SANFORD, Maine - Paul E. Seavey, 81, of Sanford, died on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness.
He was born in Rochester on April 13, 1936, son of Ernest and Alexina (Ferland) Seavey, attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1954. He married Stella Rodrigue, November 22, 1962. He resided in Sanford and Wells Beach.
Paul was a retired teacher and school administrator. His career included: Principal and teacher at Barnstead Elementary School, Assistant Principal and teacher at American Schools in Germany, Teacher at Spaulding High School Director of Adult Education and Assistant Principal at Spaulding High School, Assistant Principal at Sanford High School and Principal of Biddeford High School until his retirement from education in 1990. In 1989, he was one of nine Principals in the U.S. to receive the Award for Leadership from The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the development of Fine Arts Studies at the high school level.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen; brothers and sisters Richard, Daniel, Phyllis, and Arline.
He is survived by his wife, Stella; daughters, Suellen Troup, and Karen MacNeill; a brother James Seavey; and a sister Adele Timmins; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.