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Luke J. Skunza

October 19, 1935 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 83)

Luke J. Skunza, Jr., 83. of Glendale, RI passed away on May 18, 2019, at the Fatima Hospital. He was the loving husband of 54 years to the late Priscilla (Maher) Skunza. Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of the late Luke & Catherine (Skrabonja) Skunza. Luke was a postal carrier for the Woonsocket Post Office delivering to the North Smithfield area for many years. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident and was a long time member and chief of the former Glendale Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Burrillville Zoning Board and was a early EMT in the state of RI. He also was a usher for the former St. Louis Chapel in Glendale. Luke was a US Army and US Navy veteran. He is survived by his children, Christine McGrane and her husband Mike, Luke Skunza and his wife Susan, Mark Skunza and Heidi Skunza, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His funeral will be held Thursday 9 am from the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Theresa's Church, Dion Drive, Nasonville. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Oakland-Mapleville or Harrisville Fire Departments.

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