Marilyn F. Skelly, 85, of Red Hook, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Renaissance Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Staatsburg, NY.
Born on June 3rd, 1932, in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Elizabeth (Broaderick) Herbert. Marilyn married Donald J. Skelly on May 21, 1955 at St. Patrick's Church in Troy, NY, and Donald predeceased her on May 24th, 1992.
Marilyn was a communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook, and was a member of the St. Christopher's Seniors, the Rosary Altar Society and the Legion of Mary.
She was a former parishioner of St. Sylvia's Parish in Tivoli where she taught religious education for over 15 years and served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Marilyn also volunteered as a member of Northern Dutchess Caregivers and was a member of the Southern Tier Seniors.
She is survived by her sons; Donald (Lynn) C. Skelly of Jacksonville, FL, Joseph E. Skelly of Tuscan, AZ, Robert (Stacey) F. Skelly of Houston, TX, Thomas (Bonnie) P. Skelly of Bothell, WA, Charles (Susan) F. Skelly of Underhill, VT, and John D. Skelly of New York, NY; her daughters, Maryann Skelly of Red Hook, NY and Carol (Ronnie) Miller of Clermont, NY; a sister, Helene Sullivan of Tuscan, AZ, her daughter in law, Rosalie Skelly of Tuscan, AZ; along with ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, William Skelly.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 from 3 - 6 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 18, 2017 at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook, NY. Burial will be at St. Sylvia's Cemetery, Tivoli.
Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, PO Box 356, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.