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Obituary for Paula Jean Scott (Ducharme)

Paula Jean (Ducharme) Scott, age 66, a longtime resident of Westford, passed away at Care Dimensions Hospice House on Monday, September 25, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gerald A. Scott with whom she enjoyed 43 years of marriage.

She was born in Lowell on July 27, 1957 and was the daughter of the late Paul and Avis (Marshall) Ducharme.

Paula was raised in Chelmsford. Growing up, she loved horses, the beach, and spending time with friends and family. She was ready with a smile, hug, or both for everyone she ran into, whether she knew them or not. She especially loved her time at the Legion with friends and family. Her grandchildren, Adele and Gerald, were her best medicine ever during the toughest times. Paula was incredibly strong and will never be forgotten.

In addition to her loving husband, Paula is survived by her son, Gerald Scott III and his wife Ashley of Bedford NH; her grandchildren, Adele Scott and Gerald Scott IV; her siblings, Donna Gelinas and her husband John of Westford, Cindy Buckingham and her husband James of Webster, Judy Sousa and her husband Lenny of Chelmsford, Jay Ducharme and his wife Tina of Chelmsford, Ronald Ducharme and his wife Mary Ellen of Garden Grove CA, and Donald Ducharme and his late wife Cheryl of Chelmsford; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings, William Ducharme, and Robert Ducharme.

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, September 29th from 4pm to 7pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. Her Graveside Service will be held on Saturday at 12pm at Pine Grove Cemetery, Forge Village Rd., Westford. KINDLY GATHER AT THE CEMETERY. A reception in celebration of Paula will follow the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paula’s memory to the American Cancer Society at