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Joan H. (Hancock) Skelton

February 7, 1931 ~ May 20, 2019 (age 88)


Joan Marie Catherine Hancock Skelton died Monday May 20, 2019.  Born on February 7, 1931, in

Raymond, Maine, she was a daughter of Catherine and Sydney Hancock and brought up in Portland.

Joan graduated from Portland High School in 1949 and went to work for Liberty Mutual

Insurance Co., then entered the U.S. Navy in February of 1952. She married James Skelton on May 4,

1954 and left the Armed Services in August of 1954. 

She is predeceased by two children; Marie and Peter.

Joan is survived by her five children; Thomas, Susan, Patricia, Carol and Barbara. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. 

Joan was a life-long Catholic and a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church as well as a member of the St. Patrick’s Women’s Fellowship.  She enjoyed all the children and her life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Avenue, Portland on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 am

Burial with Military Honors will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements by A. T. Hutchins Funeral Home

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 28, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph&rsquo!s Catholic Church (Stevens Avenue, Portland, Brooklawn Memorial Park)

May 28, 2019

12:00 PM
Brooklawn Memorial Park
2002 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

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