Sarah Scott Obituary, Death – Every October, people from Melrose and elsewhere come together for MAAV’s Annual Candlelight Vigil and Walk to remember and pay tribute to individuals who have connections to Massachusetts and have died as a result of domestic abuse. Yet we can’t ignore the fact that these murders and other acts of violence go place right now and all year long.
The shocking frequency at which domestic violence homicides still occur is sad. After the slayings in Cohasset and Duxbury, the occurrence in early January in Andover was the third well-publicized instance of fatal family violence in Massachusetts this year alone.
These catastrophes leave a terrible mark on those nearby and far away, and Melrose, regrettably, is not spared.
The terrible occurrences have an effect on both our current and former neighbors. We mourn the passing of Sarah A. (Cullen) Scott, a Phoenix, Arizona resident and former graduate of Melrose High School, who was cruelly killed on March 20, 2023, by a romantic interest. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston in 2011 with a Doctor of Pharmacy.
She was a member of the class of 2005. The families and loved ones impacted by these awful deaths have our sincere condolences. Throughout these trying times, you remain in our thoughts. We pledge to keep implementing preventative initiatives, raising public awareness, and providing survivor support services in an effort to stop domestic violence before it even happens.
Together with domestic violence, other more violent crimes are occurring around the globe outside Melrose, leaving people traumatized and in despair. To oppose violence, we must band together. There is support available if you or someone you care about is experiencing domestic abuse or has been affected by these events. To help those affected by domestic abuse, MAAV provides information, referrals, and emergency assistance. We’ll work with you to find the assistance you require.
You are not by yourself.