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Alfred A. Scaia

July 11, 1934 ~ November 16, 2022 (age 88)


Alfred Amedeo Scaia was born in Readsboro, Vermont on July 11, 1934 son of Adina Maroni Scaia and Alfred G. Scaia.

He attended the local elementary school, followed by graduating from St. Joseph’s high school in North Adams, MA. and St. Michael’s College in Winooski. VT., with a major in Mathematics. Upon graduation he joined IBM and had a very successful 35-year career. He held several national  and international executive positions, overseeing U.S. and worldwide activities. Upon retirement from IBM, he formed a management consulting firm, developing long range plans for corporations and educational institutions.

He excelled in sports, playing baseball, softball, and basketball. He was captain of the St. Joseph High School basketball team. He continued to be active at the college level, being a part of several championship teams. He was selected by the Readsboro American  Legion to attend Vermont’s Boys State when a junior in high school. While at Boys State, he ran for and was elected state representative branch. Also, he was a member of the Readsboro Marching Band.

He held several St. Michael’s College Alumni Association positions, including President in 1969. He was a member of the College Board of Trustees when it voted to become a Co-Ed intuition, after being a male only school since its founding in 1904. He also served for many years as a St. Anne’s Shrine Board of Trustee in Isle La Motte, VT.

He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and a member  of St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Readsboro.

Although he lived and traveled all over the world, he remained loyal to his roots in Readsboro. He belonged to the Lions Club, received the Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, President of the Readsboro Historical Society, member of the Cemetery Commission  and supportive of several organizations such as the Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment INC., and the Town Library.

He served on the School Board of Education encouraging open communication practices that involved all interested parties.

He developed an interest in preserving WWII, Town, and family histories by interviewing individuals at no cost, providing DVD copies to family members and the Readsboro Library for individuals to view. He conducted over one hundred and fifty interviews. Sixteen of the WWII interviews are housed in the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.  He received a Lifetime Achviement Award from the Vermont Historical Society. He was featured in several TV programs and publications regarding his interest in documenting town and family histories.

He was married to Marion (Nancy) Terwilliger on June 17, 1957. They have three daughters; Laura Scaia and her partner Cyndi Saint  in Santa Fe, NM.; Mae Scaia in Bradenton, FL; Ann Scaia in Newtown, CT. Four grandchildren; Emily, Alia, Madison, and Connor. He is also survived by one great granddaughter Paisley Mae.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating in honor of Alfred to St. Anne’s Shrine, P.O. Box 280 Isle La Motte, VT 05463.

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