Albert Noel Seymour, 92 of South Deerfield, Massachusetts passed away
peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday April 27th
2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
He was born in Easthampton,
MA to Henry and Alimina Ethier
Albert entered the United States Army in September of 1942, beginning
his basic training at Fort Bliss,
Texas. He served in Company B,
387th Infantry Regiment of the 97th Division in both the
European and Pacific theaters. The 97th
Division Company B is credited with firing the last shot that ended the war in
the European Theater. Albert was granted
an Honorable Discharge in February of 1946 from the United States Army. He was
awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Victory Medal and the Good
He returned to Easthampton, MA where he met and married his wife Anna Morawski of Whatley, MA. In the mid 1960’s Albert taught industrial
woodworking in his spare time at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA.
He and his wife Anna later retired to South
Deerfield where he loved working with wood, building homes,
creating custom cabinets and watching all the New England Sports teams. He
delighted in playing with his faithful dog Holly, traveling within the US and Europe
for his Company B reunions and spending time with family. Albert was also actively involved with the local veterans association. After Albert’s retirement, some of his and
Anna’s memorable travel experiences were trips to many US Army installations in
the United States, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and
the Great Ocean
road of Australia, Normandy, France
and Pilsner, Czechoslovakia.
Albert was preceded in death by his brothers Henry and Leonard Seymour
and sisters Doris Prusak and Pricilla Hatch.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Anna Pauline Seymour of
sixty seven plus years and his children Dennis Seymour and his wife Lisa of Holyoke, MA, Edward
Seymour of Sunderland, MA, and Joyce (Seymour) Twarog of South Deerfield, MA;
his five grandchildren Amy (Seymour) Beckwith and husband Chris, Timothy
Seymour and his wife Melissa, Emma Jane Seymour, Jenna Lyn Seymour and her
finance Andre Sample, Mathew Seymour and five great-grandchildren Ashley,
Caitlyn and Christopher Beckwith and Devin and Morgan Seymour.
Visitation services will be at the Wrisley Funeral Home located at 90
Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA on Thursday May 1st from 5:30pm until
7:30pm. Funeral services will be held Friday morning May 2nd at 9:15 AM from
the Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM at the Holy
Family Roman Catholic Church in South Deerfield, MA with burial to follow at
the St. Stanislaus Cemetery in South Deerfield, MA.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Albert’s name
to Holy Family Roman Catholic Church or the Veterans Administration Hospital in
Expressions of sympathy available at : www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com