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Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel

900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN

OBITUARY

Franklin Wilfred Sequeira

March 13, 1948June 1, 2020
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Franklin Wilfred Sequeira, 72, of Cicero, Indiana, passed away June 1, 2020. He was born in Mangalore, India on March 13, 1948 to the late Sylvester Bartholomew and Laetitia (D’Costa) Sequeira. Franklin is survived by his wife, Deeya; children, Stephanie, Brittany, Valerie, Sean, Claire, Ian, Brooklynn; two grandchildren; siblings, Walter, Oswald, Richard, and Hazel.

Franklin was just short of celebrating his 40th year working with Radiology of Indiana as an Interventional Radiologist, never missing a day of work. He was also a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, Indiana. (Due to gathering restrictions, we will be allowing only 50 guests in the building at one time). Eulogies will begin at 10:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2020, all at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield, Indiana 46074. (Face masks will be required for both the visitation and Funeral Mass).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the following: www.gofundme.com/f/1zuuxkisqo , to go toward his youngest daughter’s education fund.

To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.

The funeral mass will be live streamed at the link below: https://www.facebook.com/162311083786811

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 5, 2020

  • Eulogies

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Dawn Snider

June 20, 2020

Dr Sequeira helped save my husband’s life. I’ve read all of the testimonies of the other lives he touched. He was one of the most skilled physicians, compassionate, and so patient. He let me observe and be present, when possible, when he did procedures on my husband, because I was a RN and actively working as a nurse. He treated me with so much respect and always instilled hope. This is such a loss. My husband was also very sad to learn of Dr Sequeira’ s death. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Dawn Snider
Gary Harden

Sharon Miller

June 17, 2020

He took care of my mother at one point in her life. He was a kind man and honestly sincere. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lynn Burleson

June 16, 2020

I worked with Dr. Sequeira, several years ago. What I remember most about him was his pure excitement about his work. When I needed to consult with him regarding a patient, he'd love sharing what he was doing in his department. He made me smile and laugh every encounter I had with him. My deepest condolences to his entire family.

Kim and Nick Reinhart

June 10, 2020

♥️ Dr Sequeira was a a true Hero! He was relentless at finding the source of our sons complications after removing kidney cancer. He encouraged us every day to continue to Pray and share LOVE! After his 5th intervention, we will never forget the sparkle in Dr. Sequeria’s eye when he said, “Well Prayer must have worked because I think I found it—it was in an obscure place and the size of a pinhole” - Here’s the rest of the story as told by our son: “This weekend I celebrated my 28th birthday. We played tons of golf and of course ate lots of great food. I really took some time to hang out with my parents and a lot of the great people I’ve gotten to meet here in Evansville. My birthday every year comes as a blessing and a wonderful reminder of how fortunate I am for so many things in life because my birthday week also marks the week I left the hospital in 2017. This year this week hurt pretty deeply as one of the physicians who saved my life passed away. Dr. Frank Sequeira’s hands and mind are a key reason I am alive today. He battled against my complications and I knew he was giving me his absolute best and because of that I am here today loving life. I never got a chance to thank him in person, and I sincerely wish I had made a stronger effort to do this. This reminds me of the importance of taking action now and I’ll continue to do my best to live this. So as I sit here reflecting on how far I’ve come in the 3 years since we met I raise a glass to one of my heroes: Dr. Frank Sequiera.”

Gods gained a very special gifted miracle-working-on-earth man! Thank you and May God continue to shower your family with blessings!

Odile and Roy Chavrimootoo

June 9, 2020

Beautiful eulogy by Sean.
Remember all these qualities!!
Music 🎶 .We formed a college group...and being the perfectionist he was he stopped singing and he told me off for singing some false notes!!
Also his dress sense!!!😂😂
It was unique!!!
Yes...his artistic talent!!
Best known for his skill in sports 🏀...specially football....soccer...was a very important member of our college team...we girls used to attend the matches...cheering squad.!!!cheering our boys to victory!!
Dear Frankie R.I.P.

Odile and Roy Batch of 66 SJMC

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Odile and Roy Chavrimootoo

June 9, 2020

Beautiful eulogy by Sean.
Remember all these qualities!!
Music 🎶 .We formed a college group...and being the perfectionist he was he stopped singing and he told me off for singing some false notes!!
Also his dress sense!!!😂😂
It was unique!!!
Yes...his artistic talent!!
Best known for his skill in sports 🏀...specially football....soccer...was a very important member of our college team...we girls used to attend the matches...cheering squad.!!!cheering our boys to victory!!
Dear Frankie R.I.P.

Odile and Roy Chavrimootoo. Baych of 66 St John's Med College

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid

Marie Chambers

June 9, 2020

SR JUDE TRIBUTE
‘We’ had Mass for Frankie in our Parish, St Philomena’s Royston Road
Glasgow at 10am this morning, streamed on FaceBook... We are still in
lockdown but there being just three of us in the adjoining community we also
attend. After the readings I read out the short tribute attached here.
Thanks Frankie for kindness, understanding and laughter shared over
our years together in St. Johns... You have battled bravely, throughout
your life you given your amazing gifts as a healing instrument to all
those you met, ministered to, loved.... I share for you these beautiful
words of the poet Mary Oliver in her poem Praying... I Pray them now
for you, for Deeya and Brooklynn and for all of us in our batch: St. Johns
Medical College 1966
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak


From Sr Jude Glasgow batch of 66 ST JOHN's Medical College

Christine Mizia, RN

June 9, 2020

I have never met a more compassionate and kind physician than
Dr. Sequeira. It takes my breath away to hear of his passing. We have lost a brilliant interventional radiologist and a wonderful human being.

Elizabeth Fernandes

June 7, 2020

Dearest Deeya, Brooklynn and all the family,
We grieve along with you and feel this tremendous loss. Heartfelt Condolences! I went to Med School with Frankie. Batch of 1966 St John's Medical College. He excelled at all levels academics, sports, music and art. He was a genuine friend always loving and caring. After graduation I met him 48 years later at our class reunion at Pollachi, India. This was Jan 2020. The reunion was a blast and Frankie and Deeya were the life of the party!!We never imagined that 4 months later we would lose our good friend. Dear Frankie rest in peace in your new abode and we will meet again! God Bless. Betty and Pete Fernandes.

Sylvie Gaspar

June 6, 2020

We met Franklin, Deeya and Brooklyn 4 years ago in Canaria Island during summer holidays. We spent very good time all together..... Enjoying Spanish meals and red wine!
We immediately feel good with them as they are very nice and friendly persons. After this time, we kept in touch and used to meet in Paris once a year. Franklin was so kind, generous, humble and highly educated persons. We feel very sad about his death and he will always remain in our hearts. We sincerely share Deeya and Brooklynn sorrow and express our heartfelt to them.
Daniel, Sylvie, Johanna, Samuel from France 🇫🇷❣️❣️❣️❣️

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Biography

Franklin Wilfred Sequeira, 72, of Cicero, Indiana, passed away June 1, 2020. He was born in Mangalore, India on March 13, 1948 to the late Sylvester Bartholomew and Laetitia (D’Costa) Sequeira. Franklin is survived by his wife, Deeya; children, Stephanie, Brittany, Valerie, Sean, Claire, Ian, Brooklynn; two grandchildren; siblings, Walter, Oswald, Richard, and Hazel.

Franklin was just short of celebrating his 40th year working with Radiology of Indiana as an Interventional Radiologist, never missing a day of work. He was also a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, Indiana. Eulogies will begin at 10:45 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2020, all at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd., Westfield, Indiana 46074. (Face masks will be required for both the visitation and Funeral Mass).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the following: www.gofundme.com/f/1zuuxkisqo , to go toward his youngest daughter’s education fund.

To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.