Gerald (Gerry) Skeean

Born: Fri., Jul. 2, 1943
Died: Thu., Jun. 21, 2018


Funeral Mass

Location: St. Mary's Church


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Uxbridge- Mr. Gerald “Gerry” Skeean passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 74.
Gerald Skeean is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Skeean.
     He was also survived by children, Debra Cleveland and her husband, Lewis, Catherine Anderson and her husband, Bill, Gerald C. Skeean and his fiancé Jan Griffin, and David Skeean; 4 brothers, Ronnie, Michael, Dan, and Bill; and 4 sisters, Lorna, Janet, Merry, and Debra; his cherished 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Eleanor Skeean of Worcester.
Gerald was born on July 2, 1943 in Worcester, MA to Clayton and Eleanor Skeean, he was a graduate of Northeastern University and was a professional Businessman in the community,
for over 40 years. He married Betty Skeean, the love of his life in 1962. After moving to Uxbridge,
he began his real estate career and established his own business. Over 17 years, the couple
welcomed 4 children into their home and Gerald set about teaching them the importance of hard
work and dedication to family. When describing his father, his son (David) says, “he’s kind,
wonderful, and the best dad ever.” His children remember him as a passionate and spiritual father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
       At age 17, Gerry joined the U.S Marines, and was later selected for an elite unit, and was awarded a very high security clearance. He was always proud of his service, and his experience with the Corps was instrumental in shaping the man he became. In more recent years, Gerry had a great love for his fellow marines in the Marine Corps League Detachment 911. He enjoyed working with them in their service to the community and truly considered them his “band of brothers”. We know he would send you all a hearty “Semper Fi Marine”!
       He was a quiet giver and private individual who loved community involvement and who was passionate about helping those in need, whatever their station in life. He served on the board of the Crown and Eagle for over thirty years, at times serving as Director. He was a longtime charter member of the B.V. Heritage Homecoming Committee, and an active and dedicated member of St. Mary’s Church, who often volunteered as a Charter member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He considered how he served his God and his family to be his greatest accomplishments. The family would like to thank the Marine Corps League Detachment 911 for their loving concern, for their brother Marine. And, a heartfelt Thank You to Dr. Barnard and his team at UMass Memorial Hospital.
       His funeral is scheduled for Wed. June 27 at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Rev. Nicholas Desimone will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gerald’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Toys for Kids and Teens, C/O Bill Audette, 78 East St., Whitinsville, MA  01588. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Harry Romasco
   Posted Sun June 24, 2018
I have had the pleasure of knowing Gerry for many years as a friend and a fellow director of The Crown and Eagle and The Virginia Blanchard Memorial Housing. I always counted of him when it came to getting the right information in order to make the right decision for the benefit of our tenants. He will be missed by many including myself. You have served your country, community and most important our Lord to the best of your ability. Rest In Peace my friend.

linda morse
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
Betty and family We are so sad to hear of Gerry's passing We did not know him as well as others but in the short time we did we saw him as a kind loving person We will not be able to be there on Wednesday Guy has a Dr. appt at 10 You will all be in our thoughts and prayers God Bless you all Guy and Linda Morse (karaoke friends)

Deborah Drummond
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
Dear family, so very sorry to hear of Gerrys passing. Years ago my husband. Dave, use to cut fire wood for him. Gerry eventually sold us the house in Uxbridge that is still the family home. Gerry was always very kind to us. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

Patricia Bianchi
   Posted Tue June 26, 2018
Betty and family,
So sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
Pat and Carter Bianchi

Marc & Sue Cote
   Posted Tue June 26, 2018
Dear Betty and Family,

Our heartfelt condolences on learning of Gerry's passing. It is our hope that all the thoughts, prayers and the kind expressions of sympathy you are receiving from friends and relatives will lighten your burden.

May your memories be a source of comfort in this time of sorrow.

Marc & Sue Cote
Woonsocket, RI

Howard Skeean
   Posted Tue June 26, 2018
Pauline and I send our condolances and our sorrow at your, and our loss. Sorry we cant be there to express it in person. Greetings and love to all.
- Howard (Butch) and Pauline.

Justin Harvey & family
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018
David & Family
We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
May your memories of your Dad comfort you
now and always. We are praying for you and your
family.

Marian G Baker
   Posted Sun July 01, 2018
Betty & family so sorry hear about Gerry , this Town will never know how much he did .

Donna C Hardy
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family. My collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Gerry always made a generous donation to my son Kevin for popcorn to Douglas Pack 316. Our family is truly blessed to have known Gerry. Gerry was truly a gifted man, generous, amazing and an Extraordinary gentleman!

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