Obituary: Andrew Seto, 53

Andrew Seto, 53, of Southborough, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at his home in Southborough, MA.

He is the son of the late Hock Kwong and Chi Ying (Chu) Seto and the husband of Van (Dinh) Seto, to whom he was married for 26 years.

Andrew was born in Astoria, New York, the youngest of 5. He moved to Hollywood, Florida when he was 9. He graduated from Chaminade High School, going on to receive his bachelors and MBA from Florida Atlantic University. In that time, he met his wife, Van, and had his first son, Chris. Work first brought the Setos to San Francisco, where Nick was born, and later to Massachusetts, with Cameron joining the family soon after. Andrew’s character was immediately apparent to those he met, with his boisterous nature, infectious laugh, and lighthearted attitude livening any room. Close family and friends were treated to Andrew’s special rendition of Happy Birthday, often leaving listeners in fits of laughter. Behind his joking exterior, Andrew was a deeply kind and compassionate man. He consistently went above and beyond to help those around him, regardless of the personal cost. Following his diagnosis in Fall 2014, Andrew continued to work to support his family, only stepping away towards the end of 2022. Andrew left an indelible mark on the lives of those around him and he will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Christopher Seto, Nicholas Seto and Cameron Seto, his brothers, Marvin Seto of Albany, NY, and Jay Seto and his wife Tipp of Tampa, FL, and his sisters, Polly Tran and her husband Bach Ung of Parkland, FL and Beverly Baker and her husband Dennis of Lake Worth, FL.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772. Burial will follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery, 11 Cordaville Rd., Southborough, MA.

(Photo and Obituary via Slattery Funeral Home)

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Kathy Cook
1 year ago

I was devastated to hear the news about Andrew’s death. I am writing this on behalf of all of his friends on the Southborough Education Foundation board on which he served so ably. Dierdre, Nicole, Amy, Anne and all other SEF board members dreaded this day although we knew it was coming. But he definitely fought the good fight and as a result his three children will have more good memories of him than they would have had otherwise.
Andrew was a jewel to us and made our work so much fun. We all loved the SEF and the work we did to fund cutting edge programs for all of our great schools. But Andrew made the work so much more pleasant with that smile and infectious laugh. Andrew was a great help to us at our beloved town spelling bees. We couldn’t have pulled them off without him.
Andrew was a devoted member of St. Mark’s Church and dragged himself to the May 2021 outdoor Town Meeting that voted to fund a portion of the restoration cost of the church’s bell tower. That day was very hot and Andrew did not feel well but stayed until that vote. And the article passed by one vote.
Rest in peace Andrew. You will not be forgotten by your SEF friends.

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