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Stanley James Skeats III
Stanley "Jim" J. Skeats III , 71 a longtime resident of Bristol, died at his home in Franklin , Sunday, June 17, 2018, following a short illness. Family was at his side. Jim was born on July 18, 1946 in Laconia son of the late Stanley J. Skeats Sr. and Marguerite (Dion) Skeats. He was educated in Sanbornton and graduated from Laconia High School with the class of 1964. Jim lived in Northfield for 20 years, Bristol for 30 years and moved to Franklin one year ago. He was employed as an HVAC Technician for IPC now Freudenberg-NOK in Bristol. Jim was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in Vietnam from August 26, 1965 to April 22, 1969 earning the rank of E2. He was a life member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks BPOE #1280, the American Legion Post #49 of Northfield and the Franklin VFW #1698. In his early years he hunted and fished and he had a great passion and ability to cook. He also had a great love of trains, which included riding and watching. He was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey W. Skeats and a sister Roberta Stearns. His family includes:
His wife of 29 years: Barbara L. ( Boynton) Skeats of Franklin
His Sons: James M. Skeats of Wells, ME
Michael C. Skeats of Sanbornton
David Drake of Alexandria
Daughters: Deanna Eldridge of Center Ossipee
Amy Sporcic of Pembroke
Molly Owen of Alexandria
2 great grandchildren
His sisters: Mary Ann Melvin of Wells, ME
Elaine Skeats of Wells, ME
Nieces and nephews
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, Jim asked that memorial contributions in his name be made to the Franklin VNA and Hospice at 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.