by Joseph H. RADDER
Marie DeGresare never lets a day pass without saying I love you. It has been the foundation upon which she lives and works.
A past president and program chair of the PTA, Marie spread her caring and nurturing nature to friends and relatives. She cheers up the ill with her home-baked goodies and canned treats. For 18 years Marie even volunteered at a nursing home where her mother resided.
Today Marie, 80, belongs to two senior citizen organizations where she has served as
president and as a board member. Her faith and love for God have moved her to serve as
Eucharistic Minister for her church.
In June of 1999 Marie and her 85 year-old husband Sam celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary. They have a son and four daughters and enjoy the blessings of eleven
Joseph H. Radder is a freelance writer.
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