November 14, 1938 ~ April 12, 2020
Marie, Re, or Rere, as she was often referred to by the children in her life, was an accomplished woman. In her early adult years she taught first grade. Afterward, she entered the US Army and served her country for 11 years during the Vietnam War. When she returned to civilian life, she graduated from Quinnipiac College and worked for the federal government as an IRS Agent. Marie was also an accomplished singer, a self-taught natural. She was tough but compassionate, and more than generous to anyone in need. Her greatest loves were her country, the children in her life, and her partner of 35 years, Carol Heck. Marie was born in Scranton, PA on November 14, 1938 to the late Louis Santini and Lucille Berardi Santini Layton. She is survived by her brothers, Louis Santini and Nick Layton and his wife Eileen; her sister, Connie Sharpe, and several nieces and nephews. Services for Marie will be private.