Dr. Paul Sequeira

Obituary of Dr. Paul Vincent Sequeira

Dr. Paul Vincent Sequeira, 80, of New Britain died Friday (Dec. 11, 2020) at the Hospital of Central CT. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya where he served in the 11th Battalion of the King’s African Rifles, and worked for the game department protecting the wildlife. He received a scholarship that allowed him to move to New York to attend Adelphi University. He would transition from a career in biology, to his true passion of education. While working in the New York public schools for over 25 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent he would earn his doctorate degree in education from Columbia University. After teaching at Western Connecticut State University he moved to Connecticut to serve as the Superintendent of Schools in New Britain, and sixteen years guiding the development of Waterbury public schools. He served on boards of the Hospital of Central CT, Teikyo Post University, and was a member of the esteemed New Britain Saturday Night Club. Dr. Sequeira was a tireless believer in providing the best education to all kids, and worked specifically in inner city school districts to advocate for those that were not in the best position to receive one. He was a devoted husband, and loving father who put his family above all else. While proud of his long career of accomplishments, he was most proud of his children. He was a great cook, and was known for his samosa keema patties. He loved to fly, loved to travel the world, and cherished the times that he would go on adventures with his sons. Dr. Sequeira is survived by his wife Maria (Howard) Sequeira, two sons Paul Vincent Sequeira Jr., and his fiancé Victora Koldertsova; Robert Vincent Sequeira, and his wife, Nika, and grandson Nicolas of New Canaan; and foster daughter Gloria Howard. Funeral services will be held Friday (Dec. 18, 2020) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church 158 Broad St. New Britain. Burial will be private. A walk through visitation will be Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain. Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.
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Friday
18
December

Walk Through Visitation

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday, December 18, 2020
Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Friday
18
December

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, December 18, 2020
Sacred Heart Church
158 Broad Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed.