October 14, 1899 (Norwalk, CT) – June 1, 1943; 43 years old
Last local address: 81 Fairfield Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on October 31, 1942
Service number: 11101454
Born to Thomas P. (1865-1936) and Catherine Fitzgibbons Skidd (1868-1951). Two sisters, Florence Skidd Price (1902-1973) and Mary E. Skidd Hennessey (1903-1970). Three brothers, Thomas Sr. (1905-1975), Robert (1906-1950), and Maurice (1907-2000).
From The Norwalk Hour June 2, 1943
Chief Petty Officer John James Skidd of 81 Fairfield Avenue, passed away last night at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital. Chief Petty Officer Skidd was a commissary steward in the U.S. Navy. He entered the service last August and was assigned to duty in the Aleutian Islands. He was returned to Seattle, Washington, for medical treatment and about a month ago was transferred to the Brooklyn Naval Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Thomas C. Skidd; two sisters, Mrs. David W. Price of Watertown, Connecticut, and Miss Mary E. Skidd of this city, a teacher in the Center Junior High School; three brothers, Thomas P. Skidd, Chief Deputy Collector of the U.S. Revenue of the District of Norwalk; Robert C. Skidd of this city and Private Maurice F. Skidd of Camp Stewart, Georgia. Chief Petty Officer Skidd was a member of the South Norwalk Council No. 1253, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Eagles, and also a member of the Improved Order of Red Men. For a number of years, Chief Petty Officer Skidd managed the cafeteria at the Nash Engineering Company and later conducted a restaurant on Railroad Avenue, under the name of Corpy’s Lunch. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at the late home, 81 Fairfield Avenue and in St. Joseph’s Church, the time to be announced later by the A.J. Collins Company.
Buried at St. John’s Cemetery; 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section B1. Photos by author.