A perfect mother to Cindy (Dennis Zatlokowicz), Cathy (Mike Sears), Steven (Laurie), David (Tracy) and Christine Squillaci. A loving grandmother to Mark and Scott Olsen and Charlie Sears. As well as a perfect Mother, Marie was a best friend, exceptional wife, very compassionate and loving.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marie attended nursing school at Wesley Memorial School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse. While nursing, Marie met her husband, Gene. They then married in Chicago. In 1957, they moved to El Cajon, CA with daughter’s Cindy and Cathy.
Marie worked on 2-south and in the emergency room at Grossmont Hospital for nearly 37 years. Marie was a graduate in the first class for the County of San Diego as a Paramedic Nurse in 1977. Marie’s compassion for others was reflected in those who were touched by her.
Marie was a member of St. Mary’s Church, now Holy Trinity Catholic Church since 1957.
Marie thoroughly enjoyed traveling especially by motor home. She often flew to visit her brother in Australia. Marie worked as a registered nurse on the Princess Cruise Line, while on a trip to see beautiful Alaska. She also visited Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Acapulco and more. Marie enjoyed her time that she spent with her family.