Seth Adam Mattson

April 13, 1981 - August 25, 2007
Seth Adam Mattson

Seth Adam Mattson, 26 year old resident of the Bottom in downtown Wilmington, died Saturday, August 25, 2007 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 13, 1981 and grew up in Newburyport, MA. He attended Brewster Academy and High Point University. He was an employee of the Red Cross, and was currently enrolled at Cape Fear Community College. An avid sports fan and supporter of historic preservation, Seth loved basketball, swimming, boating, weight-lifting, playing with his niece, and architecture. He was frugal and had a dry sense of humor and fresh honesty.

He is deeply loved and will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and those he touched along the way. He is survived by his parents, Bonnie Mattson and Greg Mattson, his sister, Tiffany, brother-in-law Ben, and niece Isabella Erichsen, his fiancé Bessi Tarrants and their dog Grundle, all of Wilmington. Other family include his Aunt Carole and Uncle Rob Berley of Media, PA, his cousins Ryan and Eric Berley of Philadelphia; and also Uncle Steven, Aunt Maddy, and Carly Mattson of Lyme, CT.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship 4313 Lake Avenue 1:00 PM Tuesday August 28, 2007.

Memorials may be made to the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross in lieu of flowers. 1102 S. 16th Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone 910.791.9099


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  • August 27, 2007
    Quentin and Renee says:
    We would like to express our deepest regrets and sorrows for your loss. You are all in our thoughts. Although we are not there physically, we are there for you spiritually.

  • August 27, 2007
    Joanne and Michael Bider says:
    There are no words we can use to express how devastated and very sad we were to hear about Seth. We know how much he was loved and cherished. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Love, Joanne and Michael Bider

  • August 28, 2007
    Drew Wyatt says:
    To family and freinds of Seth, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Seth was a very good freind of mine, we attended High Point University together. He was one of my fraternity pledge brothers. Seth was a great freind, he was always a person that anyone of his freinds new that they could count on for anything. When I think of Seth, a smile always comes across my face, remembering his outgoing personality and great sense of humor. Seth is the type of guy you only meet once in a lifetime. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything that I can do to help out. With deepest regards, Drew Wyatt [email protected] 1LT Andrew J. Wyatt A-Co 1/175 IN Q-west, Base Camp Qayarrah, Iraq APO AE 09351

  • August 28, 2007
    Lisa Cook says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • August 28, 2007
    Jane Gibbons says:
    Dearest Bonnie, I'm sending this W.H. Auden poem to you.... Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum, bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let the airplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is dead, Put the crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policeman wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good. Bonnie, you are in my thoughts... Seth will always be with you... Love, Jane