Longtime Princeton resident Blanid E. Scott died of natural causes at her home on April 3, 2018. She had recently celebrated her 94th birthday with her family on March 25.
Mrs. Scott was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1924 to Blanid McGady Ennis and Dr. William Ennis. She attended St Xavier's in Brooklyn before her 1942 graduation from Convent of the Sacred Heart-Eden Hall in Torresdale, Pa. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during WWII before moving to California to marry Princeton University alumnus David Janvier Scott in 1947.
Mrs. Scott relocated to Princeton in 1960 with her husband and six children. She cut a familiar and welcoming figure to countless Princetonians who came of age in the 60s and 70s, presiding over a busy household where an antique pool table and the latest music were in constant play. Throughout her long life, many of her children's grown friends and classmates from Stuart Country Day School, Princeton High School and the Lawrenceville School made a special point of visiting her home whenever they returned to town. She will be remembered and cherished by all who knew her for impeccable manners, effortless style, genuine warmth and undying loyalty.
Mrs. Scott was predeceased by her husband David in 1991 and her eldest son, David J. Scott, Jr in 1981. She is survived by her children Sheila N. Scott of New York, NY, Bridgett L. Scott of Yardley PA, Samuel R Scott (Kimberly) of Tampa FL , Peter M Scott (Julie) of Washington, DC and Nora C. Scott of London, U.K; grandchildren Samuel R Scott Jr of New York, NY, , Katharine N. Kennedy-Sloane of London, UK, Abigail J Scott of Tampa FL, Charlotte P. Scott, Bridgett R. D. Scott and Audrey F. Scott (all of Washington DC); and a sister, Sheelagh Rabo of Armonk, NY.
On her 90th birthday her children donated a Yoshino Cherry Tree in her honor to Marquand Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Marquand Park Foundation.