SEIFER, Matthew Of Hull, MA, celebrated 103 years of life April 5,1908 - January 5, 2012. Beloved husband of Lillian (Wood) Seifer, and the late Augusta (Fagin) Seifer. Devoted father of Joseph and his wife Ramona, Sandra Bonilla, and the late Richard Seifer and his surviving spouse, Beverly. Dear grandfather of Amy Prychal, Michael Seifer, David Naterman, Randi Butter, Paul Seifer, Tammi Kiker, Jodi Dunlop, and Samantha and Richard Seifer. Matthew is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren and loving great-great-grandchildren. Loving brother of Joel and his wife Blanche, and the late Jack, and Charlotte (Arkie). Referred to by his many colleagues as a living legend, Matthew Seifer worked 33 years for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics/DrugEnforcement Agency. In 2006, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. Matthew graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy with a Pharmaceutical Chemist degree in 1930. He was married to Augusta "Gussie" Fagin for 47 years until her death. He proudly served his country in World War ll even though he was 36 years old and had 3 children and could have been deferred. He served in the Navy as a Pharmacist Mate. He lived at home in Hull, MA, with his wife of 24 years, Lillian (Wood) Seifer, until one month ago when his health deteriorated. Matthew Seifer spent his life serving the law enforcement community and his country, and giving his love and wisdom unconditionally to his fortunate family and friends. We celebrate his life and all the blessings he had during his 103 years. Services at Brezniak-Rodman Chapel, 1251 Washington St., (Corner of Chestnut St.) W. NEWTON on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Shalom, 600 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.
Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2012.