Obituary | Annoucing the Death of Semu M. Walusimbi of Poughkeepsie, New York!

Posted November 5, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Obituary ~ 5,679 views



POUGHKEEPSIE – Semu M. Walusimbi, 56, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away October 31, 2013 at home. He was born in Uganda on April 17, 1957, the son of Simeoni & Lovisa Namale Sebagala. Semu married Anne Sengooba in Nairobi, Kenya. She survives at home.

He was a maintenance worker at Dutchess Community College for 20 years and a member of The United Church of Christ of The First Congregational Church of Poughkeepsie. Semu came here originally for political asylum and was a Co-Founder of New Hope Village as a peace initative, Amani-Africa, an organization that helps Kenyan and Ugandans to settle here, Gwanga-Mujje an association that brings people from central Uganda together.

Survivors include his son: Joseph (Maria) Walusimbi; Sirje (Maggie) Sekatawa of Hyde Park, NY; Semu Walusimbi of Poughkeepsie; Jim (Florence) Walusimbi of Poughkeepsie, NY. Brothers include: Sebagala Kimuli & Sebagala Sengendo both of Albany, NY and Emmanuel Mutema of Toronta, Canada. Sisters include: Esther Mutema of Highland, NY; Betty Kayiira of Brooklyn, NY; Deborah Mutema of Albany, NY and Sarah Mutema of Kampala, Uganda.

There are many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A wake was held on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the First Congregational Church, 269 Mill St. (Westbound on the 44/55 Arterial) Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Services will begin at 3:30 and burial in Union Cemetery will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 1:30PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at

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