Bishop Rozanski issues statement as parish mourns loss of mother and children

WARWICK – Parishioners at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Turners Falls are rallying to support a family of parishioners left devastated by a fatal fire in Warwick Saturday, March 4.

Forty-two year old Linda Seago, along with four of her children, ages 7, 9, 12, and 15, died when a fire ravaged their Richmond Road home. Her husband, Scott Seago, and another of the couple’s five children survived.

“Today at Mass, I asked the people to pray that the blessing bestowed on Job, be bestowed on Scott,” said Father Sean O’Mannion, pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

“I can’t think of anything else that compares in the Bible,” he continued referring to the great suffering of Job in the Old Testament.

Warwick is a rural town in Franklin County on the New Hampshire border; it has a population of about 800.

Father O’Mannion said two of the children killed were altar servers at the parish. He said they have been active members and great witnesses of the faith. He added that Lucinda Seago was a Third Order Benedictine Oblate with St. Joseph’s Abbey in Still River, Mass. She was also a member of the Board of Health in Warwick.

“Pray for them because the power of prayer is amazing. We ask people to pray through the intercession of St. Joseph and Mary to help Scott endure this difficult time,” said Father O’Mannion.

Bishop Rozanski statement

Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, who is leading a Lenten pilgrimage in the Holy Land this week, issued the following statement on the tragic deaths: view statement here