Plantsville- Vaughn L. Sewell Sr., 75, husband of Lillian Dobratz Sewell, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 21 at Bradley Memorial Hospital, with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side. He was born July 15, 1930 in Monticello, Maine, a son of the late Elbridge and Goldie (Allen) Sewell. He served his country in the U. S. Army and was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He loved hunting, gardening, the Boston Red Sox and the UCONN teams. The family would like to Thank Dr. Patel, his staff and the staff at Bradley Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care Vaughn received. Besides his wife Lillian, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Michael and Kathy Sewell of East Haddam, Linda and David Canalia of Southington and Vaughn L. Jr. and Nancy Sewell of Meriden; eight grandchildren, Rebecca Sewell, Emma Sewell, Scott and Carol Weston, Erin Canalia, Joshua Ruiz, Vaughn L Sewell III and Joseph M. Sewell. He also leaves two sisters, Elva Beckwith of Poland Springs, ME and Pauline Cole of Hollis Center, ME; three brothers, Guy Sewell of Littleton, ME, Percy and Ruth Sewell of Passadumkeag, ME and Elbridge & Fern Sewell of Littleton, ME and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Danielle Marie Canalia; two brothers, Leyton Sewell and Donald Sewell and four sisters, Maxine Bulley, Helen Cullins, Ruth Parks and Joyce Sewell. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden with the Rev. Carl Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery in Meriden. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, March 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. If desired, contributions in Mr. Sewell's memory may be made to the First Lutheran Sunday School, 232 Bristol St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

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  1. I was deeply saddened to hear of Vaughn’s’ death. Thinking of Vaughn I remember his willingness to help all. I’ll never forget the day he powered washed my house. Vaughn was a great guy but you already knew that!! My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days ahead.

  2. I wish I could have been there for you today, it ment a lot to me that you came to my sister Marilyns’. I pray for your continued strenth. Love Laura

  3. Marilyn and I offer our sincere condolenses, at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Bill and Marilyn

  4. Michael & Kathy and family it is with deepest sympathy that we send this message, we hope that if there is anything we can do please let us know! You are in our prayers.

  5. We were very sorry to hear of our son-in-law’s (Guy Jr./Fred)Uncle Vaughn’s death. We know how he enjoyed visiting back in Maine. He will be missed by all his family. Our condolences.

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