Mary Scott Futch died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 9, at her home in Englewood, Fla. She was 96.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1920, on Martha’s Vineyard to the late Mary and Franklin Perry Canha.

She was a true Islander, having grown up there before moving to Boca Grande, Fla. She was married to Duane Futch for 44 years, who preceded her death in 2000. Her son Paul Scott died in 2005.

She loved her pets and was known for her legendary cooking .

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Scott Albee of Prescott, Ariz., and two sons, Frederic E. Scott, of Boca Grande, Fla., and Peter James Scott of Englewood, Fla., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to a humane society or animal shelter of one’s choice.