The oldest of three children, Stacey was born to Donald and Marguerite Ray on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1967. She grew up in Tonawanda, New York, attended Sweet Home schools and received her bachelor of science from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. Stacey enjoyed an early career in retail clothing and later found much gratification as a recruitment coordinator for Greater Buffalo Savings Bank. The beloved wife of William Scott, Jr., Stacey was a beautiful, loving young woman, close to her family and friends.
With a delightful sense of humor and an engaging laugh, many people say to know Stacey was to love her. From childhood she had a love of sports that was second to none, and while dedicated to the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills, Stacey was foremost, a diehard New York Yankees fan.
Diagnosis & Cancer Fight
As an active, athletic, non-smoking young woman, Stacey would not have been considered at high risk for lung cancer. Yet, in May of 2005 after complaining of fatigue and chest pain, tests confirmed the presence of malignant lung tumors. As often is the case, by the time lung cancer is diagnosed, it is beyond the early stages and is extremely aggressive and difficult to treat. Stacey fought mightily but lost her battle with lung cancer on September 17, 2005 at the age of 38.
The Registry Created
To express their deep love for Stacey, Bill, his partners at Scott Danahy Naylon, and Stacey’s family have created a lasting tribute in her honor. With the help of others, they started a charitable fund to create a lung cancer registry which will support promising early detection lung cancer research. Their generosity has helped established The Stacey Scott Lung Cancer Registry.