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Coxswain – United States Coast Guard
DOD: 1-19-1943

Joseph Seni
Coxswain Seni was lost from his ship in the performance of duty. The exact location of the mishap was not known. Wood River Police were notified in May, 1943 by New York authorities that his body was recovered.

PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. John Seni, Sr., 434 Korreck, Wood River

Seni enlisted in the Coast Guard, March 16, 1942. A sister Helen, formerly a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, was a member of the WAVES.

Funeral services were conducted at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Wood River, with Father E. J. Douglas officiating.


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Mary Seni
posted on 5/26/2013 5:58:33 PM

Thanks and kudos to Wood River for the Veterans War Memorial. Beautiful tribute.




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