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
    Olivier and Melissa Schouten says:
    Words fall short to descibe our feeling of emptiness and loss. Olivier and Melissa Schouten

  • August 28, 2007
    sheryl nunn says:
    I will miss Seth's grin. The last time I saw him he asked me if I liked his short hair cut and I told him it made him look very macho, or didn't his generation use that term. He laughed and said no. I enjoyed working with him at the Red Cross and will miss him very much.

  • August 29, 2007
    Luke Martin says:
    Let me please express my deepest sympathies for your loss. Seth and I were in the same pledge class at HPU. He was a good friend and Brother to all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of difficulty.

  • September 04, 2007
    Phillip Garwood says:
    It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Seth. As an instructor for over 18 years at CFCC I have had the pleasure of teaching so very many young people, each having their own unique personalities. Although Seth had only attended five of my classes, I found him to be a wonderful young man, with an engaging smile and an attractive personality. He and his fiance Bessi were a wonderful couple. Please let Bessi know that if there is anything that I can do to help her through this, have her get in touch with me. It was wonderful to see her sister , a young woman that I have known for many years. My prayers are with you all. Phil Garwood

  • September 04, 2007
    Gary Schultz says:
    You have my deepest sympathy, Gary's Barber Shop