PORTLAND - Richard L. Scott, 86, died on April 30, 2013 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born in Portland on March 25, 1927, the son of William, Sr. and Olivette (Brosseau) Scott. Richard grew up in the area and attended local schools. In 1945, he left school to serve his country in the United States Navy, where he was present on the USS Missouri when the Instrument of Surrender was signed. Upon his return, he graduated high school in 1948. He married Irene Mary Cantin on October 13, 1951. Richard was a member of the Elks, VFW post 832, and the Disabled American Veterans. In 1967 he started working for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier, until he retired in 1987. Richard was a faithful communicant of St. Pius X Church in Portland, and he was active in HAM Radio. Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Irene of Portland; son, David Lee Scott and wife Debra of Portland; two grandchildren, Christina Kiebish and husband Michael, and Ryan Scott and wife Nicole; one great grandchild, Haley Kiebish, with another on the way, brother, William C. Scott, Jr. of Portland; and sister, Dorothy R. Keefe and husband Edward of Port Charolette, FL. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 pm on Thursday, May 2, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 am at the funeral home, followed by a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. Interment will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Those desiring may make donations in Richard's memory to a charity on one's choice.Online condolences may be expressed below.