Remembering Jesuit Fr. James Skehan
Nov. 5, 2020 - Fr. James Skehan, SJ, was born on April 23, 1923, in Houlton, a prosperous town in eastern Maine on the St. John River and the Canadian border, an area known for its potato crops. Fr. Skehan was the oldest of seven children of James and Mary Effie (Coffey) Skehan. His father held several jobs dealing with railroad communications systems, eventually managing a Western Union office, where he met Fr. Skehan’s mother who was a telephone operator there.