Richard “Skee” J. DeBrosky of Lowell


Richard “Skee” J. DeBrosky, 73, of Lowell, MA passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018 with friends and family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his wife, the late Betty Karen DeBrosky on April 9, 1998 after eighteen years of marriage.

Skee was born in Haverhill on October 5, 1944, to the late Richard and Mae DeBrosky. He was educated in the Haverhill school system.

He was a hard working painter.

Skee was a communicant of St. James Church in Haverhill.

Skee was a friend of Bill W. for twenty years, and has helped many people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived and will be deeply missed by his son, Richard Christopher of Lowell; a stepson, Chris Wilson of Lowell; four grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Vadeboncoeur of Haverhill and Linda and her husband, Richard Butler of Hampton, NH; his partner for five years, Claire Potvin of Lowell; his sponsor, Buddie and his wife, Carole Scott of Chelmsford and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 6 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 6pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Merrimack Cremation Service in Merrimack, NH.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



May 21, 2018
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


May 21, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Pauline A. Dubey says:

    Skee was a very nice man. I’m sorry for the loss of your companion Claire, and my sympathy to all his family.

  2. Ricky T says:

    Thank You. OG

  3. Mary jane Terris. Aka Janie says:

    My Go To Person
    I will miss you so much
    Thank You for all you have given not only to me but countless others
    Say hello to all our friends for me
    Until we meet again just know that
    I Love you Ski
    Your friend Janie

  4. Jane Karabatsos says:

    Skee, Molly and I already miss you, and when you would drive by us when walking, and toot your horn and wave at us. God Bless

  5. Chris M. says:

    May the angels wrap themselves around you and guide you now. You helped so many people including me from time to time ..You will be missed.

  6. Julie chasse says:

    Thank you for being such an awesome pillar of strength and always reaching out to guide me over the past 20 years. You always will be a true power of example and your words of wisdom will always stay fresh on my mind. I will truly miss you my friend. Fly high , I love you

  7. KATHIE Boisvert says:

    Skee you are with your angel now, Catherine. I am sure she had open arms waiting for you. I will miss you. See you on the other side. Love you

  8. Lynn and Michael Finley says:

    Skee you will be missed. We go back 20 years and you always were there for me. You are one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met
    Mike, Shawn and I are going to miss your smiling face. Fly High Buddy walk with the angels were you belong.

  9. Michael Jones says:

    Thanks for all you did for me Skee. You will be missed. RIP

  10. Dottie Caplice says:

    RIP with the angels Dkee! Thank you for being there for me!

  11. Melissa L & Gavin says:

    The world was a better place with you in it. Thank you for the countless lessons and kind gestures. Bug and I will miss you more than you could ever imagine. I’ve assured him that you’ve found your finger in Heaven… He’ll surely miss helping you look for it. May flights of angels sing you to your rest… It’s certainly befitting. Shake Bill’s hand for me and walk proudly along those golden streets. You earned your place there in spades. 💙💛

  12. Den/Barb. says:

    Wife and I lives downstairs from Skee…..Always say hello…always have kind words. when i have car issues..he tell me what to do and get..His car was next to me…This apartment Building will not be the same …..He is now In Peace..I am sure He will be painting in Heaven…Skee…thank you friend…

  13. Tom Deitner says:

    You were my friend and a roll model and I and everyone that you came in contact with you made them all better sober people for having known you.

  14. Jill says:

    Always a kind word and willing to help anyone.You will be missed. RIP Skee

  15. Carol Councilman says:

    I will miss you, my dear friend. You will always be a power of example for me and many others. I love you.

  16. Janet Speranza says:

    I Will Miss You! My handsome Prince! So glad you are a part of my Journey. Your wisdom has helped me and my son Steven immensely. With Love

  17. Chris B. says:

    Skee, u Walked the Walk and Talked the Talk, Thank u for all your help. 1 DAAT.

  18. Neil M says:

    Rest easy my brother.
    Thank you for all you have done for us.

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