Frank J. Skammels, 98, Westport veteran
Frank J. Skammels, 98, of Westport died Wednesday March 13, 2013, at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of the late Anna C. (Feliks) Skammels.
Born in Fall River, son of the late Thomas and Annie (Connell) Skammels, he had lived in Westport since 1960. A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the United States Army Air Corps.
Prior to retirement in 1975, he worked for the former Railway Express Company in Fall River for 38 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport.
Frank enjoyed fishing, quahogging in the Westport River and playing pitch at the Westport Social Club, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas C. Skammels of Westport and Jack Skammels and his wife Pamela of Westport; four grandchildren, Kailan, Seth, Jessica, Mia and Justin; a great granddaughter, Kiara; his dear friends John and Diane Colletti; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westport Shellfish Gift Fund, c/o Shellfish Dept., 1918 Main Rd., Westport Point, MA 02791.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
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