NEWINGTON – Deacon Barry Thomas Skipp Sr., husband for 37 years of Susan Casey Skipp, died suddenly on March 2, 2015, at Hartford Hospital.
He was born in New Haven on Feb. 13, 1951, the son of the late Bartholomew J. Skipp and Mary Shanley Skipp. He grew up in New Haven, and moved to Newington 35 years ago.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons Barry Thomas Skipp Jr. of Manhattan and Peter James Skipp of Newington; and daughters Laura Elizabeth (Skipp) Rzeszutek and Caitlin Ann Skipp, also of Newington; a granddaughter; an aunt; cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Rosemary (Skipp) Keenan, two uncles and an aunt.
He was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1994 and served for 21 years. He was a past grand knight of the Newington Knights of Columbus Council 3884.
He received a master’s degree from the University of New Haven.
He retired as the deputy warden of the Garner Correctional facility in Newtown for 22 years and had been a 911 dispatcher for the Wethersfield Police Department for the past 17 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 6 at Sacred Heart Church of Wethersfield.