Funeral services for Thomas R. Seymour, age 83, of 47 Chimney Island Drive., Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. James Seymour officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Frary Funeral Home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Seymour passed away on July 26, 2010 at home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Seymour is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, Stephen and his wife Barbara “Bobbi” of Mobile, AL., Katherine Hanna and her husband Mark of Rochester, Lucien and his wife Rose of Rochester and Donald and his wife Kim of Liverpool; two brothers, Robert and wife Clara and William and wife Mary Ellen; three sisters, Anna Dupre’ and husband Thomas, Marie Morley and husband William, and Ellen Bova and husband Herman, all of Ogdensburg; sisters-in law Rose Seymour and Janet Seymour, both of Ogdensburg; and twelve grandchildren, Daniel Seymour, Rebecca Davis, Edward Max Seymour, Joanne Jennings, Laurie Gugliotta, Casey Lynn Ott, Kristine Price, Thomas Seymour, Timothy Seymour, Andrew Seymour, Emily Seymour and Meghan Seymour.
He was predeceased by two brothers, James and L. David Seymour.
Mr. Seymour was born on September 22, 1926 in Ogdensburg, the son of Lucien and Mary (Brannen) Seymour. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1944. He graduated from Boston College after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army. He married Barbara Place Halford on June 13, 1953 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Brown officiating. He first went to work at Fairfield Prep in Connecticut. He later taught at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester where he taught Math for 33 years and served as head of the Math Department for several years. He was the Head Football Coach for many years. He retired from coaching in 1981 and from teaching in 1989.
Mr. Seymour was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 258. Mr. Seymour enjoyed sports, fishing, and swimming in the St. Lawrence River. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family at the annual Seymour Family Reunions.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to McQuaid Jesuit High School Math Department, 1800 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 and to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676