Mother of Harvard woman, volunteer, executive secretary
Dot Skinner. (Courtesy photo)
Dorothy “Dot” (MacRae) Skinner, 78, formerly of East Hartford, Connecticut, and Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, July 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born to Dorothy Cole and Forbes MacRae of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Dot was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Chandler Secretarial School in Boston. Along with her husband of 58 years, Lou, she raised her family in East Hartford. She was an active member of South Congregational Church, serving on the Christian education and nursery school committees for more than 20 years. Upon retirement as an executive secretary at Connecticut National Bank, she and her husband moved to Cape Cod, where they cherished memorable times with grandchildren and served plentiful amounts of food and love to all who visited. Dot volunteered aiding the homeless of Cape Cod. She will be most remembered for the love she gave her family, her passion for child development and cooking, and the time she dedicated to assisting those in need.
Dot is survived by her husband, Louis Skinner; daughter Debbie Noyes and husband Ted of Harvard; daughter Laurie Dubel and husband Greg of Barrington, Rhode Island; grandchildren Emma, TJ, and Olivia Noyes, and Bobby, Doug, and Kate Dubel; the extended Noyes and Dubel families who treated her as their own; her “Columbia Lake family”, brother-in-law William “Jim” Skinner of Rocky Hill, Connecticut; sister-in-law Stella Barbato of Valle Crucis, North Carolina; sister Jean Williams of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
In her name donations can be made to the South Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford, CT 06118, or to Homeless Not Helpless, 119 Baxter Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601.