Constance Connie Porter Scott , age 77, of Scarborough, died due to complications from cancer on January 5, 2015, at her daughter Brendas Auburn home surrounded by family and her beloved dog, Molly. Connie was born on June 21, 1937 in Reading, MA to parents Paul and Dorothy Porter. She graduated from South Portland High School in 1955 and later from the University of Southern Maine. Connie lived in Cape Porpoise before moving to South Portland where she met and married her husband and together raised their four daughters. Connies accomplished career included reporter, columnist, and editor of the Portland Press Herald/Sunday Telegram, and published author. Family a priority, Connie loved life with them near the sea and on the lake. She served as a role model for lifelong learning including earning a degree later in life, practicing astrology and numerology, gardening and being a voracious reader. Connies passion for local history led to published photo documentations of a century of change for several communities. She was an active member of the Scarborough bowling league where she enjoyed enduring friendships. Connie remained active with her high school class planning collaboratively with dear friends for many reunions. Her family and friends will always remember her as an independent, curious, compassionate person who could always be counted on for support, a good laugh, forward thinking and spirited discussion. Connie is survived by two sisters, Norma Smith and husband David of Longview, Washington, Leanne Perron and Husband Richard of Scarborough; her four daughters, Theresa Scott of Windham, Robyn LeClair and husband Daniel of Standish, Brenda Mariner and husband Michael of Auburn, Sandra Summerson and husband David of Franconia, NH; seven grandchildren, Nickolas LeBrecque, Ryan and Erin Cyr, Audrey and Peter Mariner, Meghan and Mitchell Summerson; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Darrel of 43 years, companion Raymond Totman, parents, and brother Richard. The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Maine and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice of Lewiston. Special thanks to devoted R.N.s Cindy, Molly, Margaret, Kathleen and C.N.A.s Stephanie, Brittany, Angela, and Gretchen for their reliable, tender, personal care and expert guidance. Family also recognizes and thanks Helen Chamberlain of Scarborough for her presence, help, and especially, longtime loyal friendship. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, from 5-6PM in the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland followed by a funeral service at 6PM. Private interment will be held at Arundel Cemetery in the spring.To share an online condolence or memory with the family, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, please take a moment and make donations to your favorite charity.