January 5, 1937 – March 27, 2021
Lynn, MA – Elden Seeley, 84, of Lynn, MA, passed away Friday, March 26 after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Mary Webster Seeley, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura Seeley.
Elden was the devoted father of Jonathan Seeley and his wife Bethany of Warwick, Rhode Island, James Seeley Lynch and his wife Kim of Peabody, MA, and three grandchildren, Jacob, Jaxson, and Greyson. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Mitchell and her family of Chicago, IL; a sister-in-law, Carol Lobley of Georgetown, MA and her family; a brother-in-law, Merritt Webster and his wife Helen of Saco, ME and his family, and a sister-in-law, Sherry Seeley of Middletown, CT, and her family. He also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Upon graduation from Laconia High School in New Hampshire, Elden enlisted in the U.S. Army. A graduate of the Army Finance School in Indianapolis, IN, he served in Korea, ’57-’58. Attaining the rank of Sergeant, he worked in the 4th Financial Disbursement Section, near the DMZ. Upon completion of his service, Mr. Seeley moved to Massachusetts and worked in the banking industry, completing 28 years with the Shawmut Bank of Boston, MA. During his career he also completed a three-year program with the School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin.
Elden was a devout Christian. He served in many capacities as a member of the East Baptist Church in Lynn, MA, almost to the end of his life. These included Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder, and helping to administer the church’s ministry to the needy. He cherished time with his beloved immediate and extended family. He also loved travel, history, reading, daytrips, and enjoying beautiful quiet mornings in Castine, ME.
Elden’s funeral arrangements are being completed by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home. Elden’s family will observe a private burial in Rowley, MA, with plans for a memorial service at a later date at the East Baptist Church. Donations in Elden’s name may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ken & Laura Leawood
April 2, 2021
Elden was a shining example of what a Christian man should be. He was always there to help and guide through words and actions. Elden was soft spoken and kind and loved Our Lord. We can hear God saying to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. He will be missed here on earth by many. Our sincere condolences to Mary, Jonathan and James and the whole family.
Ken & Laura Leawood
March 31, 2021
Elden was a wonderful Christian man and brother in the Lord. He always set a wonderful example to everyone he knew. He was a loving, caring gentle person who will be greatly missed.
I will miss seeing him every Sunday morning at East Baptist but know he is with his Lord and Savior.
My condolences to Mary, Jonathan and James and the rest of the family.