Clayton B. Seabury
Clayton B. Seabury, 70, of North Kingstown passed away peacefully this first week of the New Year 2014. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Lynn Fontaine and her husband Joseph, his grandchildren Reneé and Benjamin and his identical twin brother Clifton Seabury. He was born in Bangor, Maine to parents Arthur and Vera (Latham). Clayton graduated from East Providence High School. His beloved Uncle Rollie took him under his wing and taught him the trade of being an electrician. He spent his early years wiring houses before obtaining his journeyman’s electrician license. He roamed the halls and passageways of the “Superman Building”, the current RISD library, and countless other manufacturing facilities. Clayton specialized in fire alarm systems, spending over two decades on the site of the former Hoechst Celanese plant in Coventry while working for Industrial Electric. He summered in Wickford every year since a child where he made lifelong friends. He moved permanently to Wickford after marriage where he set deep roots. Clayton was a salt of the sea, having completed several sailing expeditions to the St Thomas area from Narragansett Bay. He stayed true to his course of nautical importance enjoying his time on Narragansett Bay while boating or spending countless hours at his local boat yards and builders where he said “I learn something new every day”. He vacationed every year since childhood in Ocean Park, Maine with his family, a tradition given to him by his parents, his father being the visiting camp minister at Oceanwood. He was an active member in The First Baptist Church in Wickford. He would have celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Susan Seabury on January 11th. Clayton was a dedicated family man and great friend to many. He looked forward to simply visiting with his family, or taking his grand kids around the state to share with them his love of museums and nautical destinations. His family and friends were of great importance to him; Clayton cherished talking with all of you and loved to run into old friends in and around town. He was one of those who had the gift to talk with those he just met, we witnessed countless times where he would make them laugh and forget about their troubles. A viewing will be held on Monday January 6th in The Butterfield Chapel from 4:00-8:00pm. The funeral will be held in The Butterfield Chapel at 10:00am on Tuesday January 7th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ocean Park Association, PO Box 7296, Ocean Park, ME 04063.
Bill and Nancy - 01/04/2014
Nancy and I can not begin to tell you how saddened we are of your loss. Clayton meant so much to us, as he did to everybody he knew, he was a great friend with a heart of gold and he brought so many gifts to our life. Clayton will remain in our hearts forever. We will never forget him ! Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Ken and Kris - 01/04/2014
We extend our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. We will all miss Clay terribly.
Ken & Kris
SID & BARBARA - 01/04/2014
Our most Sincere Sympathy to Sue and family. It was with shock we learned of Clayton's unexpected and untimely passing. We enjoyed Clayton and his great stories and information on all topics and matters of the heart. We will always have these very special memories of this most unique gentleman. God Bless us all through this most trying time.
Marry Gormally - 01/05/2014
Dearest Susan, Lynn, Joe, Renee' and Ben,
Clay was a unique character to many of us. To you he was husband, father and grandfather. To all of us he was loved.
I will miss Clayman and keep all the memories in my heart.
God Bless us at this difficult time.
Lee Waterbury - 01/05/2014
Clay was just fun! He was always the same: cheerful, quirky, and talkative. While I didn't know him well, he always acted as though I did and he seemed to pick up where we left off in the library, Dave's, or on the streets of Wickford. He was a decent, salt of the earth kinda guy and a loss to his family and our community. My deepest sympathy to his sweet wife Susan, and I'll remember to keep her in my prayers.
WALT AND JANET SOBAN - 01/05/2014
WE HOPE YOU CAN FIND COMFORT IN THE CARING THOUGHTS AND GOOD MEMORIES THAT SURROUND YOU. OUR SYMPATHY.
Ducky and Louise - 01/05/2014
Sue and family,
So so sorry for you loss. Duck enjoyed it when you stopped by when he was in the yard. Those little chats will be hard to replace.
Kathy and Carl Bowen - 01/05/2014
We were so saddened to learn of Clay's death. How happy he was on New Year's Day hiking at Fisherville with you and his family, of course wearing his Crocs, even in the cold of winter!
He will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Diane Amaral - 01/05/2014
You were the first neighbor to welcome us to the neighborhood and count you and Sue as Friends. We will miss you.
Gordon and Joyce McElhaney. 1/5/2014 - 01/05/2014
Susan, Lynn, Joe, Renee' and Ben,
Joyce and were shocked to hear of Clay's passing . He will be forever etched into our memories for the unforgettable times that we had together. Whether it was on Narragansett Bay on your boat or on our boat going to Noank, we had the greatest of times with Clay and Susie.
We'll miss you 'Claymore',
Mac & Joyce
Ray Matteson 01/06/2014 - 01/05/2014
Sue, I am going to miss my old friend calling me looking for some antique reproduction hardware and his friendly and loving way. We spent many days hanging around Hamilton beach when we were teenagers, we have been friends ever since. God Bless hts family, Ray
Toni Andersen - 01/05/2014
My deepest sympathies to your family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace knowing he is with God.
Diane and Jim Tiernan - 01/05/2014
Dear Sue and family,
Our deepest condolences go out to you and Lynn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May he be at peace and watch over all of you.
Paul and Jean Robinson, - 01/05/2014
We will miss Clay, as he always had time to stop and chat. We enjoyed seeing him on the bay in his Duffy Jr.
Our condolences to you and your family
Paul and Jean
Allan and Judy Bucklin - 01/05/2014
Dear Susan and family,
A dear friend called us here in NC to let us know of Clayton's passing. We treasure our recent conversations with Sue and Clay in recent months in RI and will miss him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan and Libby Urish - 01/05/2014
Our heart and prayers goes out to you, Sue, and your family in this great loss. Clay was a good friend who was always a pleasure to talk with. We will miss him.
tim cranston - 01/06/2014
Sue and family, My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I am so proud to have been among Clay's friends; he was a truly good man and a fellow history buff whose knowledge and assistance was always appreciated. I will miss him. You are in my prayers
Preston and Mimi Seabury - 01/06/2014
Susan, our deepest condolences to your family. We have always been grateful for the kindness you and Clayton have shown my mother Freela over all these years. A caring man that we all will miss.
Lisa & Sean McCracken - 01/06/2014
We are very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Pat Rose - 01/06/2014
Sue & family,
I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Clay's passing. Skip had some great stories of when they were younger. I can see the two of them looking down on us.My heart goes out to all of you35AHYr
Lyman Davenport and Carole Bradley - 01/06/2014
Sue & Family
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss.
Vince & Patricia Alessandro - 01/06/2014
Sue and Family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Leigh Tyler MacDonald - 01/07/2014
Sue and Lynn - what a beautiful tribute. I remember Clay fondly from growing up in Hamilton. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jean Lawrence - 01/08/2014
Though I never met Clayton face to face, we shared some wonderful memories via the telephone. His love of Wickford, its history and "characters" as well as the First Baptist Church was so clear from his conversations. My sympathies go out to the family. May the memories you have made and your faith sustain you in the coming days.
Stephen and Susan Mancini - 01/08/2014
Sue and Lynn,
So sorry for your loss of husband and dad. Please know that Clay will forever live in our hearts. He will truly be missed.
bob - 01/11/2014
susan we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband clayton, be comforted in knowing he was a good man and he is in heaven now bob&jodi dugas
Christine Hager - 02/21/2014
I knew "Cwayton" in Ocean Park from the time I was a very small child. He and Susan helped my mother with her house each fall. Last Spring Clayton and Susan visited for several days in OP. I am so saddened by his death and shall think of him each time I go to OP. My thoughts go out to Susan.