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Scott Blessington



Scott Blessington, 57, of Georgetown, formerly of Ipswich, died peacefully surrounded by his family, friends & faithful dog on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at home following a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Born in Lynn on November 12, 1954, the son of the James and Ruth (McIntosh) Blessington, he was raised in Topsfield and Ipswich where he attended Ipswich High School. He went on to graduate from North Shore Community College.

For many years he was the friendly face behind the counter at Blessington Trophies and Awards in Topsfield and supplied trophies and other items to many businesses, schools, families and organizations in the area.

Scott’s passion was vintage and antique Harley Davidson Motorcycles and he was a long time member of the American Antique Motorcycle Association. He loved going to flea markets around the country with his friends  in search of rare and unusual motorcycle parts as well as cruising Todd Farm early on Sunday mornings for various vintage items.  He had an incredible knowledge of old motorcycles and could often be found restoring several at once.  He was never happier than when assisting someone with a motorcycle project or working on his own.  

For several years he enjoyed vacationing in Florida every May and always made it a point to visit the Palm Beach Zoo. 

He had a love of music and was quite eclectic in his taste, being especially fond of country, blues, Louis Prima and unusual songs from the 1930's to the 1970's by groups such as Spike Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, Tom Waites and the Bonzo Dog Doo Da Band along with Big Band Musicians such as Glen Miller & Tommy Dorsey. He taught himself to play the drums early on, played mostly as a hobby and particularly admired drummers such as Buddy Rich and Keith Moon. 

He will long be remembered for his quirky humor, encyclopedic collection of jokes, his awesome tattoos, his love of cooking and his loyalty and kindness to friends and family.

In addition to his loving long time companion Carol Gaffney, he is survived by his parents, his brother, Stewart Blessington and his wife Karen of Ipswich and sister Barbara Bucklin and her fiancee Joseph Pace of Ipswich; nephews Stewart Blessington, Alex & Caleb Bucklin, nieces Kate & Sarah Blessington, all of Ipswich as well as several aunts, uncles & cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Donald Blessington.

In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial event will be held at a later date.

Scott was a life long resident of the North Shore and had a deep appreciation for the wildlife - particularly the turtles - of the area, and their habitats.  Because of this, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society www.massaudubon.org

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