Gregg W. Seabury
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Danbury, CT
Gregg W. Seabury
Gregg William Seabury, husband of Barbara D. Seabury, died on Saturday, November 4, surrounded by his family and loving friends. He was 67 years old. Born to John and Evelyn Seabury in 1949, Gregg took his first breath in the same hospital in which he took his last. After his parents' premature deaths, Gregg was raised with his brother John in the loving foster family of Charles and Gertrude Lewis in Southington, CT.
Gregg was admired and well-respected as a longtime teacher in the Danbury school system including Broadview Middle School, Rogers Park Middle School and Danbury High School. Known to his students as Superman, due to his resemblance to Christopher Reeves. He was the kind of teacher who connected with his students on a personal level and created friendships that would continue throughout their lifetimes.
To many students, he became more than just a teacher; he was a mentor, friend, and constant source of support. After his career in education, Gregg continued to contribute to his community as a Councilman for the city of Danbury for 14 years, a position held until his death. He also served on the Republican Town Committee and Republican State Central Committee.
Gregg is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Barbara D. Seabury, his brother and sister-in-law John and Carol Seabury, and his sister Barbara Seabury. His "dad" jokes will be sorely missed by his four children: Kori Smyth, Kyleen Dye, Kristy O'Brien, and stepson Brett Phillips. Known as Grandpa, Pappi, or simply Gegg to the little ones who loved him, Gregg will also be missed by his many grandchildren and surrogate grandchildren whom he adored and who thought he was a funny Grandpa who loved to have a good time.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Avenue, Danbury. A funeral service celebrating Gregg's life will take place on Thursday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, online at; or to the Danbury High School Basketball Scholarship Fund, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
"I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen lonely days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend. But I always thought that I'd see you again."-James Taylor

Published by Danbury News Times on Nov. 7, 2017.
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Gregg- You are in my thoughts and prayers often, God Love You.
Mike Blake
November 1, 2021
Miss you Gregg. Your roommate and friend, Mike
Michael Blake
November 1, 2020
Mr. Seabury was my teacher at Broadview. Sorry for your loss my God be with you and your family!!! A wonderful teacher.
Marchenia Anderson
November 27, 2017
Very sorry for your family's loss. May the good memories sustain you in the coming months. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in these coming months.
Patricia Villella
November 10, 2017
I am so so sorry for your loss. Mr. Seabury was my all time favorite science teacher. I had him in Junior high, (Rogers Park back in 1977), it must have been. So caring and he had all of his the students love what we learned because of how he taught. I was excited to see throughout the recent years of all his political involvements in Danbury, and my mother also worked with him at Rogers Park as well. What a great loss for so many people, and he was a wonderful man who gave to the entire Danbury Community. May your memories always last in your hearts forever.
Marita Mulvihill Ferguson
November 10, 2017
I'm so sad to hear of Gregg's passing. I will always remember the group of us at DHS that called ourselves the breakfast club. His great sense of humor was a wonderful way to start the day.
Mary Kennedy
November 10, 2017
To Barb and family,
I first met Gregg seeing him in the main office at DHS each morn at 6:30 (2001). He was subbing an extra class each day "I've got a wedding to pay for". Great dad, awesome teacher and a paragon of civic activism. My pleasure to have known such a man.
Tom Agnes
November 9, 2017
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Gregg was a wonderful man and an outstanding colleague and teacher. May he rest in peace.
James Ginch
November 9, 2017
Barbara and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Gregg. He and I worked together as a team at Broadview for several years. I truly loved every minute working with him as he always found a way to challenge both the students and the system. While working together we defied all rules while building things that would help to develop students' education of both science and geography. I so much enjoyed working with him.
Gregg always had a radiant smile and positive attitude of life. He was a true motivator for both our students and myself. I learned so much from Gregg. Rest in Peace.
Laura Wood
November 8, 2017
We are all so sorry to hear of your father's passing and we are praying for the peace of Christ to strengthen you and all your family.
Kathy & Mike Geier
Geier Kathy
November 8, 2017
Kori, Kyleen, and Kristi,
My most sincere sympathies go to you you and your families.
Carole Bakalar
November 8, 2017
Hi I will miss Mr. Seabury from the entire Trocolla family we are sorry for your loss. Daniel Katherine Richard and Charles.
Richard Trocolla
November 8, 2017
Greg A dear friend to teachers young and old students and parents A role model to many and a true force of good Hope of closure in time to all and his family will be of all the love they shared with him and his strong love of giving to all
November 8, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. And to your whole family who has lost a great man. He is now Home with the Lord... Hold that to your heart and know he is at peace!
All My Love,
Bethany Holick
November 8, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Terri Roma
November 8, 2017
God Love You Seabisquit R.I.P. old friend and roommate. Hulk
November 8, 2017
Very saddened to hear of Greggs passing.We were good friends during our time at Wesconn.I hadn't seen him for over 20 years and we ran into each other at J.K.'s.It was as if there had been no passage of time.Great guy,great smile always good to be around.This is a sad day
joe pannozzo
November 8, 2017
Gregg was a great pal with a huge heart and a great sense of humor. We will miss all the joking around and the unbelievably good times we had when we were all together. He was the best of the best....always there when we needed him. And the laughs we had! Such a special special guy. Things will never be the same. Love and condolences to Barbara, Brett, and Gregg's family and all of us who loved this wonderful guy.
Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh
November 7, 2017
Barbara & family: My deepest sympathies. I first met Gregg many, many years ago when he was painting the basement of The News-Times one summer. We began a friendship then and my respect and admiration of him grew even more significantly as I watched him work - for the good of our community - as a City Councilman. What a great leader ... and friend. Wayne Shepperd
November 7, 2017
I knew Gregg from our days at Wesconn in the late 60's and early 70's. Gregg was always a gentleman and had a good word for sorry to hear of his passing.
Susan Hanna Leonard
November 7, 2017
Kori and family; I am deeply saddened to hear the news of your father's passing. May you find comfort in the memories that you each have to assist in getting through this difficult time.
Tom Shevlin
November 7, 2017
Kori' I was very sorry to read of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family.
Robert Murphy
November 7, 2017
Gregg Seabury was a compassionate teacher, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was one of our best friends and travel companions. Our sincere condolences to Barbara and his daughters. We will miss him deeply.
Bob and Dianne Yamin
November 7, 2017
as a neighbor on moody lane Gregg was a lot of help ,great guy I talked to him about his family and the neighbor hood very pleasant always waved when he went by my house . He will be missed,thanks for your help
nabeel sabbagh
November 7, 2017
It's the rare ones among us who are strong yet tender-hearted, wise and optimistic in this often senselessly cruel world in which we live. Our community feels less than without you in it, Mr. Seabury, but at the same time you have left us with a fullness because of the man you were.
Cynthia Johnson
November 7, 2017
To Kori, Kyleen, Kristy, Barbara, and Brett,

My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. Gregg was not only my favorite teacher when I first met him as a student in Rogers Park, but later, a great friend. My favorite part of working as a police officer at DHS was my visits to his classroom and the countless BS sessions. Working for him painting was always an adventure and full of laughs. I do know this, he loved his girls and his grandchildren,Barbara and Brett. I will miss his laugh and his sense of humor. He was a great teacher, father, husband and friend. The City of Danbury lost a true gentleman who cared more about people than he did political party. RIP my friend.
Karl Murphy
November 7, 2017
The great ones are always taken too soon. Mr. Seabury was more than just a teacher, he was a mentor and friend. He gave me and many others memories that will last a lifetime. He was truly an exceptional teacher/man and will never be forgotten.
Haley Firmender
November 7, 2017
So sorry to hear this news. What a beautiful soul he was. Our deepest condolences to you Barbara and your family. Thinking of you, the DHS SBHC
Karen White
November 7, 2017
A beautiful wonderful being. Thank you Mr Seabury for being so memorable. You sparked my interest for everything/anything science. Forever in my heart! To the coolest teacher may your memory live on and strong!
Margaret Nunez
November 7, 2017
I will forever be grateful for the kindness and caring Gregg gave, though he certainly wasn't obligated to. He just did it because he was genuine and sincere and real. He was a wonderful man, and along with Barbara, had a very positive influence on my family. I know he was enjoying his "retirement" and I am so sorry that he won't be there as his grandchildren grow older. May he rest in peace.
November 7, 2017
He put a smile on everyone who he came in contact with.
Sam Khalil
November 7, 2017
Mrs. Seabury, I am so sad to hear of Mr. Seabury's passing. He was by far one of my most favorite and memorable teachers. I loved being able to see him around town. He will be very missed. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sandy Varejao Sanchez
November 7, 2017
So very sorry to learn of Gregg's passing. He was a super nice guy who always had a friendly hello and broad smile. He will be missed by all who knew him. With sincere sympathy.
Jodi Rell
Jodi Rell
November 7, 2017
This man was my School Dad when I started teaching on Team 2 at DHS. He would answer any questions, listen to me cry or vent, support me with parents and make me laugh. Many days my students would walk into class dripping wet. I'd ask them what happened and they'd reply that they had been late to science class - Gregg sprayed them until they got to their seat. One day I personally wanted to kill him - he sent a group of about ten students to my room with balloons to pop at exactly the same time. I thought it was gunshots and almost peed my pants. He loved being a public servant. In fact, he probably taught our students more about government than I did in Civics class. That's why when I read this article at first I was shocked that such a full of life man could be gone, then I smiled... even in death he's teaching Civics lessons better than me. While I may not have always agreed with him in politics, I always respected his service. peace to the Seabury family. A legend has left us. I will forever remember his kind eyes and caring smile.
Emily Pardalis
November 7, 2017
God speed Gregg.
Joe Santopolo
November 7, 2017
Gone to soon. Thank you for a wonderful legacy. Not many have accomplished what you seemed to do effortlessly. Our love to your family.
Christine Hislop Pudelko
November 7, 2017
Jodi Rell
November 7, 2017
There are so many things I feel but am unable to put into words, because the impact you had on my life...
I know I am not the only life you touched, and this can be seen through the overwhelming response to your unexpected passing. You were an incredible educator, an honorable mentor, and a friend to many...
You molded futures. You molded doctors, lawyers, and educators while also molding people who are passionate about what they do. You embodied the phrase walk in like you own the place in my head...
The passion you exhibited towards your students was over joyful. While you were so passionate about teaching science, you were passionate about everything you did. The point is, there was nothing you did half-hearted, and I hope you know not only was it noticed, but it was admired and appreciated. You treated your students as equals, and never failed to go out of your way to help them become more successful, which was appreciated immensely. Without a doubt, you were one of the finest educators I will ever know, and the same can be said for hundreds of other students whose lives you changed. While you were changing lives and pushing students to be as successful as you knew they could be, you never asked for anything from anyone. Endlessly you helped others, believed in others, and supported others all while never asking anything in return.
To the man whom was always my savior from 7th grade science to 9th grade science and a backbone til the day I graduated, you were a major male figure in my life for years to come... You'll will be sadly missed but, you will never be forgot!
Bianca Fregosi
November 6, 2017
Barbara and Brett so sorry for your loss
Cindy Schiavone
November 6, 2017
Dear Barbara and family,
Tom and I are so sorry to hear about Gregg.
We are grateful that we got to see him in the last couple of years . We will remember his warm smile that kept him looking like the Gregg we knew at Rogers Park. We will recall his easy laugh. We will continue to be touched by his sensitive reminiscence of his childhood home and by his sharing of the details of his childhood the day that we stood in a vintage home in Brewster. We will appreciate that he was a man who had heart.
Our hearts hurt for you. May you be buoyed by the cherished memories and the love and support of family and friends.
Karen Rezendes
November 6, 2017
I am selfishly sad to hear of Gregg's passing, yet feel fortunate to know 'Seabs' as a science teacher and professional mentor. All who knew him are better for the relationships he tirelessly pursued with his students and colleagues.
Thanks, Superman!
Patrick Conetta Ph.D
November 6, 2017
So sorry to see this post. Gregg and I were best friends in high school before college, work and life separated us. We had just recently reconnected on Facebook. My condolences to his family.
Steve Galiette
November 6, 2017
Gregg was my teacher, my mentor and my friend. I always knew that if I ever needed anything that he would be there for me...and he always was. He was a very special man. I will miss him.
Ed DeLisle
November 6, 2017
You know, I got to thinking and feeling bad that we haven't kept in touch as much over the past year or two. I'm a busy husband, and dad, and homeowner, and landlord (I thought you'd like that) and Sergeant, and that's just the way things go sometimes. Life has a funny way of getting in the way.

Then it dawned on me, those things that kept us from seeing each other, those are the very things that were made possible because of the way you treated me and took care of me and saw something in me when others had written me off. If it hadn't been for you taking me under your wing and believing in me, who knows what would have happened? I'm certain that I wouldn't be the person I am today.

I owe you a lot, pal. Thanks for everything.
November 6, 2017
So sorry to read about Gregg's passing. My condolences to his family. Gregg and I go back 30+ years. His great sense of humor and infectious smile will always be remembered. Miss you big guy!
Martin Abrams MD
November 6, 2017
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