WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Louise Skalski of Otisfield, 79, passed away peacefully during a brief visit to Florida, at Winter Haven Hospital with her daughter, Pamela, her son, Bob and her husband at her side on Jan. 16.
Louise was born and married in Detroit, Mich., and raised her family in Millis, Mass., before moving to Maine in 1967. Louise and her husband opened Oxford True Value hardware store in 1978, they owned and operated the hardware store for 26 years.
During this time, she served on the Otisfield planning board for a couple of years. They sold the business several years ago and retired. She missed seeing the customers and their children. She will be missed by all who knew her. She always had so much spirit, energy and good humor about her.
Louise is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Skalski; her children, Bob Skalski and Pamela Skalski; her grandchildren, Kristi Skalski and Kevin Skalski; and her brother, Peter D’Orazio.
She was predeceased by a brother, Guy D’Orazio.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.