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Scott Dreesen Bacon

February 21, 1951 March 4, 2023
Scott Dreesen Bacon
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Obituary for Scott Dreesen Bacon

Scott Dreesen Bacon, 72, of Mansfield Center, husband of Mary (Popeleski) Bacon passed away from cancer, at his home, on Saturday March 4, 2023. He was the son of the late William Robert and Helen Anita (Dreesen) Bacon.

Born on February 21, 1951 in Hartford, CT, he attended Mansfield schools. He graduated from E.O Smith high school in 1970, where he held the cross-country record for a time. He was likened to a “beach boy” in both his appearance and fun-loving attitude.

He became employed by the town of Mansfield Public Works shortly after graduation. He started as a truck driver, equipment operator and after 38 years retired as the Road Foreman. Scott worked tirelessly for the citizens of Mansfield, knowing they were his true employers.

After his retirement, he went back to work delivering auto parts, first for Car Quest, then Advance Auto Parts. Every winter since his retirement, when the snowflakes would fly, he was very gratified to be no longer associated with snow plowing.

Throughout his formative years he had a great love of automobiles. He spent his early teenage years at Holiday Hill, where he and his friend Bobby Duff took cars apart and put them back together (and buried some up on the hill!)

Scott’s love for cars was legendary amongst his car buddies. He started acquiring collectable cars as soon as he was licensed and became otherwise known as the “Mustang Guy”. He enjoyed being a member of the Shelby American Automobile Club and took much joy and pride being able to drive and display his “toys” at car shows. He was a lover and collector of all things automotive, to the detriment of his backyard.

Scott loved nothing more than spending time with his family, grilling chicken in the backyard and camping at The Cape, while listening to his oldie’s music. He belonged to RIMS, where he cultivated friendships through a shared passion for preserving the beach.

In his later days, Scott’s spirit inspired a coming together of friends. The “Old Fogies” gathered and exchanged stories about experiences in their younger days and growing up in the town of Mansfield, but mostly reminisced about vehicles.

Besides his wife of 43 years, Mary, he is survived by his daughters, Annie Lynn Bacon of Brisbane, Australia and Karen Ann Bacon Rogers of Gonzales, Louisiana; his brother Mitchell Bacon (Audrey), their children, Michael and Leah Bacon and by numerous cousins. He is also survived by an extensive group of family that are friends and friends that are family.

The family would like to thank hospice services of Hartford Health Care and the support of friends and family, especially those close by in the neighbor ”hood”.

Relatives and friends may visit on Saturday Mar 11. From 10AM to 12PM at Bacon Funeral Home 71 Prospect St, Willimantic. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tri-County Greenhouse 290 Middle Tpke Mansfield Depot, CT. 06251 which is a non-profit that provides vocational support to adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Bacon Funeral Home

71 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Bacon Funeral Home
71 Prospect St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

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Tri-County Greenhouse

290 Middle Tpke
Mansfield Depot, CT 06251

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