On January 18, 2022, Seth Clark, age 30, of Keene NH, left this earth, searching for peace. Seth grew up in Shelburne MA, attending the Mohawk Trail Regional Schools and graduating from the Franklin County Technical School’s Carpentry program. He loved working with his hands and made a rocking chair in honor of his sister, which earned a first prize ribbon, as well as a state rosette at the local fairs. He was talented and creative in his younger years, also earning a state rosette for a book of Chinese calligraphy. Another creative venture was coming up with ideas for Halloween. He won several years in a row for wearing an actual carved pumpkin over his head with varying costumes.
Seth persevered through difficulties in his life. He had a gradual hearing loss as a child, learning to lip read on his own until he received dual cochlear implants. He participated in the annual Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis, supporting research to find a cure for his sister. He continued his perseverance by riding his bicycle to work in all kinds of weather. He was most recently a manger at Burger King. He loved learning new things and passing that knowledge on to others. He took pride in his work as well as providing for his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed online gaming and spending time with his daughter. His favorite pastime was reading to her at bedtime.
Seth leaves behind his 15-month-old daughter Athena, his partner Heidi Kissell and his “step-son” Malachi Silvernale, his mother Sandra (Merriott) Gaffey and her partner Bruce Newcomb of Shelburne MA, his father Walter Clark and his wife Heyde of Lima Peru, his grandparents Judy Merriott of Orlando FL and James Merriott and his wife Ginny Peck of Shelburne MA.
He was predeceased by his sister Audrey Clark and grandparents Walter and Deceane Clark and Gail White. Cheshire Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements www.cheshirefamilyfh.com A Celebration of Life will be held on April, 30, 2022 at 2:00pm with reception to follow at Trinity Church, 17 Severance Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.
If you are in pain and hurting, please reach out to someone. Life is so precious and much too short. Please show the ones you love that you love them.
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