Farming Rural 13

Edward M. Skillin

July 28, 1940 ~ November 18, 2022 (age 82)
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Phippsburg - Edward M Skillin died suddenly at home Nov. 18, 2022 with his love Doris Stewart right there with him as she had been for the last 4 years. Ed was born in Phippsburg July 28, 1940, to Thelma and Maurice Skillin. He graduated from Morse High School in 1958.

Ed married Patricia Murphy on Dec. 1, 1956 and they were together 63 years until her passing in Jan. 2018. They had three daughters.

Ed worked for Reed & Reed, then BIW at night while cutting wood and trucking it during the day. He bought his first brand new tractor trailer in 1971 and had to haul oil as well as wood to pay for it. Ed bought and sold wood for years. He had rentals and a trailer park in Phippsburg. He got into construction then septic pumping which he did until April of this year when he finally retired due to his declining health.

Ed had cattle on the homestead until July of this year. He loved farming as a hobby. Him and Pat traveled when they could to see friends and family.

 Ed was a longtime member of the Exchange Club, The Elks Club, and Phippsburg Sportsman’s Club.

Ed was predeceased by both his parents and his brother Breese Skillin.

Ed is survived by daughters Tina Crockett and husband David of Nobleboro, Mary Ordway of Phippsburg, and Ronda Letourneau and husband Steve of Phippsburg. His sister Gail Read and husband Reggie of Phippsburg, Eight grandchildren, Eight great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held at the Phippsburg Sportsman’s Club Saturday Dec. 10th from 2 till 4.

The family would like to thank the Phippsburg Ambulance for all their help.

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Celebration of Life
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December 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Phippsburg Sportman's Club
272 Main Road
Phippsburg, ME 04562
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Edward Skillin

July 28, 1940-November 18, 2022




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