OBITUARY

Adele Bane Seiscio

July 30, 1945October 2, 2020
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Adele Eileen Bane Seiscio, 75, of Phoenixville, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Adele was the loving wife of Dr. Carlo Joseph Seiscio and also pre - deceased by her first husband, Dr. Thomas Bane. Adele earned her B.A. in English literature from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, her M.A. in English literature from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Ph.D. in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as the head librarian at Glaxo Smith Kline until she became the Associate Director of Library Services at West Chester University. Adele was an active member of Daylesford Abbey for over 15 years. She was a Norbertine Associate and Stephen Minister who served on the Hospitality Committee and vociferously sang in the choir. In addition to her love of the Abbey and her devotion to service, she volunteered at the Phoenixville Area Community Center (PACS) where she also served as a board member, was a member of the United Way Community Involvement Team, and an active volunteer for Surrey Services. Adele had a great love of life, an indomitable spirit of optimism, a kind, loving, and gentle heart, and a sense of humor and keen wit rarely found in mere mortals. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by two step – children, Andrew Seiscio and Jill Macauley, two gorgeous grandchildren, Katie and Erik, her beloved dogs and confidants, Zuk and Newton, and the countless people that were fortunate and blessed to have known her. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 at the Daylesford Abbey: 220 S. Valley Road, Paoli. A service will follow at 11:00. Interment will follow at The Baptist Church of the Great Valley, 945 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Adele’s honor to the Brandywine Valley SPCA of Chester County, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester PA 19380. Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home.

Services

  • Calling Time at Daylesford Abbey

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Mass at the Daylesford Abbey

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Burial at The Baptist Church in the Great Valley Cemetery

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Jan Buzbee

October 22, 2020

Adele was a very giving person. The world was a better place because of her. Adele did much for the community, dedicating her time and efforts to help others. Her faith was important to her and she pursued spiritual growth. She was curious and bright. She had a great sense of humor and was fun to be with. I will miss her greatly. Rest In Peace, Adele.

MICHAEL GOULD

October 13, 2020

Adele had a warm, wonderful spirit. She was even-keeled and always put the needs of others before her own. Even during her waning days, she was more concerned about the care for Carlo than for that of her own.

Adele was well-read and I will miss our talks about movies, politics and current events. I do not think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. May the wind be at your back for the next part of your journey.

I will miss you.

Michael

Jill Macauley

October 10, 2020

For anyone who knew her, Adele was a loyal confidant and friend. She came into the Seiscio Family about 15 years ago, and we all were the better for it. I have so many fond memories of Adele, and most of them are of her in a cute party hat of some kind! I will FOREVER picture her with a silly hat on, light up sneakers, and a noise maker. But here’s the thing that I most admired about Adele - her tremendous spirit of optimism. I have never seen anything like it in any other human I have met. Even on the day that the ambulance was taking her to Chester County Hospice Unit, she was joking with the ambulance drivers and had a smile on her face. Every day I would call to check in and ask, “How are you doing?” And her response was always the same - “Good” - even in the face of death. I admired her very much, and I hope to somehow achieve her spirit of optimism.

She was a true friend and “surrogate” mother to me.

Delsy baby, you are so so so so so missed already, and there will always be a very special place in my heart for you and the many lessons that you have taught me.

Until we meet again tootsie.

Love you,

Jillsy

Nancy D Green

October 9, 2020

I cherished Adele. Knowing her for a couple of decades and considering her one of my dearest friends ( or dearest) I have been forever blessed for having the greatest fortune to know and be in her midst anywhere at any time . I was able to confide in her on so many occasions over these many years and been soothed by her fully never judgmental accepting way .
Her care of others ,immense generosity of self , imparted non critical wisdom ,and abounding and joyous spirit lifted so many ,whether intimate friends or others ( never strangers for long in her presence.)
I have moved to Asheville, NC nearly two years ago ,and one often felt wish is that I could as before in living so close -by , find those close joyous times in simply spending time with her , ,lunching , attending events, just "playing " accessible once again.
Adele, you are greatly loved and missed . Memories of time spent with you will bolster my spirit always.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Adele with Marie Kirkwood, the artist who did the painting of Adele’s beloved Corgi.

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Adele with Marie Kirkwood and Jenny Ratigan.

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Delsy and Louise!

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Katie's First Holy Communion

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Still trucking . . . .

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Adele with Marie Kirkwood, the artist who did the painting of Adele’s beloved Corgi.

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Adele with Marie Kirkwood and Jenny Ratigan.

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Delsy and Louise!

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Katie's First Holy Communion

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Still trucking . . . .

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Christmas with the Grinch!

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At Manatawny Manor visiting Mom

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Pop and Del

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Best one ever!

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