Taunton, MA; Michael Scully and his wife Janice of Hilton Head, SC; and the late Sister Barbara Mary Scully of the Holy Union Sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    A funeral Mass was held February 23 at St. Nicholas of Myra Church in North Dighton, with interment at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to the Coyle & Cassidy High School Annual Fund, in care of the Office of the President, Coyle & Cassidy High School, 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton, MA 02780.

Originally published: June 3, 2013. Last Updated: June 3, 2013.