Roland Seeley sits in front after a Boston Post Cane presentation. In back are family members, from left, Rebecca Seeley, Calvin Seeley, Jane Seeley and Ralph Seeley. Submitted photo

Roland Seeley of Benton, 96, was presented Benton’s Boston Post Cane Feb. 23.

Seeley was born in Fort Fairfield on Feb. 1, 1927. When he turned 17, he enlisted in the service, and a year later he started his tour of duty in the Navy on the Franklin Delano Roosevent aircraft carrier during World War II.

He completed two years of service with the rank of SSMB 3rd class and an additional five years in the reserves.

His parents moved to Benton in 1944, where he lived after returning from the service. He met his wife Hilda Fish in Benton, and together they moved into his parents’ house on the Bangor Road in 1959. They shared 72 years of marriage before her death in April 2020.

Seeley has four children, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Some of Seeley’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, bowling, snowmobiling and golf.

He enjoys having his family and friends visit, and reminiscing about the life he loves.


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