Scott Archbald Brooks, legendary raconteur, bon vivant par excellence, and lifelong Vineyard summer visitor, died peacefully at his home in Stowe, Vt., on Feb. 14, surrounded by his family. He was 77.

Scott was born in Carbondale, Pa. on Feb. 28, 1939 to James Archbald and Kathleen Evans Brooks, and grew up in Dallas, Pa. He attended Wyoming Seminary Day School; Phillips Academy, Andover; and Choate. He graduated from Princeton University in 1962. At Princeton, he played varsity lacrosse, following in the footsteps of his father, who was All-American at Princeton in the early 1930s. Scott was a founder of Friends of Princeton Lacrosse.

The Brooks family established a brokerage firm, J.H. Brooks and Co., in Scranton, Pa. in 1905, and Scott joined the firm after graduating from Princeton, manning the firm’s seat on the New York Stock Exchange. When J.H. Brooks and Co. merged with Elkins, Stroud, Supplee, Scott bought his seat and continued on as a floor broker on the NYSE until he was asked to organize J.P. Morgan Equities by J.P. Morgan. After a stint with J. P. Morgan, Scott returned to the floor, resurrecting J.H. Brooks and Co., which he ran until he retired.

Over the years Scott made many close friends on the floor, and they formed a group of intrepid good-time adventurers known as Rent-a-Group. With his great friend Lefty Lewis, Scott organized the NYSE Ski Team, which competed internationally. While other exchange teams were intent on winning, the NYSE team was focused on having a good time.

In 2005, Scott retired and, at the urging of Lefty, moved to Stowe, Vt. He quickly found that his lacrosse skills were in demand and he became a coach for the Stowe lacrosse program. An avid skier, he joined the Stowe host program and raced in the ski bum races with the NYSE Guys. He was a member of the Country Club of Vermont, Mt. Mansfield Trout Club, East Chop Beach Club, East Chop Tennis Club, the New York Racquet and Tennis Club, the NYSE Luncheon Club and Cannon Club.

His greatest love, beyond his family, was Martha’s Vineyard. After the Civil War, his great-grandfather bought a house on the bluff on East Chop, which one of the cousins dubbed “Cousins Corner.” Scott spent part of every summer “on the Chop” with family, embracing all the Vineyard has to offer. Anyone who shared a lobster dinner with Scott on the porch was instructed in how to partake of the entire crustacean. There was tennis, and picnics at the Shack beach, and over breakfast (or dinner or cocktails on the porch) Scott regaled all with his stories.

Scott was predeceased by his first wife Ingrid Brandvik, his parents, and his brother Cadwallader (Caddy). He is survived by his children, Jeannette and Caddy, his sister Kathleen (Missy) Trottier and her family, nieces Meghan Brooks and Hannah Weiner and their families, and his sister in law Wiffy Brooks. In addition he leaves a wide and wonderful group of friends who are deeply grateful to have shared in his generosity and friendship.

A celebration of Scott’s life is planned for next summer on the Vineyard. Contributions in his memory may be made to McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway , Colchester, VT 05446 or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave, Morrisville, VT 05661.