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NEWPORT NEWS - Megan Rebecca Seney of Newport News died of an acute illness Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the age of 31. She was born to parents Franklin D. Seney, Jr., M.D. and Rebecca Mazzarella in New Haven, Connecticut. Megan attended schools in Dallas, Texas, and Newport News before attending Oak Hill Academy, from which she graduated as salutatorian in 2003. In her commencement address, she stated "We all have so much to get out of life; never forget that it is up to us to reach out and grasp what is to come". She went on to become a loving mother, wife, and veterinary technician, working at Churchland Animal Clinic in Portsmouth until the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Aivars Cudney, son Oliver Patrick Worth, age 5 years, newborn daughter Adelaide Willow Cudney, her grandmother Irvene F. Seney of Newport News, her father of Newport News, her mother and husband Mario Mazzarella, Ph.D. of Newport News, in-laws Dan and Margaret Cudney of Ocean View, sister Erin E. Seney, Ph.D. and husband Bryan Smouther of Melbourne, Florida, sister Lauren P. Seney and husband Robert Crispens of Newport News, brother Kevin F. Seney of Charlottesville, nephews Nolan Smouther and Logan Crispens, uncles Richard F. Seney and William C. Schmidt, stepsiblings Haley and Tommy Mazzarella, and multiple cousins. Megan loved her children dearly, as she did her husband and family. She particularly loved reading with her son, laughter, the joy of dancing, the pleasures of writing, caring for animals, the vibrant rusts and oranges of autumn, and the beauty of willow trees, after which she named her daughter. Though we are profoundly saddened by the brevity of her life, we know that Megan's legacy will live eternally in the hearts and minds of her children, family, and friends. And we will remember the extraordinary beauty of her smile when we read with her children, when animals play, when butterflies and dragonflies grace our gardens, when fall leaves dance in the air, when deep orange sunsets adorn the skies, when spectacular fingers of sunlight soar above majestic clouds, and when willow trees renew their graceful splendor each and every spring. The family thank countless wonderful individuals at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance service. We also wish to thank innumerable extraordinary friends and particularly wish to thank Sister Bernard Magill for her remarkable kindness, guidance, and support. Two trusts will be established, one for each of Megan's children. Those who wish to donate in lieu of flowers may send checks made out to either maternal grandparent (Rebecca Mazzarella or Franklin D. Seney, Jr.) with the "to line" adding FBO (for the benefit of) the individual child's name, either Adelaide Willow Cudney or Oliver Patrick Worth. If donating to both children, please send separate checks. These may be mailed to the attention of James M. Erikson, P.C., P. O. Box 3696, Williamsburg, VA 23185. An announcement regarding a ceremony celebrating Megan's life will follow in the weeks to come.

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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 2, 2016.
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February 24, 2019
To Dr. Seney , I still pray for you and the family for your loss ! please know I will never forget how you took care of Debbie you are a wonderful person and my thoughts will always be with you and yours,
David Lloyd
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January 4, 2017
Frank,
Patricia and I recently heard of your tragic loss. We send our sincere condolences . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve Voljavec
October 1, 2016
I literally just heard about this and it breaks my heart. me and megan were friends and unfortunately lost touch after working at boulevard. ollie had attended a couple of my daughters birthday partys and we all hung out. Im so very sorry. Megan was an amazing person. My heart goes out to her babies.
erin belleville
April 2, 2016
Frank and family,

I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your daughter. It is I'm sure so much more difficult when this sad event was preceded by the excitement of the pregnancy and all the expectation that comes with it. Frank, I think about you often and want you to know that I am praying for you to have the strength you will need to get through this very tough time. Life is so fragile and her death is so difficult in that in happened so suddenly without warning. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Sincerely,
Jon Swenson
March 20, 2016
To All,

Thank you for your beautiful and comforting thoughts. My Family and I are lucky to have such wonderful friends.

Blessings to all,
Frank Seney
March 7, 2016
Dr. Seney and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your daughters passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Melissa Lloyd
March 7, 2016
Dear Dr. Seney and Family,

So sorry to learn of the passing of your daughter. The touching tribute has made us feel as though we knew her. Please accept our deepest sympathy and caring.
Brent and Suzanne Perl
March 5, 2016
Dear Dr. Seney, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Megan. I can tell she was a beautiful person inside and out and touched everyone around her in some way. God bless you and your family. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you all at this time of need.
Sincerely,
Miranda Hayden
March 4, 2016
Dr. Seney,
I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you with His loving presence and grace.
Meg Dean
March 4, 2016
Dr. Seney, I am very sorry to hear about your lose. I recall you asking me about my children and I would ask about yours. Peace be with you and your family.
Joanie McRae
March 3, 2016
It's ALWAYS hard losing a OHA sibling, especially when he or she is still young. I never knew her, but she is now secure in God's hands. Bailey Rives, OHA '85
Bailey Rives
March 3, 2016
Megan and I were friends at Riverside Elementary; we and a few other friends lovingly called ourselves "the weirdos." I remember Megan's birthday parties -- and how we "trick-or-treated" at our 5th grade teacher's home, which was behind Megan's -- and how we colored on and traded "hole reinforcements" for college-ruled paper (many of which landed on our foreheads). I am sad and sorry to say I don't think I have seen Megan since our early teens at separate middle schools. But I will always remember our time spent together and her at once boisterous and gentle spirit. I will always remember her for her clever wit, her creative mind, and her generous heart. And I will hold her children, her partner, her siblings, and her parents close in my heart. May her memory be a blessing. Sweet Megan, may you and your loved ones find your peace.
Katie H
March 3, 2016
I was one of Megan's Veterinary Technology instructors in Indianapolis. We all are so very sorry to hear about Megan. Such a huge loss for all of you. Megan was such a joy to teach
M J Moody
March 3, 2016
We were wonderfully blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing young woman during her time at Oak Hill Academy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

Coach and Mrs. Bailey
Carrie Lynn Bailey
March 2, 2016
My Condolences to the Family of Megan.
I knew her from Oak Hill Academy and we were in classes together and we were friends. I am Deeply Saddend by this News and she will truly missed by myself and all who knew her at Oak Hill. Again my Condolences.
Rebecca Rodgers
(OHA Class '02)
March 2, 2016
Becky, I am so sorry for your loss of Megan. Enjoy Adelaide and Oliver to keep her with you in your heart. Jeanne Sherer St Petersburg, Florida
March 2, 2016
Dear Irveve, I was heart-broken to read about the passing of your granddaughter, Megan. You and I taught at Warwick High years ago. You shall be in my thoughts and prayers. I believe we both went to St Andrews Epscopal Church. In Christ. Barbara A. Miller (Williamsburg, VA)
Barbara Miller
March 2, 2016
Dearest Frank and Seney family: Our hearts are aching for you. Our prayers are with you daily. May God comfort you and give you hope during this valley of pain. Your wonderful memories will be the shining stars in your dark night of grief. Most Sincerely, Dan and Linda Johnson
Dan and Linda Johnson
March 2, 2016
This is such a beautiful obituary. With our sympathy and thoughts to you and your entire family.
Gina Woodward
March 2, 2016
What a beautiful obituary. With sympathy for you entire family-Gina and Eddie Woodward
March 2, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William and Christine Banks
March 2, 2016
Rebecca and Mazz,
So very, very sorry for the loss of this beautiful young mother.

Sincerely, the Peters Family
March 2, 2016
To the Seney family, We are so very sadden to learn of your loss our prayers go out to you We didn't know Megan but her dad talked about his children often he is so proud of them all To Dr.Seney our hearts are broken for you and please know we will always pray for you and your family GOD SPEED YOU LITTLE ANGEL!
Debbie & David Lloyd
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