In memory of
James F. "Jim" Skelly
Skelly, James "Jim" F. James "Jim" F. Skelly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, 2/12. He was a positive influence to his friends, family, and leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity. Recently retired, Jim had spent 30+ years in sales for Shamrock Food Company. He will forever be remembered for his contagious sense of humor, infectious joy, and his ability to make everyone around him happy. Jim was most proud of his two sons, Daniel James (22), and John Patrick (18). Additionally, he lived a very peaceful life by practicing the principles of the 12-Step Program. Jim was committed to making a difference, and he will be missed beyond measure by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his sons, who were the love of his life, he is preceded in death by his wife Kim Skelly and his parents Jim and Joan. He is survived by his best-friend and ex-wife Therese Skelly, brother Chris Skelly, nieces, Gabrielle, Mary Margaret, Theresa, Claire, and nephews Daniel, Matt and Joe and his two cats Stifler and Gary and countless friends who will miss his huge heart and great stories. A wake/visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm at Messinger Mortuary 7601 E. Indian School in Scottsdale. Funeral will be held Thursday at 10am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale 85251, reception immediately following. Because Jim was so committed to helping addicts and those affected by addiction, please consider making a donation in his name to The Love of Connor Foundation. You can do it online at www.fortheloveofconor.com or mail a check made out to "For the Love of Conor Fund" to: The Arizona Community Foundation Attn: For the Love of Conor Fund 2201 E Camelback Rd, Suite #405b, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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