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Laurel (Bayly) Scott

August 24, 1927 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 91)


Burden Lake - Laurel Bayly Scott, 91, died peacefully Tuesday, February 26, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Troy, she was the wife of the late Donald L. Scott and the daughter of the late George F. and Agnes T. (Clickner) Bayly of Poestenkill. 

 Laurel grew up in Poestenkill where she attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Troy High School in 1945. She was the Assistant Post Mistress for the Poestenkill Post Office for many years. Prior to her retirement, she worked at Samaritan Hospital as Secretary to the Chief Dietitian. Laurel lived in the Troy area her whole life.  She most recently  resided on Burden Lake. 

She is survived by her daughters, Donna S. (Brian) Young and Lynn S. (Philip) Woodrow, and her son, David B. (Vicki) Scott; her grandchildren, Kristen Y. McIsaac, Ian S. Young and Philip T. Woodrow, Jr.  and great grandsons, Zachary C. Shafer and Philip T. Woodrow, III; her sister, Norma B. Dixon and her sisters-in-law, Alice and Hermalinda Bayly. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Laurel was predeceased by her brothers, George H. (Etta Mae), Thomas L. and Henry A. Bayly; her sister, Agnes B. Salerno; and her nephews, John C. Dixon, G. Terrance Bayly and John B. Salerno. 

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7 pm, Monday March 4, 2019 at DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, 4392 Route 150 (West Sand Lake Road), West Sand Lake.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Henry’s Church, Averill Park on Tuesday at 11 am.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Wynantskill.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Troy Corps 410 River Street Troy, NY 12180 or Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204. To leave condolences and for directions visit the condolence page at

Donations may be made to:

Salvation Army Troy Corps
410 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204

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