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George J. Seyez

04/07/1938 - 09/09/2021


Obituary For George J. Seyez

George J. Seyez Jr., 83, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Joan M. (Lawrence) Seyez.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late George J. and Eliza (Usher) Seyez.
George had worked as a Bristol Police Officer for 22 years, retiring as Sergeant in 1987. He was also the owner and operator of George Seyez Plastering in Bristol, RI, for many years. He was a Communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered at the food pantry. Mr. Seyez was one of the first canine handlers for the Bristol Police Department and President of the Blue Knights Association. He was also a life member of the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department, with 55 years of service with the Defiance Hose Company. He was also a life member and served as the Captain of the Bristol Fire Police. He enjoyed spending time with his family and wintering in Florida, was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking for all the holidays. He graduated from Salve Regina with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, George J. Seyez III, twin daughters, Mary Beth Olsen (John) and Lisa A. Marshall (Gary) all of Bristol, RI. He is also survived by five grandchildren, David Squillante (Doran Smith), Gary Marshall, Gregory Marshall (Monica), Bethany Marshall (Adam Powell), and Alyssa Montgomery (Bobby), and one great granddaughter, Ella Montgomery. A sister, Barbara Coen (Michael) of Naples, FL, sister-in-law Marge Seyez, and brother-in-law Watson Lunt. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary E. Lunt and his brother Don Seyez.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 4-7PM, at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 9:00AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM, in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren, RI.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Fire and Rescue Department, 4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol, RI, 02809 or to St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885.
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  • I'm so sorry. He was a great person I'll miss him Robert Karnes

  • Our most heartfelt sympathies go our to Joan and family on your lost of George. A great public servant and caring individual who will surely be missed. -Bob and Bertha Paré

  • I will definitely miss George. We did many trips to Cranston and back for the St. MARY of the Bay food pantry. His comments and opinions were very lively. Your a good man George. God bless you -- God bless you Joan and the family Bob and Kathy DoD.

  • Dear Seyez Family - George was a wonderful person and I enjoyed hearing his stories, whether it was around town or when he did plastering at my house (his craftsmanship was superb, by the way). He will be greatly missed - please know my thoughts are with you. Bill Chittick, Church St, Bristol -

  • Our Sympathies to Joan and family during these tough times. We would see George and Joan at church every week and always looked forward to seeing them there. Jacki and Jay Ferreira

  • Dear Joan and family. Please accept our deepest condolences. George was a great man.

  • Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear about George we were friends for over 30 years and we would bust each other. We were both fire and police together Ziggy will always be missed. Our prayers go with you all love Paul and Ann D' Amico

  • Dear Joan and family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I will always remember George. May your many happy memories of him bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Paul E. Castro

  • To Joan & family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, George. My prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Dot Almeida

  • A forever thank you for your generosity to the Beach Rd/Peck Ave boys of the '50s and '60s who looked up to you and brother Don as mentors and role models. We always looked forward to your return from Florida, enjoyed the meals you cooked for us, the sports you taught us, the occasional field trips to Fenway Park , and the time you gave us. Jim Manchester and the gang from Beach Rd and Peck Ave

  • To Marybeth and the entire family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May the good memories get you all through this difficult time. May he RIP you are in my Prayesr & thoughts

  • To Joan and family. Wanted to say how sorry we are about George's passing. He was a great guy to work with and y husband enjoyed him company playing cards. Will keep you in our prayers

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