Kevin J. Seeley
Kevin J. Seeley, 63, retired Brookfield police officer, cherished husband of Patricia (Schimkosky) Seeley, died at Danbury Hospital on October 17. He was born in Newburgh, N.Y., July 19, 1953, and was the beloved son of Joseph Seeley of Wallkill, N.Y., and the late Dolores (McKeel) Seeley.www.woundedwarriors.org.
He was a graduate of Ulster Community College. He began his law enforcement career at the City of Newburgh Police Department. Ofc Seeley served as chief of police of the Lake Lillinonah Authority for many years, devoted to ensuring safe and enjoyable recreation for all.
He devoted his life to serving the community, retiring after 35 years of service with the Brookfield Police Department. Upon retirement he enjoyed working as a school safety officer for Middle Gate Elementary School in Newtown. He was also a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He enjoyed boating on Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah, relaxing on the beach, and fishing with his sons. His happiest moments were spent with his wife, watching his sons' sporting events, or meticulously caring for his home and yard. Family was the most important thing to him and he always looked forward to family vacations, but also loved just spending time with his sons.
In addition to his father, and his wife of 40 years, he will be sadly missed by his two sons, Kevin W. Seeley of South Salem, N.Y., and Patrick C. Seeley, and his wife, Laura, of Brookfield; his grandson, Harrison Seeley; his brother, Kent, and his wife, Tina; and his sister, Caren Palen, and her husband, Frank. He is also survived by an uncle and aunt; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held privately at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, N.Y.
The family will receive friends at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Thursday, November 3, between the hours of 4 and 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 or