Obituary: Carolyn Donna Skene (Preedom), 79, of Shelton

Carolyn Donna Skene (Preedom), 79, of Shelton, instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, had a career in recreation and art therapy, wife of the late Richard Skene, died Dec. 4, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born April 17, 1936, in Rutland, Vt., to Donald Preedom and Dorothy Nourse.

Also predeceased by her sons, Kevin and David, and sister, Beatrice Broniewski.

Survived by her children, Brian Skene and partner Maria, Debra Reale and husband Mark, Susan Thees and husband Paul, Laurie Grosso and husband John, and Craig Skene and wife Christy; six grandchildren, and her in-laws.

Visiting hours: Thursday, Dec. 10, 3-6 p.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Services: Thursday, 6 p.m., funeral home, with a later burial at the family's convenience.

Memorial contributions: American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, second floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 and/or Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.