Theresa Ann Skillin
March 14, 1951 – June 5, 2018
Theresa Ann “Terry/Ter-bear” (Shean) Skillin, of Westbrook, Maine, born on March 14, 1951 in Bangor, Maine passed away on June 5, 2018 at the age of 67. She was the only child of the late Thaxter "Bud" and Lena Shean. The ever smiling Terry is survived by her sons, Matthew Skillin and Frederick Skillin; Matt's wife Danielle, and grandchildren, Natalie, Connor, and Sadie. Terry grew up in Veazie, Maine. She graduated from Bangor High School and attended the University of Maine in Orono and the University of Southern Maine where she studied Biology. Terry enjoyed guitar, piano, walking, baking, and gardening. She will be fondly remembered for breaking out her guitar and singing a perfect rendition of “Puff the Magic Dragon” for children at family gatherings. She was the go-to person for her nieces and nephews to have splinters removed. During the mid-90's she served as treasurer and then president of the Portland Babe Ruth baseball league and unsuccessfully tried to influence All-Star voting for her sons. In recent years, Terry was fortunate to have the warm and compassionate care of the staff at Springbrook Center in Westbrook. Her family had peace of mind knowing the wonderful people there had a special place in their heart for her. The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice for the loving care they provided. Terry will truly be missed by her sons, extended family, and friends. Her sons hope she is being greeted by the overly excitable Oreo dog; hopefully she watches out for his tail.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine at 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home located at 199 Woodford St. Portland, Maine. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date. Online Condolences can be given to the family at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com.
- Matt Skillin, Son
- Danielle Skillin, Daughter-in-law
- Frederick Skillin, Son
- Natalie Skillin, Granddaughter
- Connor Skillin, Grandson
- Sadie Skillin, Granddaughter
- Memorial Service Sunday, June 10, 2018