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March 30, 2013

Skillen was like a third parent

Skillen was like a third parent

I was devastated to learn about the recent passing of Sue Drake Skillen, a longtime resident of the Milford-Cooperstown area. For well over a decade, Sue was like a third parent to me, often going above and beyond her duties to become a very integral part of my life.

Having a rare medical condition is never easy, but Sue made it much more bearable; without her, I think I would not be as successful or healthy today. We have lost not just a talented and caring mother, wife and caregiver, but a valued community member. My family and I are incredibly grateful for everything that Sue did, and I am incredibly lucky that I got to see her for the last time in 2010, when we ran into each other in Cooperstown. I am glad that there is a benefit fund set aside for her daughters.

Nico Meyering

Oneonta

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