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Joseph S. Skypeck

August 5, 2021


Joseph S. Skypeck, 77, formerly of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Oakhill Health care in Middleboro.

Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Joseph L. and Jane (Potkay) Skypeck, he graduated from New Bedford High School and SMU where he excelled in Basketball.  Joe served in the U.S. Marine Corp and later worked at Dartmouth Finishing in New Bedford.

He is survived by two brothers, Stanley L. Skypeck and his wife Marilyn of Acushnet and Robert Skypeck of Fall River;  a sister, Patricia Porte of Acushnet and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, New Bedford.  Interment at the MA National Cemetery will follow.  Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.  For memorial register please visit,


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