Edward & Susanne Ludorf
D: 2021-06-11
View Details
Ludorf, Edward & Susanne
Ramon Padron
B: 1940-11-04
D: 2021-06-07
View Details
Padron, Ramon
Timothy Smith
D: 2021-06-02
View Details
Smith, Timothy
Pieng Phengsy
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
Phengsy, Pieng
Wadsworth Fyler
B: 1923-09-01
D: 2021-05-29
View Details
Fyler, Wadsworth
Ruth Dorfman
B: 1926-07-10
D: 2021-05-26
View Details
Dorfman, Ruth
Robert Wallace
B: 1937-01-16
D: 2021-05-25
View Details
Wallace, Robert
Gilbert Kleiner
B: 1928-08-08
D: 2021-05-24
View Details
Kleiner, Gilbert
Dorothy Corey
B: 1928-02-01
D: 2021-05-22
View Details
Corey, Dorothy
Paula Gallagher
D: 2021-05-18
View Details
Gallagher, Paula
Melissa Szydlo
B: 1974-12-02
D: 2021-05-18
View Details
Szydlo, Melissa
Connie DiBella
B: 1930-06-21
D: 2021-05-17
View Details
DiBella, Connie
Lucy Southergill
B: 1925-05-25
D: 2021-05-17
View Details
Southergill, Lucy
Adam Chase
B: 1975-06-11
D: 2021-05-15
View Details
Chase, Adam
Eleanor Davis
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2021-05-13
View Details
Davis, Eleanor
Arthur Bates
D: 2021-05-11
View Details
Bates, Arthur
Peter Carey
B: 1942-09-13
D: 2021-05-08
View Details
Carey, Peter
Thomas Foote
B: 1955-06-04
D: 2021-05-04
View Details
Foote, Thomas
Mary Mitchell
B: 1924-02-19
D: 2021-05-03
View Details
Mitchell, Mary
Christopher Ferrigno
D: 2021-05-01
View Details
Ferrigno, Christopher
Nancy Steady
D: 2021-04-27
View Details
Steady, Nancy


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Sean Niland

Sean Walter Niland

October 21, 1993 - June 18, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Sean Niland, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Sean Niland

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sean's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Sean's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Sean Walter Niland passed away last week after a hard fought struggle with addiction. Sean was born on October 21, 1993 to Mark and Joanne (Sadowski) Niland and grew up in Simsbury with his younger sister Dana, whom he loved very much. For all his life, Sean was an energy felt everywhere he went. He had a bold, unique way of thinking that filled every conversation with surprises, and rendered him a memorable figure in the hearts and minds of those he met. He was a fun-loving guy who was always trying to make people laugh, and spoke in unmatched detail regarding the various causes about which he was passionate. Sean cherished his days drumming in rock bands with his friends, and, no matter where life took him, would find a way to make music- whether that meant constructing a drum-set out of stones and twigs, whistling obscure TV show theme songs, or performing his famous bird calls across the rooftops of Pennsylvania where he worked. Sean was a lover of all animals, and could be found frolicking with the dog at any gathering he attended, petting the cat in any shop he visited, or picking up the very first questionably venomous bug he found in Australia. We will remember him for his creativity, his sense of adventure, and the way that he would drop absolutely everything for a friend in need. Sean inspires us to live without fear as we recall his many escapades, from swinging his legs over the edge of the Grand Canyon, to abseiling with his Aussie family, to chasing after sharks in the Bahamas- later graduating to paragliding in Jackson Hole and skiing the Wasatch Range with family and friends (who extracted him from various tree wells). He spent many hours of adventure with the OZ crew in Vermont and held fond memories of his time at Grandpa’s Vermont and Quonnie RI.

In addition to his parents and sister, he leaves behind his grandparents, Joe and Jeanette; his aunts and uncles, Marianne, Matt, Denise, Christina, Sean, and Mike; his cousins Tara, Christian, Mitchell, Tanner, Rebecca, Kai, Sholeh, and Samara; his dogs, Roxy and Milo, and many friends (“dawgs”) all over the world. He is predeceased by his grandparents Joan and Walter; his Aunt Lisa; and his first dogs, Biscuit and Chester. Sean forged many strong connections in his recovery journey, and the family is grateful for the many wonderful people who helped him along the way. We love Sean very much and pray he is finally at peace after his long struggle with the brutal disease of addiction that he tried for so long and so hard to defeat. Sean, you will always be a quality dude.

Services will be held privately without calling hours. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Roaring Brook Nature Center’s Animal Care Campaign at 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019. Please list “Animal Care Campaign” in the memo. Donations may also be made at The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Sean’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
Read Less

Service Details

At this time, services are private. A public service will be announced at a late date.


Donations are being accepted for: ROARING BROOK NATURE CENTER.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Sean here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Sean
0 trees have been planted in memory of Sean Walter Niland

Susan Christoforakis

Posted at 04:56pm
I'm sorry for your loss. When the Lord called Sean home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May these happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. My heart aches for you and your family.

Trish Collins

Posted at 03:51pm
I did not know Sean but, he sounds like an amazing man who was deeply loved. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Sending my love to help you turn the sadness into joy at all the wonderful memories you have of Sean that you will cherish always.

Alan and Becky Kreczko

Posted at 09:56pm
We would have loved a chance to know Sean. His love of the outdoors, of animals, of music, and of adventure come directly from his parents. It is what we have enjoyed so much in our friendship with Mark and Joanne. You have such wonderful memories of Sean; we would have liked to have shared in some of them.

L C Posted at 08:42am

I'm so sorry for your loss.. It's unexplainable to watch this battle. Mother of a son battling addiction

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each