STURBRIDGE-FISKDALE: Chester Edward Sey Sr. died peacefully in his home November 16 surrounded by his loving family and dear friend following a long and brave struggle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Brookfield June 28, 1941, son of the late William and Sophia (Yaskoski) Sey.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pauline (Peloquin) Sey, his son, Chester Sey Jr., his wife Heather, their children Lauryn and Emma Sey; daughter Rebecca Gaumond, her children Aric, Regina, Joseph, and Aidanne Gaumond, their father Eugene Gaumond; daughter Deanne Cardenas, her husband Rafael, their children Elaina and Steven Cardenas. He was predeceased by his brother William in 1988 and his father-in-law and dear friend Albert Peloquin in 1998. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Agnes Peloquin; his aunt and uncle, Chester and Merle Yaskoski and Aunts Kathleen, Shane, and Florence Yaskoski; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Raoul Desy; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Deanne and John Trevvett; as well as nephews and many cousins and dear friends.
Chet was raised in Brookfield by his paternal grandmother, Emma (Willard) Sey following the deaths of his parents. He joined the United States Army in 1963, assigned to the First Cavalry Division, and served in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in 1965. Most notable in his memory was the battle of the IaDrang Valley where hundreds of his comrades were lost; the memory of which never left him.
He moved to Sturbridge (Fiskdale) when he married Pauline in 1969. Chet was a devoted husband and loving father to his three children and beloved “Papa” to his three grandsons, known to him as his buddies and pals and his five granddaughters known as his sweethearts.
He coached Little League, never missed a hockey practice and guided grandsons in the building of prize-winning pinewood derby cars. He enjoyed carpentry and had a great passion for nature and the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Other than his home, his favorite places on earth were Alaska and the north woods of Maine.
Following his military service, he worked for a number of years for the concrete division of Kesseli and Morse Company in Worcester. He retired from Soper Construction Company in 2003 where he enjoyed working for 26 years as an equipment operator. Bud, Joe, Teresa, and all the guys he worked with were his second family. He was a parishioner of St. Anne St. Patrick in Fiskdale.
Chet was a kind, honest, hard-working, and loving man. He is dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 20, from 2:00PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM. at the family’s home, 11a LaFlamme Lane, Sturbridge (Fiskdale), MA 01518. His funeral Mass will be at 10:00AM, Wednesday, November 21, in St. Anne St. Patrick Church, Church St. Fiskdale section of Sturbridge.
Please note the calling hours are in the Family’s Home at 11A LaFlamme Lane.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Suite 202C, Lilburn, GA 30047