Lorna J. Scolponeti of Melbourne Florida, formerly of Burlington MA passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Winifred (Mackenzie) of Nova Scotia, and Paul Scolponeti of Cambridge, MA. She was 76 years old.
Lorna was born in Waltham MA and raised in Burlington along with her two brothers, John and Paul. She attended Burlington Schools and later attended Medford Trade School in Medford, MA. She worked for 15+ years at BAIRD Atomic, Inc. in Billerica MA, and owned a card and gift shop in Burlington. She enjoyed summer trips to Nova Scotia to visit her mother’s family, enjoying time with her cousins.
Lorna loved life! She was passionate about her beliefs, and she always made sure everyone had fun. She was not concerned about the “what ifs” in life, and she would say “It will work out” or “Oh well, that’s how it goes” without stress or worry of things yet to come. She seldom stressed or worried, as everything would work out and it usually did.
Lorna had a strong faith and was always involved with her church, The United Church of Christ Congregational, in Burlington. She spent time with friends and continued her service to the church well into her adult life. She was always planning church suppers, trips, and square dances for the congregation. She became the Youth Director and had the youth’s best interest in mind, teaching them about service and gratitude. She planned fun adventures for them and always made sure they were safe and well chaperoned. She was their confidant and helped them through challenging times, always with a guiding heart.
Lorna moved to Melbourne, Florida in 2002 with her mother where they enjoyed living at Tropical Haven Mobile Home Park. They joined in many activities continuing on excursions while enjoying the Florida lifestyle. She was an active member of the community, attended church and organized and planned functions for the residents to enjoy.
Lorna continued to make sure others were cared for and assisted those who were in need. Her love for people was at the forefront of her intentions. She was a giving and caring person, putting others’ concerns before her own. She was truly a selfless woman, and her heart and faith reflected in everything she did.
Lorna is survived by many cousins and friends, and she will be missed by all who knew her.