Scott H. Gillette, 64, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Scott Harry Gillette, Watertown, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at home. He was 64 years old.

Born Nov. 5, 1957, in Watertown, a son to Harry and Jean (Staplin) Gillette, he was educated in the Copenhagen School District. Following graduation, Scott attended Jefferson Community College obtaining an associate’s degree.

Scott was as a certified real estate appraiser and was the current owner of Northern New York Appraisal Services. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, New York Mets, & golf. He was an avid fan of Deep Purple, and would often play their music so loud that the house windows would rattle. Scott was also an Elk and member of the “Merging Misfits” Relay for Life team.

More than anything, however, Scott loved his family and his dogs, Gidget & Salem.

On July 23, 2005, he married Michelle Giargiano at Sackets Harbor, New York.

Scott is survived by his wife, Michelle; his daughter, Rebecca and Jason Brushell; his son, Andrew Gillette; his grandchildren, Natalie, Emma, Spencer, Scarlett; a sister, Susan Young; his mother in law, Sandra Giargiano; and his sister in law, Rachael Giargiano.

Besides his mother and father, Scott was predeceased by two brothers, Steven Gillette and Michael Gillette.

Donations may be made in his memory to Paws for Potter, 16798 County Route 53, Dexter, NY 13634 -or- North Country Pet Adoption Services,

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

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