Paget Segerson Obituary – Newport Daily News

Paget (Wetherell) Segerson, 60, passed away on January 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Paget was born on May 2, 1962 in Paget, Bermuda. Daughter of Howard and Dolly (Souza) Wetherell, she moved with her family to Yokohama, Japan from 1965 to 1969. They later moved to Newport, RI, her father’s birthplace. She attended Newport Schools and graduated the class of 1980 from Rogers High School. She attended St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida, earning recognition on the Dean’s List.

In 1998 Paget moved to Urbanna, Virginia and lived in an apartment at the Urbanna Creek Marina. The Marina was soon sold to John and Barbara Mullens who renamed it The Bridge Marina. Not only has the name changed, but Paget’s life has changed. John and Barbara became the Virginia de Paget family. Marina life has allowed her to enjoy boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, and the calm and serenity of the water. Marina life was perfect in every way, the friends, the spectacular views and a part-time job. Here she finally met the love of her life, William Harris.

Paget worked full-time at Virginia Abrasives Corporation as an inside sales representative. The cut was like a glove, she loved interacting and talking with people. The combination makes her a natural. His Virginia family grew up with the relationships between his colleagues and his clients. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she lit up with excitement whenever she talked about her work. In summary, one of his colleagues said it best “You can’t walk into Virginia Abrasives and not know Paget”

In 2019, Paget built his dream home in Disputanta, Virginia. Here she was able to raise chickens and became an expert in no time. Compassion for animals began at age eight with his pet eel and continued with stray cats, raccoons, squirrels and ducks. Paget has never met an animal she didn’t like.

When Paget returned to Newport, so did his energy. Starting with visiting relatives, friends, hanging out with lifelong friend Rosel, the ocean road, lots of seafood, and a whirlwind of other activities.

Above all, Paget loved being an aunt and great-aunt. Paget was a lively person who loved life and was a beacon to all who met her. I will forever cherish and miss my loving beautiful sister.

She is survived by her partner William T. Harris, her sister Holly Wetherell Amoruso (Louis), her nephews and nieces Frank Amaral, Dominic Amaral, Alex Amaral (Sharday), Gina Amoruso, Alison Amoruso and several great nieces, nephews, a uncle, aunts and cousins.

His family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful staff at VCU Medical Center CCU.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit his family, Saturday morning, January 21, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI. His funeral will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In addition to his local services, a celebration of Paget’s life will be held at the Monumental Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va., on May 6.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842

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Posted on January 18, 2023

Posted in Newport Daily News

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