Jennifer A. Scammon
September 9, 1962 - March 28, 2021
Service Date: April 2, 2021
A period of visitation will be held on April 1st from 4pm to 7pm at Autumn Green Funeral Home
Jennifer Athene Scammon, 58, of Saco, Maine passed away March 28th in her home surrounded by loving family.
Jennifer was predeceased by her parents Spero Steve Therianos and Dorothy Pappamihiel Therianos and her sister Judith Therianos.
Jennifer is survived by her husband Shawn Scammon. Daughter, Vanessa Grant (Earl) and husband Benjamin Grant. Son, Andrew Earl and the father of their children, William Earl. Stepdaughter, Samantha Fogg and husband John Fogg Jr. Stepson Nathan Scammon and Brooke Seeley. Grandchildren Cameron O’Donnell, Richard Grant, Jayden Fogg, Carson Fogg and one more on the way by Nathan & Brooke Family members Robbie Scammon, Becky Foley, Crystal and Brian Beaulieu, Kenneth Rideout Jr., and Janice Mullen.
In 2003 Jennifer walked into Shawn’s life and their amazing journey began. They adventured and dated for five years before living together or marrying (which was a strong stipulation from Jennifer). They used the time well as they designed and built a beautiful home and had it ready for their wedding day in 2008, exactly five years after they met. Their life in their new home as husband and wife were some of the happiest times they ever had. They spent their lives making art, dancing, enjoying old friendships and making many new ones. They loved spending time with their four grandchildren and travelling around in their Vanagon, going to concerts and chasing adventures. They were completely inseparable until the very end. Shawn always loved to point out that they had never had a single fight or raised their voices to each other in the eighteen years they were together. Their sense of humor and respect for each other carried them through every hardship.
Jennifer was known for always having a contagious smile and displaying her bright charismatic energy. She was in her element when she was hosting others and spending time with those she loved. Both Jennifer and Shawn poured themselves into creating ‘The Forest’ an environment where they could share their art and vision while allowing friends and loved ones to come and celebrate life with them.
Jennifer and Shawn share in the fact they are young souls, that was easily seen in the love and energy they had while spending time with their four grandsons. Yiaya was always fun loving and ready to go on any adventure. She created a beautiful relationship with her grandchildren. She often spent time with them 3 or 4 times a week. She would host huge “kid parties” each year when the boys could invite any/all of their friends to come to the forest and have a ball, or sometimes it was as simple as calling to see if they wanted to go to the grocery store with her. She was always present when she was with them. She always listened when they spoke and always valued their thoughts, worries and opinions no matter their age.
“Jenny” as she was known by her friends, had a special place in her heart for her group of longtime friends, Charlene (Drowns) Demarett, Brenda Gile, Sue (Boothby) Gendron, Denise (Berard) Burchill and Janet Keith. She truly nurtured and cherished each and every friendship she had.
Jennifer looked forward to days spent with her son Andrew. The two of them had a special relationship which she held very close to her heart. She was so proud of him and all of his accomplishments.
Jennifer shared a truly special bond with her daughter, Vanessa. Some days they appeared to be more like best friends or sisters, occasionally switching up the mother-daughter roles when Jennifer was feeling a little mischievous. They shared the same sense of humor and could be heard laughing a mile away!
“Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart”
Jennifer will continue to be an eternal light in her loved one’s hearts and an inspiration to all.
“They love each other, Lord you can see its true. “
Please join Jennifer’s family on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred.
A celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Congregational Church, 133 Heath Road in Saco.
Jennifer’s graveside service will be held in the Spring.
The family would like to mention that if the church has met its capacity due to Covid – 19 restrictions there will be seating available outside and the service will be streamed over speakers.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling the arrangements.