Haverhill — Sheldon A. Seavey Jr., 87, formerly of Groveland, passed away on November 1, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Sheldon was the husband of Lottie A. (McIntyre) Seavey.
Born in Haverhill on April 25, 1926, he was the son of the late Sheldon A. Sr. and Rose M. (Boulay) Seavey.
Sheldon was educated in Haverhill, and graduated from Haverhill High School and Haverhill Trade School, Class of 1945. Following graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines and was then transferred to the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge, he accepted a job at Mass. Electric, where he worked 40 years, before his retirement in 1988 as foreman in the meter department.
Sheldon was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church for 69 years, where he served as head usher, Deacon, and on various committees such as the scholarship committee. He was a member of Saggehew Lodge A.F. & A.M., Haverhill Commandry, #14 K.T. He enjoyed gardening and working with his computer.
Besides his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his sons, Sheldon A. “Skip” Seavey III and his wife, Jennifer, of Danville, N.H., and Keith A. Seavey of Methuen, Mass.; grandchildren, Scott, Sean, Erin Seavey, Sherri Albanese, Meghan Senter, and Gregory, Christopher, Samantha Massey, and Jennifer Williams; eight great-grandchildren; four godchildren; sisters, Jeanette DeSandro and husband, John, of South Groveland, Lillian Sexton and husband, James, of Garden Grove, Calif., Barbara Rivers and husband, Robert, of Haverhill; brothers, Albert Seavey and wife, Shirley, of Groveland, Kenneth Seavey, Detroit, Mich., George Haskins and wife, Linda, of East Kingston, N.H;, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert Seavey.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service at 10 a.m., Friday, November 8, at First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main St., Haverhill.
Donations in Sheldon’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, Scholarship Fund, 217 Main Street, Haverhill.
Condolences may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com.