Long time Loudoun County Resident, Grandmother, Mother and Sister Passes
- Deceased's name: Mary Alice Scott
- Age: 74
- Date: 12/24/2012
- Hometown: Purcellville, VA
- Survived by: Daughter Jodi Root & husband Bill, 2 sons Rob & wife Deanna, Greg & wife Lisa, 2 sisters-Ann Barlik-husband Leonard, Kathleen Belak-husband Frank, brother Paul Granahan-wife Phyllis. Grandchildren-Stephen, Sarah, Maegan, & twins to be Robert & Phoebe
Mary Alice Granahan Scott a resident of Purcellville, died suddenly on Christmas Eve, 2012.
Alice was born November 2, 1938 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and led a life full
of compassion. Her love of family and heritage is well documented. She enjoyed being
active on genealogy web sites, and was a key participant on her family’s page,
uncovering many ‘lost’ family members that she became close with.
She enjoyed the time she spent with friends, many of whom she met while she
worked as a nurse at Loudoun Memorial Hospital. She worked as the Head Nurse in
the ER, Main 3, ICU, and finally settled into a long term position as Patient
Education Coordinator. In that role, she was often the first person to walk
into the room of patients who had just been informed they were diagnosed with a
terminal condition. It was her compassion, love of people, and wealth of medical
knowledge that enabled her to guide her patients and their families for what
was to come. Through these intimate moments, she made many close friends in the
county and continued to hold close bonds with these families after their loved
ones passed. In addition to this, she was on the board of The Hospices of the
National Capital Region, and served as the Chairperson of the Loudoun County
Board of Social Services.
During her successful career, Alice was raising her three children as a single parent. By providing them with unconditional love and the intangible tools, her
children flourished into successful adults and are now providing their own families with the lessons taught to them. She was also active in her grandchildren’s lives by going to their school events or just stopping by to spend time with family. We all miss her greatly.
Alice’s wish was that her memorial be limited to family only. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that
you make a donation to The Hospices of the National Capital Region or to The American Heart Association.