George Collins Skidd, Jr.
December 12, 1943 ~ May 11, 2017
George Collins Skidd, Jr., passed away peacefully May 11, 2017.
Born December 12, 1943, the son of George C. and Doris D. Skidd, he is predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Cardelle Skidd, his daughters Laurie Cross and her husband, Michael; Melissa Montanaro and her husband, John; step-daughter, Judith DiPasquale and her husband Tom Tuttle; eight grandchildren, and his brothers Kevin Skidd and David Skidd and his wife Sue.
He attended St Leo’s College in Florida where he played basketball. He also attended McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York. He was an avid boater and motorcycle enthusiast, and he was an accomplished amateur photographer. George was a former member of the South Norwalk Boat Club and had served on the Marina Committee and Board of Governors. Before retiring to Georgia he was vice-president of Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk, CT, where he worked for many years.
A mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Church, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, on Tuesday, May 23rd at 10:30 am. Interment will take place on June 7th at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT, at 9:00 am, followed by a memorial mass officiated by Rev. Victor Martin at 10:30 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the South Norwalk Boat Club Scholarship Fund, 17 Mack Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or your favorite charity will be appreciated.
Please visit www.collins-funeral.com to leave a condolence.