Faith Francis Sealy, age 92, passed away December 27, 2021, just five days after her husband of almost seventy years, Philip J. Sealy Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip, her parents, Russell and Etta, and brother Peter. She is survived by children Pam (Steve Gilling), Susan Arquette, Beth Taubel (Bill), Philip J. Sealy Jr., (Karen Barton), sister-in-law, Mary Francis, nephews Peter, Rob, and Bart Francis, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by friends at All Saints Episcopal Church, the Fox Valley arts community, and many more.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from William Smith College in upstate New York, where she met and fell in love with her future husband, Philip J. Sealy. She worked briefly as a teacher, and then devoted herself to raising her four children, while never losing the teacher’s zeal for grammar. She was brilliant, witty, wise, kind and practical. She never met a fellow human whom she didn’t have the urge to befriend. Her curiosity led her to connect with a diverse group of people, and to travel the world. That curiosity extended to what might await her on the other side. She had no fear; just questions. She wanted a “bon voyage” party rather than a funeral.
She was a longtime member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Her faith has been an inspiration to many. Her life and presence enriched us all, and she is missed.
The funeral service for Faith F. and Philip J. Sealy will be Saturday May 14 at 1:00 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 N. Drew St., Appleton Wisconsin. Bon Voyage party immediately following the service at the church, at Faith’s request.
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