Rockport, MA — Jean Scott Bryant, 87, of Rockport, and formerly Bethesda, MD, passed away on September 2, peacefully at her home. She was the wife of Richard H. Bryant who passed away March 2003.
Born in Hoosick Falls, NY on April 27, 1925, she was the only child of Sylvester Scott and Beatrix Welch Scott.
She was a graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences at The College of New Rochelle (B.A. – 1946). She also completed her Master’s degree in Philosophy at Catholic University, Washington D.C. (M.A. – 1948) and her coursework for a Doctorate in Political Science at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. in 1955.
She was the assistant for Ambassador John M. Chang when the Republic of South Korea first established a United States embassy in 1949-51. She then worked in the Social Science Office of The RAND Corporation setting up their library and as a research assistant to the senior staff at RAND until her marriage.
She married Richard H. Bryant of Washington D.C. and Rockport, MA in June 1956. They lived in Potomac, MD and then Bethesda, MD. In Washington and Maryland she was very active in Meals on Wheels, the League of Women Voters, the Textile Museum of Washington D.C. and St. Columba’s Episcopal Church.
After Richard died in 2003, she relocated to Rockport, to be closer to her children. In Rockport she rejoined a wide circle of friends and enjoyed being part of a reading group and the Education for Ministry through St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester.
Jean is survived by her five children; Ann Bryant Harrison and her husband Peter Harrison, Amy Bryant Sieben and her husband Craig Sieben;her sons, David Bryant, Christopher Bryant, and Paul Bryant. She also is survived by her seven grandchildren. She leaves behind a loving family and many good friends in Washington D.C., Maryland and Massachusetts.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., Gloucester, on Monday, September 10 at 2 p.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
The burial will be held privately.
Arrangements by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.