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Faith Crandall Scott, 79, a former official at Vassar College, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) at her residence in the Barcelona Lighthouse in Westfield, after a lengthy illness.

Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., she grew up in Westfield and attended Westfield Academy and Central School. She graduated from Madeira School in Virginia in 1940 and from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a lieutenant in the WAVES.

She lived in Westfield from 1964 to 1969 while she earned a master of library science degree at the University at Buffalo and was librarian at Westfield Academy and Central School.

In 1969, she accepted a position as director of the Alumnae Association of Vassar and later worked in the admissions office there.

In 1977, she returned to Westfield and became active in community affairs. She served on the Board of Corporators of Patterson Library, was village justice of the peace and a member of the Westfield School Board, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and many community organizations.

In 1997, she was honored by the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor bestowed by Rotary International.

The Barcelona Lighthouse has been in her family since 1872, and she had owned it since 1972.

Survivors include a son, Peter C. of Concord, N.H.; a daughter, Charity of Atlanta; a brother, Peter Van Buren Crandall of Trenton, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westfield. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.

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