, Salem, MA

August 14, 2013

Eileen J. Seaward, 87

Danvers — Mrs. Eileen J. (Homan) Seaward, 87, beloved wife of the late Philip J. Seaward Jr., died on Sunday evening, August 11, 2013, at the Atrium in Danvers.

Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Corbett) Homan. She received her education in the Danvers School System.

Mrs. Seaward had been employed for several years as a secretary for the Atlantic Center for the Environment in Ipswich. As a young woman, she had worked at the United Shoe Machine Corporation in Beverly, and had also worked at Harvard University as a proof reader and editor of doctoral theses.

A resident of Wenham for many years before returning to Danvers, she was a former member of the First Church in Wenham and its Enonites Group, which prepared meals for elderly church members. She had a passion for genealogy and was a member of the Dodge Family Association. Mrs. Seaward enjoyed bird watching, and as a young mother, she served as a Cub Scout den leader.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Paul Seaward and his wife, Nancy, of South Hamilton, and their children, Julia and Timothy Seaward, a late son, Philip W. Seaward and his children, Molly Seaward, Patrick Seaward, and Philip Seaward and his wife, Meghan, and their daughter, Sienna; niece, Marcia Potter of Ipswich; her nephew, Stanley Smolenski of Bridgewater, N.H.; and her former daughter-in-law, Nadine Donnell and her husband, Charles, of York, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, in her spirit, please plant a flower and watch IT grow or smile at a stranger. Contributions may also be made in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held graveside, at the Wenham Cemetery, Route 1A, Wenham, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. As requested, there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements by the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly. For information, directions, or condolences, please visit