ROBBINSTON - Edward Seeley, 47, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 11, 2013 at a Florida hospital. He was born March 7, 1965, in Calais, to Grant and Barbara (Allen) Seeley.
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Ed was known for his sense of humor and always finding ways to make those around him laugh. He graduated from Calais High School in 1983 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985-1989. For the next 23 years Ed worked at Washington County Community College. In the summer months he worked for the Town of Robbinston maintaining the cemeteries and grounds at Robbinston Grade School and the Robbinston Fire Station. Ed spent several winters for Mingo's Evergreen. Some also know Ed as coach, for the many years he spent coaching youth basketball and softball. Most importantly, he dedicated his life to raising his two children. He enjoyed sharing their accomplishments with anyone who had a willing ear. Edward spent his final days on vacation with his wife, Diane in Orlando, Fla., enjoying the local attractions and visiting family.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife, Diane of Perry; children, Stephanie Seeley and companion, Taylor Bishop, of Newburgh, Andrew Seeley of Robbinston; father, Grant Seeley and wife, Anna, of Robbinston; father-in-law, Clinton Hayward of Waterville; mother-in-law, Jean Hayward of Calais; sisters, Cheryl Mahar and husband, Jerry, of Robbinston, Laurel Perkins and husband, Dean, of Baring, Elizabeth Merrill and husband, Robert, of Robbinston, Christine Seeley and companion, Denise Hopkins, of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Tom Hayward and wife, Nokomis, of Calais, Clinton Hayward and wife, Shelley, of Sidney; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and one great-nephew. Ed will be especially missed by his canine companion, his little buddy Finnigan. Edward was predeceased by mother, Barbara (Allen) Seeley.
A celebration of his life will take place 2 p.m. March 2, at Washington County Community College. Ed will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 19, 2013