John F. Skehan
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Lowell, MA native, Vietnam War Vet; 69
ATKINSON, NH -- John F. Skehan, 69, died of natural causes on February 3, 2014, at his home in Atkinson.
A resident of the town over 25 years, he was born, raised and educated in Lowell, MA, son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Daly) Skehan. He attended the former Lowell Trade School and was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.
Mr. Skehan served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.
Mr. Skehan was a self employed electrical contractor and operated his business John Skehan & Daughters Electrical in Atkinson, for over 25 years.
Since his years in the Navy, Mr. Skehan enjoyed a lifelong love of the ocean and was a member of the Hampton Beach Marina for over 40 years, and enjoyed boating, fishing, scuba diving, and trips to Barbados with his friends.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie B. and John Weissleder of Live Oak, Florida, and Heather J. Fives of Port Orange, Florida, five grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Hunter, Kyra and Rylee, a brother, James Skehan of Effingham, NH, a sister, Kathleen Wholey, of Windham, NH; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph G. Skehan.
SKEHAN -- Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. The rendering of Military Honors by the U.S.Navy will follow the service. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com
Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home
116 Main Street Plaistow, NH 03865
Published in Lowell Sun on Feb. 9, 2014