Paul "Wally" Seaver

Born: Fri., May 22, 1959
Died: Tue., Feb. 5, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2013
Location: Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 08, 2013
Location: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church


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Mr. Paul F. “Wally” Seaver, 53, of Milford MA, died Tuesday (February 5, 2013) at his residence after a courageous battle with ALS. He was the beloved husband of Deborah L. (Maffia) Seaver.

Mr. Seaver was born in Worcester MA, the son of the late Atty. Thomas H. Seaver and the son of Mary Louise (Luby) Seaver. He attended the former St. Mary’s Grammar School and was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1977. He also attended Framingham State College.

Mr. Seaver was first employed as a young man at the former Seaver’s Express Company, located in Milford. He then was employed for many years as a dispatcher at Braun’s Express Company located in Hopedale MA. Finally, he was employed at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton MA from 1999 until his diagnosis in 2011.

Mr. Seaver was a lifelong resident of Milford and a communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford. He spent the majority of his life active in community activities such as participating in the Milford Community Use men’s basketball leagues and volunteering as a coach for numerous teams. Mr. Seaver was a past-member of the Hoboken Citizens Club of Milford.

Mr. Seaver began his coaching career serving as the Milford High School Junior Varsity basketball coach from 1983 to 1988. He then served as Franklin High School Varsity basketball coach from 1988 to 1999. He also served as the coach of the MetroWest Travel Team (Milford) for his sons, Paul and Daniel, from 1999 to 2008. Lastly, he served as the Wellesley High School Junior Varsity basketball coach during the 2010-2011 season.

Mr. Seaver served as the President of the Milford Amateur Basketball Association from 2001 to 2008.  He also served as the Chairman of the Milford Youth Center Commission from 2003 to present.

Mr. Seaver was the recipient of numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Emilio Diotalevi Memorial Award in 2012; the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Award as the South Boys Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011; the United Way Recognition Award in 2011; the Hockomock Coach of the Year Award (Woonsocket Call) for the 1993-1994 season and the 1996-1997 season; also the Hockomock League Boys Basketball Champions for the 1997-1998 season. The Milford Youth Center Gymnasium was also named “The Paul F. Seaver Gymnasium” in October of 2012.

Along with his beloved wife of twenty-seven years, he is survived by his 2 Sons: Paul M. Seaver and Daniel F. Seaver of Milford MA; his mother: Mary Louise (Luby) Seaver of Milford; his 8 Siblings: Suzanne McGohey of Hooksett NH, MaryEllen, wife of David Wade of San Diego CA, Thomas Seaver of Woonsocket RI, Nancy Kiernan of Arlington MA, John Seaver and his wife Melissa of Milford MA, James Seaver of Park City UT, Vincent Seaver and his wife Maggie of Rocky Hill CT and Christopher Seaver and his wife Kristin of West Hartford CT; many nieces and nephews; his Father and Mother-in-law: Frederick and Mary Maffia of Milford MA; and 2 Sisters-in-law: Lori Maffia of Upton MA and Lisa Bucchino of Mendon MA.

His funeral will be held Friday (February 8th)  at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in the Upper Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Thursday (Feb 7th) from  4pm to 7pm.

In lieu of flowers. memorial donations may be made to The Paul F. Seaver Family Fund, c/o Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association, 246 Main Street, Milford MA 01757.

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The Morganelli Family
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Debbie, Paul and Dan,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Paul was a remarkable person who touched so many lives and will be deeply missed. We were lucky to have known him and will remember you all in our prayers.

Beth-Ellen (Morrill) Healey
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Debbie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your entire family at this most difficult time. May the great memories you have shared remain close in your heart where he will live forever.

John & Liz Coppola
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Debbie, Paul, Daniel & family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Paul was a great man who affected many with his kindness and wisdom. He will be missed by many, may he be at peace with the Lord above.

Janet Roy-Sannicandro
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Dearest Debbie and family,

I am so sorry about the lossof your husband. May the lifetime of memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

Hugs.

Janet

Mitch Lawrence
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
I received notice of Paul's passing this evening and, with a heavy heart, am compelled to express my deepest sympathy for his family, relatives, former teammates and all who have known our beloved Wally over the years. My prayers are with each of you with the hope of comfort through this difficult time. May God's grace be with each of you.
Mitch Lawrence

Debbie Peniche
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Debbie, Paul and Dan, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful man and a good friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Debbie Peniche

Dianne and Jose
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Dear Debbie, Paul Michael and Daniel;

Please accept our heart felt condolences.
Love,
Dianne, Jose, Mike, Dave and Mark

Jim Bianchi
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Dear Debbie and family
So sorry to hear of your loss ,although I have not seen Paul for a long time , i will always remember his great smile and joyous demeanor .you are in my thoughts and prayers.

James Tarolli
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
To the Seaver family, Thoughts & prayers are with you all. I am glad I got to meet Wally. I am doublely glad my sons got to know him. The youth of Milford are truly blessed to have had Wally in their presence. God Bless.

Owen Keenan
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dearest Seaver Family:
I cannot express how saddened I am to learn of the passing of my lifelong friend. Paul and I were teammates at MHS, and later rivals on the basketball court. We competed hard against each other, and at the end of the game remained friends. Paul and I took an English class together at MHS, and it was good to see him in another light - he was very funny. Paul was so happy for me when I got my first coaching job, and our picture together in the Daily News is something I will hold onto for the rest of my life. My deepest sympathies to Debbie and his two great sons, he was very proud of you. Being in CA now, I will be unable to attend the services, but know that Paul will always be in my heart, and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in this very sad time. May God welcome him with open arms because it's a slam dunk that he's in heaven now! RIP my friend.

Kathy Kay
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Debbie, Paul and Daniel,
My heartfelt condolences are sent to you. Paul touched so many lives in so many wonderful ways. I hope that all these memories come your way often to help ease the pain. Please know that you all are in my daily prayers. Kathy Kay

Christine Boisvert
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the Seaver family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Acquafresca
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
To the Seaver Family:

Paul was a kind, courageous, strong man and a good friend to everyone who knew him. My deepest sympathies to you all as you go through this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

Elaine Baci Snow
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Paul was a true gentleman in every way and led an exemplary life. To his family, please know that he will be remembered always by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. My deepest sympathy on his passing.

Dana Bufalo
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
To the Seaver family,
Words are not enough to express how sorry I am for your loss. Wally was more than just a friend, he was an amazing person and I always welcomed seeing him at every opportunity. I am currently out of the state but my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God provide you the strength you need during this sorrowful time.

Tracy Chianese
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
I would like to extend my condolences to Wally's family and friends, he will be missed by many.

Mary-Caryl "Daisy" Ferdenzi
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Mary Louise and Seaver Family, I am so saddened to learn of your beloved Paul's passing. I must admit that since Wally and I were the same age I always felt a special kinship with him! Wally's warm demeanor and adorable smile will be missed by all. In our younger days I would see Wally from time to time when he worked for Mooney and Company in Holliston with my dear friend, Tim. We always enjoyed talking about our mutual "Milford" connections, especially noting the life-long friendship of our wonderful Mothers. May you feel comfort in knowing what a great person he was. With love and deepest sympathy to all of you, Daisy, Jimmy, Kristina, James and Daniel Ferdenzi

Bev and Bob Jones
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Debbie and Family, So sorry for your loss please know are prayers and thoughts are with you.

Nancy Walsh
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Debbie, Paul, and Dan,
Our blessings are with you in this time of sorrow. He will be missed but not forgotten.
All our love,
Michael, Nancy, Jessica, and Jr.

Mary Dillon Talbot
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Debbie and family:

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Paul. May the strength of his soul surround you now and provide you with peace and comfort. All my love, Mary and family

Christine Hajjar Marshall
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Debbie, I am so so sorry for your loss. I remember Paul as a very kind and gentle person who always seemed to have a smile on his face. He is a good memory of my high school days as a friend. My prayers go out to you and your boys that the Lord will give you strength in the days to come.

The Deslaurier-Tate Family
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Mrs. Seaver and Family,

While we have just gotten to know you this year as our daughter's teacher, and did not know Paul personally, please know how sorry we are for the loss of your dear husband and father; son; sibling; coach; and friend to so many.

Since last summer, when people would ask who our daughter's first grade teacher would be, we have been amazed at the sheer number of people here in Milford who have spoken so highly of your wonderful family: many mentioned what a beloved coach Paul was in the community and beyond.

While we will not be among the so many fortunate people who knew Paul and counted him as a friend, we feel deeply for the long struggle that he and your family have endured. Our hearts are saddened for you - may the many outpourings of love and friendship that are coming to you now, help to ease your pain in some small way.

Most Sincerely,

Carolyn, Tom and Cee-Cee


Bonnie (DeLorme) Delongchamp
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear John, Melissa & the entire Seaver family,

I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I didn't know Wally, but he seemed like a very special person. May God bless you all with strength during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Bonnie (DeLorme) Delongchamp

Mike & Donna Giuffrida
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Vin, Maggie, and family, sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Paul. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob Lazaros
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the Seaver family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Karl & Elizabeth Herbst and Family
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
It is with heavy hearts as we learned of Paul's recent passing and wish to extend our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Seaver and Maffia families. We knew Paul to be a man of great conviction, character and moral fiber. The many lives of so very many people he touched during the course of his life will be always treasured by the family and friends he has left behind. Paul was a dear friend of ours for so many years and we had shared so many wonderful memories - we feel blessed and fortunate to have him as a part of our lives. We will miss you and never forget you.

Alan T. Consoletti
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
To the Seaver family
I am saddened at Paul's passing at such a young age. He has, however, left a wonderful legacy to his community and we are all blessed to have known him. May you find strength in his memory at this most difficult time.

Christine Dwyer
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Debbie,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and all of your family during this sad time.

Christine Dwyer

Kim Cruz
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
To the Seaver Family,

Very Sorry for your loss Prayers to all of you at this sad time.

Kim Mancini

Elizabeth Lenza
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Mrs Seaver and Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
Liz, Dave and John Hanlon

Cheryl Giuliani
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
To Wallly's Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, we were classmates at MHS. Not only was he a great athelete he was a great person. The wonderful memories along with time will get you through this.

Cheryl

Peter Heard
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Vin,

My best to you and your family, particularly Wally's wife and two boys. He sounded like a great guy and real community activist in the best sense of the phrase. God Bless.

Lisa Bacchiocchi & family
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Debbie, Paul, Dan & family,
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Cheryll Capodilupo
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Suzanne,
You are in my heart and prayers at this difficult time. May your brother rest in peace and be forever cherished in your memories.
Love,
Cheryll

Annie Crowell
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Deb and family
I am so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories soon replace your pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Annie

Chuck Ramelli
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Paul jr
My sincere condolences goes out to you and your family. I not only loss a friend of 38 years but a man I can truly call my brother.

Michael Ignatowicz
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Vin and Maggie: We were saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Vin, it was obvious to me that Paul did so much to make the community he lived in a better place for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike

Cousin Pat (Daly) Brundrett and family
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Our sincere condolences to all our Seaver cousins. May our loving Lord give you strength, peace, and comfort during this sad time. Rest in peace cousin Paul.

Glenn and Tina Dean
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Debbie and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Paull was a wonderful man and a great friend. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Glenn & Tina Dean

Dean & Andrea O'Connor
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Seaver Family,
We are sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. Wally was a great man who had a tremendous impact on all who knew him. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him and call him a friend.
May he rest in peace.

Jim and Mary Choquette
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Seaver Family
It's hard to make a small impact on people, but Wally was able to make a large impact on many! Be proud of all the great things he was able to do and we pray that he may rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jimmy Barron
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
To the Seaver Family,

Our condolences on the passing of Paul "Wally" Seaver. A great friend and football/baskeball teammate (St. Mary's) that always made everyone laugh no matter what the circumstances. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Again, our deepest sympathy.

Dorothy and Liz Elia
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Hello Debbie and sons: Liz and I would like to extend our sincerest condolences at this extraordinarily difficult time. Liz sends her best to you all, unfortunately, she is out of state and cannot be there in person, to support the Seaver family. It is so hard to convey words during this time, but we wish for you all, and the entire Seaver family, peace and serenity. Our prayers are with you daily.
May God bless you all......

Dorothy and Elizabeth Elia

Valerie Gattozzi Mei
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
To the Seaver and Maffia families,

My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to you and to Wally's friends. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Valerie

sharon t. higgins
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
I work with wally brother Vin. I wish you God's peace at this most difficult time and may the many good memories sustain you. with deepest sympathy Sharon

Paul Perry
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
To all that knew and "loved" Wally,
We grew up in a time when things were so simple. Using a rolled up book bag at St. Mary's on Winter Street, playing football, and I can still hear friends like Pat O'Brian, Joe Luby, making playes like the pros. I still hear them distant voices saying things like"Wally Go Long". Our poor mom's having to sew patches on our pants daily.
Thanks to the Seaver Family for my Dad's job, how he loved working that Boston rout. God's Speed Wally,,, Rest in Peace,,,,,,Paul Perry

Angela Nieves Laplante
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
Dear Seaver Families, My very deepest condolences to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers for peace and heeling.

Luc Seaver
   Posted Sat February 09, 2013
I am so sorry you all had to deal with this. I really wish I could have come to his funeral. He was so nice to everybody and I will miss him.

Paula Clement Magdits
   Posted Sun February 10, 2013
Dear Mrs Seaver, Suzanne & family,

I am so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. There are no words to say how sorry I am for all that you have gone through. I hope that knowing that Paul is at peace will help you all through this difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Debbi Seaver the 2nd
   Posted Mon February 11, 2013
Dear Debbie, Paul and Daniel,
I cannot believe Paul's gone. 2 short years ago he was laughing and loving and healthy as always. I am so sorry you lost your husband and father in such an awful way. I hope you will be able to remember the vibrant, hilarious man he was. No doubt you will remember his deep love for you all as he was able to share that til the end. You are in our hearts and we send you love always as you remember "Wally". We are all lucky to have known him. Love,

Debbi

Donna (Antonio) Karlovich
   Posted Tue February 12, 2013
To the Seaver Family,
Nancy my deepest sympathy over the loss of your brother. My condolences to your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.
Donna and family

Debbie Capece-Hadley
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
So sorry to hear about Paul. Words are never enough at times like this. Please remember the good times, share some laughs with the family and know that you are all in the hearts and prayers of many.

Debbie

Diana (Frabotta) Molloy
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. You have all been through a lot and hope that the support around you can help comfort you. Paul was a wonderful man!

Dawn (Morin) Murphy
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
Mary Ellen, Suzanne and family,
I am very sorry to hear about your brother Paul's passing. May God grant eternal rest and peace to him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Dawn

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