Constance Pero Scott of Edgartown died on Dec. 31, 2022 at Falmouth Hospital. She was 95.

She was born to the late Frank and Mary Pero on March 20, 1927 in Bridgeport, Conn. After graduating from Larson College — now known as Quinnipiac College — she spent the first half of her life in the Connecticut towns of Trumbull and Stratford, where she held secretarial and assistant positions for corporations, attorneys and a swimming pool company.

While in New York City she worked for ABC as an assistant to Frank Gifford, the football player and television commentator.

Martha’s Vineyard was her home for the next 40+ years of her life. She worked with attorneys, an author and was a personal bookkeeper and caretaker for seasonal residents in Island Grove. She was a friend to all, respected and loved for her hard work, diligence, honesty, compassion and humor.

Connie and her husband Bruce were dedicated lovers of their dogs and any that they met. They also loved horses and frequently attended the races at Saratoga Springs in New York.

She was a true ambassador for her Vineyard community, where she made everyone feel welcomed. She was a member of the Good Shepard parish. For more than 20 years, she was a volunteer at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2012; she also volunteered for the bereavement support group at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

She was a founding member and secretary of the Antiques Club. She was an Island Grove Residents Association member and secretary from its inception 44 years ago and secretary for the Martha’s Vineyard Woman’s Club, formerly the Edgartown Woman’s Club and which is the oldest woman’s club in the United States.

Connie was predeceased by her husband Bruce (Rooster) Scott. She is survived by her sister Carolyn Boor of Charlotte, N.C., nephew James (Jimmy) Palmieri of Charlotte, N.C. and sister in law Michelle Scott of Richmond, Va.

Her funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Edgartown on Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow in the Baylies Room at the Old Whaling Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard at