Marie is a 1969 graduate of Schoharie Central Schools in Schoharie, NY. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the New York State Department of Social Services and for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In 2008, Marie retired from the South Colonie Central School District, where she worked for the special education department. For the past 50 years, Marie has been an active member and volunteer of St. Pius X Church in Loudonville, NY. She is also an active member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution-Schoharie, NY Chapter, the Colonie Senior Services Center in Colonie NY, and the Gathering Place-Schoharie County Council of Senior Citizens. Marie is a breast cancer survivor and advocate for breast cancer awareness. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, photography, and reading.