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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Brooke Walters

August 16, 2020

Dear Sequeira Family,

I was heart broken to learn of Dr. Sequeira's passing today. I had called Interventional Radiology to try to arrange a central line eval. Dr. Sequeira was so instrumental in my care. I first saw him in Sept 2015. He placed multiple ports and central lines for me as well as performed parotid biopsies over the past 5 years. When I was diagnosed with a rare one in a million cancer, with a poor prognosis, he was the first to tell me that God ordains our final moments....and not to believe the statistics. Sedation never worked well for me during my procedures. Dr. Sequeira would talk to me during my procedures to try to help me be at ease. He spoke often of his family and his church. He truly cared about his patients. He is greatly missed and my heart breaks for his family. I feel he layed down his life for his patients and I cannot think of a more deserving person of the word hero. He certainly was my hero time and time again. Picture: October 14, 2019. The day Dr. S placed my Powerline...a device that continues to save my life. You are so missed Dr. S!!!

Debra Hindley

July 30, 2020

Dear Deeya, Brooklyn, Stephanie, Brittany, Valerie, Sean, Claire and Ian,
We recently learned of Frankie’s passing.
We met Frankie a few times, at my parents (Ken & Totoo Pinto) 45th wedding Anniversary and a second time at my dad’s 70th Birthday. I understood immediately why they thought and spoke so highly of Frankie.
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Chris & Debbie

Nicholas Pinto

July 28, 2020

My memories of Frankie go a long way,

I was probably 12 and Frankie and Maria were getting married. My father Ken Pinto and Maria’s dad Air Commodore John Aquino (Rtd) were great buddies.

Well the wedding proceeded and was captured all on film .... by the way as I recall on the same 35mm camera as Maria’s parents wedding. I should say that my Father and Maria’s mother, Colleen Aquino (née Mersh) were childhood friends.

As I digress, Frankie was an amazing person., extremely talented, loved art, music and his family even more. I still have a couple of water color paintings that Frankie painted. As I remember, there is a very lasting memory of Frankie working on an “India Ink” black and white of Pope John Paul at my parents home in Rock Island, Ill in 1978. The last time I saw Frankie, Maria and their children was at my parents 45th wedding anniversary.

Great memories Frankie! God bless Maria and Family!!!

Rebecca Bendler

July 17, 2020

Doc was such a wonderful man. I saw him every month. He made so very very comfortable during my procedures. Doc sang to me and made me smile so many times. I will miss him so much. Rest in peace my friend. Becky (tiny bladder)

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

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