The Life of Stewart F. Seccombe
From The Evening Sentinel - October 17, 1979
Stewart F. Seccombe
ANSONIA - Stewart F. Seccombe, 78, of 220 Wakelee Ave., husband of Grace Potter Seccombe, died Tuesday at Griffin Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Ansonia Oct. 1, 1901, son of the late Charles and Jane Hill Seccombe. He was born in the house in which he lived at the time of his death.
On Oct. 1925, he and his late brother, Lionel H. Seccombe, start Seccombe's Cleaning Shop at 52 Main St. where it remained until 1946, when they moved to 1 Holbrook St. The business is now operated by Donald A. Seccombe and Edward J. Lane, nephews. Mr. Seccombe was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ansonia and a 50-year member of George Washington Lodge A.F. and A.M.
He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a veteran member of Eagle Hose Company and was a captain in 1939 and 1940. He was a former member of the Second Company Governors Footguard, New Haven.
Besides his wife and nephews, he is survived by a brother, Fernleigh C. Seccombe of Buffalo; a sister, E. Herbert Pearl Johnson of Ansonia, and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St., Seymour with the Rev. Arthur Yost officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Ansonia in his memory in care of the funeral director.
SECCOMBE - Derby, Oct. 16. Stewart F. Seccombe, 78, of 220 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, husband of Grace P. Seccombe. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St., Seymour. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Contributions can be made to the First United Church, Ansonia, in his memory through the funeral director.
Members of the Eagle Hose Company of Ansonia are requested to assemble at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St., Seymour, at 7 p.m. Thursday to pay respects to past Capt. Stewart Seccombe, a retired member.
John Granatie, Jr. - Captain