A Celebration of Life and Laughter

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, St. Francis by the Sea said a fond final farewell to one of its most dedicated founders Emily Chaney.

As our rector The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith wrote on Nov. 6th: “Many of you knew Emily for years as the stalwart head of communications at St. Francis by the Sea.
As the editor of The Franciscan, she shareIMG_1097d the news of the parish with professionalism and humor as only Emily could. Her work in so many areas of parish life, in fact, became the model of what it meant to be engaged in the life of the parish and community, making her the first recipient of the award that was named in her honor. She moved to a senior community in Topsham to be closer to her daughter and it was there that she lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday evening.”

By clicking below you will be able to hear the Homily by the Rev. Vesta Kowalski:

Click on “Continue Reading” to see the photo gallery from the Celebration of Life of Emily Chaney.

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