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Mary E. Skinner


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Lebanon, N.H. — Mary E. Skinner, 87 passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H.

Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Lebanon to the late Frank and Marjorie (Griggs) Wallace. Mary graduated from Lebanon High School in the class of 1948. Following graduation Mary went to work for the New England Telephone Company in Lebanon. She later went on to work for Gateway Motors in White River Junction, Vt. for seven years before moving to Smith Automotive in Lebanon and would eventually end her working career as a cashier at P&C groceries.

In Mary’s free time she enjoyed walking the isles of the grocery stores, knitting and reading. She is also a past member of the Legion Auxiliary as well as the Junior Corp of the Woman’s Relief Corps. Mary enjoyed participating in the Memorial Day parades and recognition ceremonies.

She is predeceased by both her parents Frank Wallace Sr. and Marjorie (Griggs) Wallace. Her husband Ralph B. Skinner Jr. of whom she was divorced, is also deceased.

She was predeceased by her brothers Richard Wallace, Robert Wallace, Frank Wallace Jr. and Donald Wallace and a niece Deborah Ann Audette.

She is survived by her two children Peter Skinner of Lebanon and Kevin Skinner of Fredericksburg, Va.; Mary adored her grandchildren Patrick Skinner, Kalin Skinner, Candice Harmon and Brendan Skinner, and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sisters, Marjorie Audette, of West Lebanon, Barbara Stridde of Victoria, Texas and Bonnie Iskandar of Lebanon.

She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Betty Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn. and Dorothy Wallace of Vero Beach, Fla.; and two loving cousins from afar Ted and Mary Griggs from Harrison, Ark.

Mary’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and appreciation to all the members of her care team that allowed her to remain independent at home as long as possible. They include Dr. Susannah Clark, MD and the staff at the Robert A. Mesropian Center, Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice, Tanya Boisvert, Care Pro, Jack Byrne Center and all the staff at Hanover Terrace. We are forever grateful for your love and support.

Following Mary’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private burial will take place at a later date at the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.

Messages of condolence may be expressed with the family through an online guestbook by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.