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Obituary for Elizabeth G. Skolnick

Elizabeth G. Skolnick, 83 of Vernon passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023 while surrounded by the caring staff at Fox Hill Center. She was born March 19, 1940 in Hartford, the daughter of the late Stephen and Edna Foster (Gabany.) Liz spent many years as a homemaker and Mom, and later in life attained a master’s degree in Family and Marriage Therapy. She worked with at-risk youth for several years, before becoming a spiritual counselor. Liz was a quiet and kind person who loved to read. She had a biting sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She is survived by daughter Melanie Skolnick and her husband Sean Elgin of CT, her step-sons Evan Skolnick and his wife Lynn of CA, and Wesley Skolnick of FL, her brothers Stephen Gabany and his wife Carol of KY and Jimmy Gabany and his wife Nikki of CA, and grandchildren Jacob, Bennett, Casey, Rebecca, and Timmy Skolnick. She is also survived by her ex-husband Jerry Skolnick and his wife Susan, nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, and extended family. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville. For online condolences please visit: