November 16, 1987 - December 13, 2016
Walpole, Massachusetts | Age 29
Sean P. Padell, age 29, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on November 16, 1987, he was raised in East Walpole. As a young boy, Sean enjoyed traveling with his family to visit his grandparents in Tampa, Florida and loved visiting Disney World. Sean was active in the Cub Scouts and later the Boy Scouts of America and was always prepared for a camping trip to Sebago Lake with his family. He loved being outdoors and became a Youth Member of the Wrentham Sportsmans Club, where he enjoyed fishing and archery. While competing in a 3-D archery shoot at the club, he earned 1st Place in the Youth Division. Sean also enjoyed playing youth soccer in Walpole for many years as well as catching a round of golf with his Dad at the Foxboro Country Club.
Sean graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 2005 and continued his studies at Massasoit Community College. Drawing on the archery skills that he learned as a young boy, Sean taught archery and was a range master at the Hale Reservation for many years. While working toward his undergraduate degree, Sean taught himself how to snowboard and spent a season working at the Blue Hills Ski Area. He later transferred to the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where in 2011 he earned his Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Biology. After graduating from UMass, he took an EMT Course in 2008, earning his Basic EMT License. Sean went to work for Fallon Ambulance in 2009, where he developed lifelong friendships. He achieved certification in Urban Search and Rescue.
Sean returned to UMass Boston, enrolling in a Master's Degree Program, to earn a degree in Education. He was a student teacher at Charlestown High School as a part of the program and was awarded his Masters this year. He loved teaching and served as a substitute teacher in the Boston Public Schools and as a STEM teacher at the Independent Institute in Brockton. Sean also served as a long term substitute at Walpole High School in the Spanish Department, teaching himself the language as he went.
Alongside his Dad, Sean began practicing target shooting and competitive cowboy shooting, under the alias Joe Cartwright, while his father was Ben Cartwright. He learned the guitar and keyboard (self-taught) and enjoyed writing and drawing as well as having an interest in Astronomy and was a recent member of the Rhode Island Astronomical Society.
Cherished son of Jeffrey M. and Susan C. (Carrigan) Padell.
Devoted brother of Joseph M. Padell and his wife Meg of Franklin and Daniel C. Padell of East Walpole.
Loving longtime boyfriend of Quadasha "Q" Petit of Walpole.
Also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Sean's Life Celebration on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 4-8 PM and Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 9-9:30 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Mass Citizen's for Life, c/o The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M9, Boston, MA 02129 or the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.