Audrey L. Skillings

July 10, 2019


Audrey L. Skillings, 84, passed away peacefully after a long illness on July 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Phillip Skillings and former wife of Harry L. Chaplin.

Mrs. Skillings attended primary school in Riverside and was a graduate of East Providence High School. She spent several years in Ohio, where she taught Sunday School at St. Timothy Episcopal Church and raised three children. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed knitting and sewing sails for her former husbands sailing business. She was also a talented furniture reupholster. Audrey cherished the time she spent with her family, particularly summers on Cape Cod at the family home in Dennisport.

She is survived by her children, Mark W. Chaplin and his wife Susan of OH, Lori Chaplin-Clark of Brewster and Leah Pereira and her husband Victor of Taunton; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a large loving extended family.

She was the sister of the late William Libby.

Audrey will be laid to rest on Cape Cod and private arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, Taunton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Arbors Patient Activities Fund, 763 County St., Taunton, MA 02703.

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