Scot A. Shear

September 6, 1959 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 62)


Scot Alan Shear, 62, of North Windham, CT unexpectedly passed away on April 21st, 2022. He was born in Belle Fourche, SD, on Sept. 6th, 1959. The son of Burton Shear and late Sharon (Liming) Hudson. 

Scot was predeceased by his wife, Kathy (Abelin) Shear. They were married on May 27th, 1995, in Chaplin, CT. They were happily married for 26 years. Scot had a heart of gold and a free spirit. He lived on his own terms. He was a family man and loved everyone. He worked as a Sawyer for Scotland Hardwood’s for 29 years. He enjoyed joking around, he was the life of the party. He had a joy for flying kites higher than the clouds, tinkering on cars or should we say anything with a motor. He was looking forward to retirement. Within the last few years, he began racing his RC cars around the yard and enjoyed bird watching. He was great at building 500-pound picnic tables and tending his garden.

Scot is survived by his children; Lacey (Zach) Martinson of Piedmont, SD, Kendra (Zach) Lyngass of Minnesota, Jeannie Shear of Sterling, CT, Scot Shear of Plainfield, CT; stepdaughters raised as his own, Rebekah (Andres) Badillo-Corchado, Milanne (Jason) Glidden, Nichole Hirchert of Willimantic, CT.  as well as 17 grandchildren; sister Kim (Dave) Chancey of Santa Barbra, CA, brother Jeff Shear of Belle Fourche, SD; stepbrothers Curt Marchiando, Todd Hudson; stepsisters Danae Marchiando, Mary Jo Felion, Terri Bruch and extended family and friends. 

Scot’s family will receive relatives and friends Friday, May 6th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic with his funeral service at 2:00 pm. As for Scot’s wishes it will be a Blue-Jean attire! 




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Memorial Service
May 6, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

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