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“I knew Tom as a patient and from the Easton golf club. He had a great personality. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Dr. Rosania ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: B H Rosania - North Easton, MA

“I loved you more than you knew. You fulfilled our lives with your humor and left us many happy memories. Rest in peace Tommy. I pray you are all...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you all so much. Your kind words mean a lot to me and my family. Our dad was the love of our lives. He will forever be missed. ❤ ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Crissy Mulligan (skinner) - MA

“So sorry for your loss Kathy ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Doreen Finnegan - South Boston

“Marc and I are sorry to learn of Tommy's passing. He celebrated life in a way few of us do. God Bless you and our sympathies to his family and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy,I'm so sorry for your loss.Tom was a nice guy.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Courtney Morgan - North Easton, MA

“Was so very sorry to hear if Tommy's passing. He was my half brother and I will always cherish all the great memories I have of Tommy. Prayers for...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Skinner - Shirley I, MA

“Bill and I are so sorry for your loss..Tom was a great friend and always when in his company made us feel so special, as was his nature when being...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Carol Stanley - Atkinson, NH

“So very sorry for your loss. I will be away for the services and just wanted to reach out. Thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Vinfen Tonello - Weymouth, MA

“To be Beautiful Skinner Family.....I,m truly sorry for your loss..May Tom Rest In Peace.....With Deepest Sympathy...Love Sherry Mele❤RKhPm ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry Mele - Boston, MA

“coach , you will be miss you live a full life .you did your good deals as a dad .serve your country with honor .as a police officer town of...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: charles scofield - randoplh, MA

“Rest In Peace ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Daniel & Cheryl Skinner - Natick, MA

13 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Clark - Halifax, MA

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EASTON----Thomas D. "Big T" Skinner, 71, a resident of Easton for the past 43 years, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Kathleen (Scofield) Skinner for 50 years.

Born in Milton, a son of the late William and Jean (Dempsey) Skinner, he was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. A veteran of the US Army he served during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. He was honorably discharged.

Thomas was employed as a police officer for Town of Holbrook and also owned and operated the former Baseball Corner in North Easton Center.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW of Easton and the Easton Country Club where he also worked in the Pro Shop at the country club retiring in 2013.

Tom was an avid Bruins fan who enjoyed playing golf, drawing and collecting sports memorabilia. He loved making others laugh with his unique sense of humor. One of his favorite things was singing for all to hear. His loving ways and endearing personality brought joy to the everyday lives of his kids and grandkids who adored him. They will deeply miss their "Dad" and "Pa".

In addition to his wife Kathleen, he is survived by his children, Christine Mulligan of Easton, Debbie Skinner of Quincy and Jason Skinner and his wife Whitney (Woodward) of Avon; his siblings, William Skinner of Bradenton, FL., Ann Marie Bianco of Whitman and Walter Skinner of Dorchester; grandfather of Kevin Mulligan of Taunton and Katy Mulligan of Easton; Scott Mele and Ryan Mele both of Quincy, and Cameron Skinner and Colin Skinner both of Avon; he was the brother of the late Elizabeth LeClair, Robert Skinner and Richard Skinner.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in Thomas' memory may be sent to the VA Healthcare System Activities Fund, 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA. 02301. For directions or condolences visit