Marie has the distinct honor of coming to the St. Patrick’s Day parade since she immigrated from Ireland in 1957 .
Marie‘s parents both passed away by the time she was six.
On Easter Sunday in 1957 Marie’s uncle flew her and her sister Theresa to the US on Royal Dutch Airlines from Shannon airport.
She recalls one of the first things they did was march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
When asked what was her favorite part of the parade she says she loves the whole thing especially the respectful dress.
Marie is a member of Parents and Students of Irish Dance and Music and she was joined by the other members at this years dinner dance at Antuns on February 23rd.