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Robert E. Skillings

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Robert E. Skillings, 86, of Abington died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family June 30, 2012. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late George H. and Mildred (Linnell) Skillings and attended area schools. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Skillings owned and operated Skillings Brothers Carpentry with his late brother, Donald. A veteran, Mr. Skillings served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged. Beloved husband of the late Maxine M. (Kirk) Skillings, he was the devoted father of Richard L. Skillings of Illinois, Gary E. Skillings of Abington, Stephen R. Skillings of Abington, Margaret M. Skillings of Abington and Marilyn R. Klien of Dorchester; brother of Hazel B. Skillings of Bridgewater, Helen Titus of Carver and the late V. Paul Skillings, Donald Skillings and Avis V. Skillings. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Quealy & Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams St., Abington. Visitation was held Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Interment in Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurses Association, 120 Longwater Rd., Norwell, MA 02061. For guest book, see www.quealyandson.com.

Published in The Abington Mariner from July 3 to July 10, 2012
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