Marie E. Scott, a homemaker who enjoyed attending auctions, playing bridge and traveling to France, died of cancer Aug. 27 at her Homeland residence. She was 87.
The daughter of George Grant Thomas, a banker, and Marie Elise Donahue Thomas, the former Marie Elise Thomas was born in Philadelphia and moved with her family to Oakenshawe.
She graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1945 and from the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, in 1946.
In 1947, she went to work as a secretary for a doctor and in the late 1940s, she became secretary to the chairman of the engineering department at the Johns Hopkins University.
She was working as a secretary for S. Robert Levinson, a Traffic Court magistrate, when she married John Fulton Reynolds Scott Jr. in 1951.
The couple lived for years on Lanark Road in Rodgers Forge before moving to Homeland in 1960. Mr. Scott, who later became associate administrator for the Maryland Aviation Administration and was also in charge of the old Friendship Airport's day-to-day operations, died in 2003.
Mrs. Scott, who was a familiar presence at local auction houses, enjoyed playing bridge and played for years at Pat Wilson's Valley Bridge Club in Lutherville.
"Wherever she went, she managed to find a bridge game, whether she was in Ocean City or Malta," said a daughter, Mary E. Scott of Towson.
She was also a devoted Francophile, and Paris remained her favorite city, her daughter said.
Between rounds of radiation treatments for her cancer, Mrs. Scott took a 17-day cruise alone to England, France and Eastern Europe.
She was a longtime member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, Christ Child Society and the Catholic Evidence League.
She was a former communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, and later joined the Roman Catholic Church Shrine of the Sacred Heart.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at her church, Smith and Greely avenues, Mount Washington.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Scott is survived by her son, James F.R. Scott III of Vesuvius, Va.; another daughter, Carol Eberhardt of Towson; and seven grandchildren.