The Passing of LWV’s Ada Seaman

Ada Seaman, a tireless and longtime citizen activist in the city, died on Monday. Her commitment to the community and public service set an example for all of us to follow.

From today’s Herald obituary

Ada F. (Ferre) Seaman, 89, widow of Stanley R. Seaman since 1971, of New Britain, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Brittany Farms Health Center.

Ada was born in New Britain to the late Carlo and Mary (Bina) Ferre and was a lifelong resident.

Ada was a graduate of New Britain High School and had been employed by Fafnir Bearing for 32 years, retiring in 1983.

She was a parishioner of St. Ann Church, a member of the Italian Fraternal Society, Charter Member of the League of Women Voters, where she served as president for many years and board member in several capacities since 1974.

She was especially proud in 1971 earning the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, the Susan B. Anthony Award. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Friendship Center in New Britain.

She is survived by her son, Robert Seaman and his partner, Jill Cristo of Bloomfield; a brother, Cesildo Ferre and his wife, Mary, of Kensington and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at 9 a.m. from the New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to LWVUS Education Fund, Nelsons, Treasurers, League of Women Voters, New Britain area, P.O. Box 1574, New Britain, CT 06050.

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