A special Packer fan

By | July 2, 2010

Sr. Sean Marie Tobin, a Manitowoc Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity,  died on June 27 at age 71. In 2008, I had the pleasure to interview Sr. Sean Marie for a Compass story. She won an online essay contest to serve as an honorary captain for the Jan. 12, 2008 playoff game between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks. She joined Brett Favre, Nick Barnett and the other Packer captains for the coin toss. I laughed when Sr. Sean Marie told me that she had a few words for Matt Hasselbeck, who served as one of Seattle’s captains that day. She also mentioned that Donald Driver was her favorite current Packer and Bart Starr was her all-time favorite.

When discussing her winning essay, Sr. Sean Marie, who served as a teacher and principal, shared how her love of football came from her father, Bernard, who died in 1985. She attended the famous”Ice Bowl” with her dad. Her day as a captain was a successful one. The Packers defeated the Seahwaks 42-20 to advance to the NFC Championship Game. That day, as she always did, Sr. Sean Marie prayed for the safety of the players. Remember this special Packer fan in your thoughts and prayers. 

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