In Memory of






Obituary for Richard F "Skip" North Sr.

Richard “Skip” F. North Sr., 76, died peacefully at home with family on Saturday, March 18, 2023. He and his wife Laurie, recently returned “home” after living many years in Preston Ct.

Skip was born on November 28, 1946, in Bennington Vermont, son of the late James W. and Delora (Morey) North, Sr. He was educated at the one-room schoolhouse in Potter Hill and Hoosick Falls Central High School. Following his many years worked on the Boston & Maine Railroad, he poured spirits for the many, locally at the American Legion Post 13 and both the Foxwood and Mohegan Sun Casinos in Ct. Through out his lifetime Skip enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing and was an excellent marksman with both rifle and bow. Many tales of adventures and conquests were shared fondly with family and lifelong friends. Skip was a loving family man and friend to many, proud husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie, his son, Richard North, daughters, Melissa Goldstein (Scott) and Traci Davis (Jeremy), sister, Alice Towne, brothers, Leon “Bert” North (Collene) and Jeffrey Kulas (Karen), granddaughters Cala Pellerin (Matthew), Jayden Decell, and cherished great-grandson, Colton Forrest Pellerin; also a large extended family.

Skip was predeceased by a sister, Mary Thomas, brothers, Thomas and James North, and his grandson Stephen W. Forrest Colvin.

Per his wishes, no formal services will be held. A private memorial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Center through Mahar Funeral Home of Hoosick Falls