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Scott C. Covillon


cott Clifford Covillon was born on February 15, 1967 to David and Linda (St. Amour) Covillon in Burlington, Vermont. He passed away on January 5, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital at the age of 50. He was a proud veteran.


Scott is survived by his loving wife, of 30 years, Laura (Watkinson) Covillon; son Daniel Covillon; grandfather Robert Kaigle; brothers Robert (AnneMarie) Covillon, David (Patricia) Covillon; sisters Sherry (Paul) Cross, Kathy (Andy) Bessette, Darlene (Bob) Simard; nephews Matthew, Nicholas, Christopher (Kayleigh), Aaron, Jake, Evin; nieces Emma, Madison, Kaylee, Krista (Stevie), Chelsea, Kourtney; his Uncle Mike and Aunt Darlene and Uncle Bob and Aunt Nicky.


Scott joined the Navy on October 2, 1984 in Manchester, New Hampshire and was honorably discharged on October 1, 1988 as a Petty Officer 3rd Class Boilerman. At the time of his honorable discharge he was eligible to wear the Navy Battle “E” Ribbon, two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, the Navy Overseas Service Ribbon and the Navy Good Conduct Award on his uniform.


After leaving the Navy he moved with his wife to his home state of Vermont, but after the balmy warmth of Italy, it proved too cold for them and they fled south. For the next 28 years he worked hard and built a wonderful life and a home for his beloved family in Florida. His son was born in 1993, the three of them traveled as much as they could. Thanks to his parents-in-law, Terence and Marian Watkinson, he had tea at the English House of Lords with a Princess. He marveled at the Grand Canyon. He watched proudly as his son graduated from USF with a degree in engineering. He lived his life with quiet dignity and joyous laughter. He gave his best to everyone, and everything he did. He was loved and cherished in life, and he will be missed and honored now he has left us.


A church funeral is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Brooksville at 12:00 pm with a viewing beginning at 11:00 am. A graveside service with military honors provided by the United States Navy is scheduled for 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Friends, family, and those who served with Scott are invited to share a memory and sign his guestbook below.


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  • Cliff Moffett says:

    Scott was a good friend and shared laughs and good times.Scott and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

  • Mia Braswell says:

    Even though I only met Scott A few times, he was always up beat, happy and funny to be around. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Remember to to keep each other close and to be each others strength and support. For during this time family and friends are what you need to make it through these tough times.

  • Judy Curran says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss and hope the thoughts and prayers of your loved ones will sustain you in this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the memories of your 30+ years of love and friendship with Scott.

  • Toni Ann Pack says:

    To Laura and family,
    I pray the spirit of God surrounds you and you feel the comfort and peace. I am so sorry, Scott will be missed.
    Toni @ RP

  • Kathy Bessette says:

    Scott you will be greatly missed. I will cherish all the times we got together. I can’t believe your gone. I love you. And you can rest assured we will look out for Laura and Daniel. Love you Scott, Your sister Kathy. We now have another 👼 watching out for us.

  • Sherry Cross says:

    Scott just can’t believe your gone. Though you fought hard nobody can fault you for that.Laura did everything in her power to try and make it better. Darlene,Kathy and I were devastated when we heard the News.I immediately called my job and told them I had to leave.For you were all the 3 of us girls could think about.The weather had other ideas however.But just want to say God received a Beautiful Angel we can all feel you keeping us safe as we no longer take Family for granted. I love you so much it hurts.Rest In Peace little brother. Know you will be greatly missed.

  • Wendy Smith says:

    Dear Laura and Daniel,

    I only met Scott once when you took care of my cat during Hurricane Irma. I just kept thinking, “What an awesome family you have.” I enjoyed your stories about what you and Scott had done over your 30 years of happy marriage together. I knew Scott, Daniel, and you had something really special–something people do not see too often. When Scott got sick, I couldn’t believe such an awesome family was going through that.

    I am truly sorry for everything all of you endured during his illness and his loss. I just don’t know what to say, except Jeff and I have been praying since the beginning and will continue to pray long into the future. I don’t understand why these things happen to such wonderful people. I’m here for you. I promise. Again, I’m so sorry.

  • Bernie Savard says:

    Scott and I had a good times on the football field as kids. Our warmest thoughts and hugs to his family.

  • Mary Keesling says:

    Dear Laura,

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Scott,
    but I knew your love was special because I
    literally never heard a sad or bad word out
    of your mouth about him, which is rare in any
    I pray for comfort for you, Daniel, and your families.
    I am so sorry.


  • Chelsea Bessette says:

    Uncle Scott was a good man. Always filled with jokes and comedy. He had a great love for all of his family. Although we did not see you often, the good times were sure made when you guys came up. I am forever grateful to have had you in my life, and for you to have gotten the chance to meet my daughter Klarissa. I love you very much and and glad to know that you are not in pain anymore and that you are now another wonderful angel watching above us.

  • Annie says:

    Scott was an amazing brother in law and friend. I have met very few people who could make lite of life’s craziness like me. With Scott i met my match. You have left a hole that will never be filled. We all love and will miss you deeply. Until we meet again my friend, I promise to keep my spirit and sense of humor lite and uplifting. Love ya

  • Rebecca says:

    I’m so sorry for your lost of your husband Scott and your family is in my prayers.

  • Laurie Rodgers says:

    Sympathy to Scotts family. I grew up down the road and actually babysat Scott and his siblings. He had an amazing life and I am sure he will be greatly missed. I have good memories of a good kid who grew up to be a good man. May he Rest in Joy, Love, and rejoice as he watches his family from heavens gate. Say Hi to my Dad Jim and your parents Scott.
    As Always,
    Laurie Rodgers

  • Terence Watkinson says:

    The best son in law anyone could ask for, more of a son, thanks for all the help and support you have given us. A pleasure to know, a good husband and father who always put his family first, with his wife and son built his house. He is and always will be missed. Love Marian and Terence Watkinson.

  • Jane Martin says:

    I am so lost for words of hearing about Scott passing. I have not seen him for years but remember him as a young boy. I have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

  • Bruce & Debbie Shaughnessy says:

    Scott was a wonderful friend and neighbor , who when called upon to query a problem ,jumped right in to help. Our hearts are heavy with grief that his wife and son have to endure without him.He most assuredly will be missed . Please feel you can ask us for help anytime .

  • Tracy Hunt says:

    Scott was a great friend to us, a wonderful husband to Laura and a fantastic father to Daniel. We are proud to have known you and we shall miss you Scott, sleep well. Tracy, Chris, Matthew and Grace xxxx