Irene S. Skidgell

October 13, 1922
- December 30, 2003

LAGRANGE - Irene S. Skidgell, 81, wife of the late Alfred Skidgell Sr., died Dec. 30, 2003, at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in Mattawamkeag, Oct. 13, 1922, the daughter of Claude and Ethel (Wyman) Russell. Irene loved to do jig saw puzzles and enjoyed watching game shows and westerns on TV. She enjoyed Siamese cats and had a large collection of ceramic miniature Siamese cats. She is survived by a daughter, Ethel Ann Plante of Howland; a son, Claude Skidgell of Lincoln; two step-children, Herbert Skidgell and Dorene Schmidt, both of Bangor; four brothers, Richard Russell of Howland, Wyman Russell of Mattawamkeag, Frank Russell of East Millinocket, and Austin Russell of Mattawamkeag; a sister, Lila Dixon of Howland; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her many friends at Town Hall Apartments in LaGrange, especially Vivian and Henry. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Knights; a step-son, Alfred Skidgell, Jr.; three sisters; Vera Pelletier, Edna McCormick and Dora Lee; and two brothers, Warren Russell and Guy Russell. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alan Porter officiating. Spring interment will be in Mattawamkeag Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in her memory to the American Cancer Society

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