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Marian Sealey

March 4, 1950 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 71)

Obituary

Marian Sealey was born on March 4, 1950 in Tuscaloosa , Alabama to the late Cleveland Sealey and Lorean (Robinson) Sealey of Alabama.  Marian was the oldest of thirteen children and the only child born in Alabama. 

As a young girl,  Marian sought out a church family and developed a love for the Lord.  She decided to make God head of her life.  Marian felt that Faithful Church of Christ located at 235 Woodrow Avenue suited her needs best.  She served as a Guild Worker, Secretary, Sunday School Teacher and she sang in the choir. 

Marian graduated from Dorchester High School in 1968.  She had many hobbies but her true passion after God was art.  Marian was a student at Mass College of Art.  She was often seen drawing pictures of nature and made many of her own cards.  Marian’s art had a special spark.  This spark caught the attention of professors at the college and brought about the opportunity of a scholarship.  Marian loved the Lord and wanted to do all things pleasing, therefore, she turned down the scholarship when she later realized that the curriculum involved the drawing of nude subject matter. 

Marina then decided to take a job a s a Secretary with Boston State College, now UMass Boston.  This became a career move as she remained with the college for 35 years until her retirement. 

Marian was an avid shopper.  She also enjoyed other hobbies such as flea marketing, doing cross word puzzles, crocheting, gardening and cooking .  Marian was an excellent cook.  She treated the family to golden brown fried fish on Fridays.  She made macaroni salad fit for the Good House-Keeping Seal and cakes from scratch.  She sliced her cake to perfection and each plate had an equal portion.  Marian made sure that there was always enough food for everyone. 

Marian had a green thumb.  She found peace and beauty in plants and wanted them all around the house.

Marian never married or had children of her own.  She poured her love into each of her nieces and nephews.  She involved them in gardening (especially her great-nephew Tristen Woodrow.  Tristen seemed to have double jointed fingers and Marian knew he would pull out all of the weeds).  She also involved them in household projects, and enjoyed a sit down with each of them as she could catch them.  She offered motherly advice when she saw fit.  She made sure her nieces had sweaters and knee socks and her nephews had sock and t-shirts.  They were all her children.  She told so many stories and always remembered their growing years.  Marian was an amazing, kind-hearted person and she will surely be missed. 

Marian leaves to mourn her three sisters: Loretta Bryant-Bogard of Roxbury, MA, Charleen Sealey of Roxbury, MA  and Leatrice Sealey of Dorchester, MA; four brothers: Skyler Sealey of Dorchester, MA, Marvin, Tyrone and Leroy all of Roxbury, MA; two aunts: Lucille Sealey of Dorchester, MA and Luveta Sealey of Roxbury, MA; fourteen nieces and nephews: Teha, Sadiq, Achero, Jamall, J’Quan, J’Shawn, Lamar, Brandon, Nathan, Rayshoundral, Zaire, Andre, Tyrone Andre and Tangy.  She is also survived by a loving host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Davis Funeral Home
89 Walnut Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Davis Funeral Home
89 Walnut Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119

Video is available for this event


Interment
Wednesday
January 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
45 Fairview Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136

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