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Renee Marie Sexton


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Sexton, Renee Marie
83, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016. Renee was born in Champlain, Quebec on July 6, 1932. The family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia when she was a small child. She was fluent in both French and English and attended grade school and high school in Halifax. In 1952, Renee obtained her B.A. in Education from Mount St. Vincent College in Halifax. She went on to obtain a Master of Education degree at Springfield College in Massachusetts. While at Springfield College, Renee met Edward and they married in 1954. Together they moved to Portland, OR while Ed completed his service in the USAF. They later moved to Syracuse, New York where Ed obtained a law degree from Syracuse University. In 1958, they moved to Phoenix where they raised their family. Renee taught for a few years at Phoenix Union H.S. before becoming a full time mother in 1963. She enjoyed traveling the world, playing bridge and solving crossword puzzles. In 2008, she became a widow when her one true love, Edward, passed away. She is survived by her sister, Diane St. Denis; her son, Mark; her daughter, Denise May; her son-in-law Steve May; her grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor May and her great grandson, Aiden May. Funeral Mass to be held in the Chapel at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 330 W. Coral Gables, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St Paul's Catholic Church or a .



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 24, 2016
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