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Winifred C. (Sullivan) SEERY

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SEERY, Winifred C. (Sullivan) Winifred C.(Sullivan) Seery, 75, wife of Daniel J. Seery, died on Friday (January 29, 2010) at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Erie, PA, the daughter of Francis J. and Sarah (Davis) Sullivan. Winifred graduated with honors from East Stroudsburg College and received her masters degree from Penn State University. She taught at the University of Hartford for several years. Winnie greatly enjoyed writing and shared this love through teaching, writing, and publishing. She was working on a full-length comedy mystery novel. She was a member of the Mystery Writers of Americ a and Sisters in Crime. A lifelong lover of dogs, she was never without a biscuit in her pocket during her neighborhood walks. Winnie enjoyed the beauty and simple pleasures of creation, travel, food and friendships, and was always mindful of the needs of others. Besides her husband, Winnie is survived by her children, Daniel Seery of Manchester, Thomas Seery and his wife, Michelle, of Willington, and Eileen Keegan and her husband, Scott, of Glastonbury; by her grandchildren, Valerie Seery, Jonathan and Ryan Seery, and Paige and Dillon Keegan; by her brother, Francis Sullivan, and his wife, Joan Gallagher, of Elkins Park, PA; and by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Storrs with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury. Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory with a donation to any Haiti relief fund or a charity of your choice.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 31, 2010
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