A global thank you

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  • Sean King

My name is Lisa King, wife of Sean King from Byram Township. My husband recently lost his life in a workplace-related accident. When I was told the news, I was in complete shock. We have been married for just over twenty years and have three wonderful children, Alyssa Melly, Brian Melly, and Zachary King.

I work at Newton Memorial in healthcare as an ICU nurse and deal with these types of situations frequently. But when it is you, and your family, you experience a whole new level of grief. We have been so overwhelmed and needed to thank so many, I needed a public platform of this magnitude to reach out to the hundreds of people who have touched our hearts these last few weeks. So many of them were people that Sean knew from a casual encounter or one of his many walks with the dog around the neighborhood. My family and I did not know how we could ever individually thank so many people for their sincere kindness, sympathies, and absolute overwhelming generosity.

Sean had been raised here in Byram Township and clearly the impact he had on everyone was monumental. My family and I would like to sincerely thank everyone that showed their love and support. My husband’s co-workers, my Newton Hospital family, and my childrens’ employers Hudson Farm, Chester Shoprite and Laboratory Hair Studio. All of our neighbors of west and east Brookwood, the police department, the ambulance and EMTs, emergency room personnel at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. We would also like to thank Carmines Pizza, Stonewood Tavern, Sal’s Pizza, and both Chester and Byram Shoprite. And I would like to make a special mention to the Boyle Family for their overwhelming generosity for use of Salt restaurant to celebrate Sean’s life.

My husband and children are my life, and the response from all who knew Sean King will never be forgotten. We know Sean made all the people around him feel good; his presence was all it took. With our sincerest gratitude to everyone giving us so much support, we thank you with all of our hearts.


Lisa King, Alyssa Melly, Brian Melly, Zachary King and of course Bristol, Sean’s’ dog.

(Editor's note: Sean King worked at High Grade Beverage, a beer distributor in Randolph. On Nov. 13, King was on a scissors lift replacing a light when he was electrocuted. He was 55 years old.)

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