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Francis John Scott

February 11, 2019

Francis John Scott Sr. was born June 4, 1930 to Vincent Paul Scott and Rose Helen Quinn of Pittsburgh PA.  He was the fifth of twelve children.  He joined the Army, 1st Infantry Division, post WWII, and served as a medic in Germany from 1950-1953.

One June 4th, his 25th birthday, he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Coniglio.  Together they had seven children, Bernadette, Therese Ann, Mary Frances, Kathleen (deceased), Elizabeth, Thomas and Francis Jr.

A devout Catholic, Frank was very distraught to see the visible signs of a serious crisis within the Catholic Church in the new liturgy. Immediately he began to crusade for Catholic Tradition. For this purpose, he established a church in Vienna, Virginia with his fellow members of the Saint Athanasius Guild in June of 1970.  He was exceedingly grateful for Archbishop Marcel Lefevre and the priests of the Society of St. Pius X. He was also proud to have a son among the company of this Priestly Fraternity.

He and Mary moved to St. Mary’s, after retirement, in 1995.  He was to finish his 24 years of life in St. Marys, Kansas among his fellow Traditional Catholic’s.

He is survived by his wife, six children, twelve grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers.

A Requiem Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the St. Marys Academy Auditorium.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery with military honors conducted by a funeral detail team from Ft. Riley. A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Assumption Chapel.  Mr. Scott will lie in state at the funeral home from 1:00 until 4:30 Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

If you wish to, flowers can be sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St Marys, KS. 66536.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Marys Academy & College, PO Box 159, St Marys, KS. 66536. Memo should state: Mr. Francis Scott Fund.

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7 thoughts on “Francis John Scott

  1. My mom and I had the distinct honor and pleasure of knowing Frank and his lovely wife since the early 90s.
    Frank’s deep piety, love for the Catholic church, His Eucharistic Lord and His Blessed Mother were always the light in his eyes. We also remember him as a man of quick humor and incredible puns, who was not shy to sing in his resonant voice, be it at his beloved Compline, or at a restaurant, where he regaled us and fellow patrons with his inimitable version of ‘who threw the overalls in Mrs Murphy’s chowder’.

    Our memories of Frank are many and cherished.

    Deepest sympathies to his children.

  2. +JMJ+
    It is only a few men that seem to be suited for every occasion, quite suitable for a true Catholic.
    Having been in seminary with Fr. Thomas, I can see where he gets his humor and ability for voice imitation from. Fr. Nichols

  3. Frank was a dear sweet gentleman…I loved his poetry….I will always cherish the poem he wrote for me, when I was hairdresser at the Manor. His devotion to Mary was a joy to behold. May you feel Gods healing peace. My deep sympathy to all of you..
    Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

  4. Francis Scott – what a beautiful soul! I’d often see him at the nursing home tending to his sick wife. Although she could no longer recognize him and often showed annoyance with him, as a result of her illness, he bore it all with the patience and humor of a saint. He’d come in with a thermos of hot soup and after feeding it to her himself he’d often sing her a song or talk of bygone days. It was a great joke between the two that he was going to marry her again. She of course no longer recognized him and he just went along with it and courted her again. His dedication to the Faith and to his wife were truly edifying to see. May he rest in peace.

  5. May God rest his soul and comfort all his family. Our family, too, benefited by his work in Vienna, VA as we were thereby guided to the FSSPX in our journey to tradition. With gratitude, be assured of our prayers.

  6. Please accept my heartfelt condolences with Masses and prayers, on the death of SPECIAL Frank. I was privileged to know Frank, Mary and family and their priestly son Tom was only 9 in those early 70’s, at the MD homestead. I hold fond memories of our encounters related to the Vienna, VA church and parishioners. I am deeply touched that Frank treasured over the years the large framed image of the Sacred Heart which I gave him and the family prior to my going to Europe. Jesus and Mary, I pray that you lift this man eternally in your Divine Will, and shed abundant lights upon all his family.

    • Thank you Janice for your kind words and prayers. The framed Sacred Heart picture has been a focal point in the family home over the years. It was in his living room in St Mary’s with a light overhead.
      God bless,
      Mary Frances

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