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Doris Skane, Longtime Waltham Resident, Dies at 90

Skane died Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Doris Skane. Photo credit: Joyce Funeral Home
Doris Skane. Photo credit: Joyce Funeral Home

The following is from Joyce Funeral Home.

Mrs. Doris G. (Dunn) Skane, of Harwich, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Epoch of Harwich. She was 90.

Doris was born in Cambridge on Oct. 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Murphy) Dunn. She was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School.

A Waltham resident for most of her life she worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper at Wilson Sporting Goods in Newton Lower Falls.

The wife of the late Robert P. Skane, Doris leaves her children, R. Michael Skane and his wife Helen of West Chester, Pa., Jacquelyn C. Gately and her husband Charles of Dennis and Edward S. Skane of Mashpee; her grandchildren, Deborah M. Sanchez, Kellie A. Skane, Jeffrey C. Gately, Karen E. Mahoney, Cheryl A. Mahoney, Matthew E. Skane and James R. Skane; her great-grandchildren, Michael Strazza and Conor Gately and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the mother of the late Mary E. Mahoney; grandmother of the late Kevin R. Gately and Christopher E. Gately; mother-in-law of the late Robert Mahoney and Bonnie Skane and sister of the late Charles and Robert Dunn.

Family and friends will honor and remember Doris' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St. (Route 20), Waltham on Monday, Feb. 17, from 4-8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School St., Waltham, where her funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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