Marie Reese

She took the time to see the goodness in everyone; Marie knew the value in people. She was a gal on the go and never wasted a second. She’d discovered the formula for the happy life lived without regrets: finding ways to forgive others for their mistakes and wrongdoings. She was active at the Library, with the Women’s Civic Club and was the former President of the Delanco Seniors. She also knew that every vote counts: Marie once lost an election for township committee by two votes. But her conscience always kept her active. She thought nothing of giving up a couple of days to hop on a bus and go protest against the world’s injustices. Maybe it was just that the hippie inside of her never died. Of course she’d also head out on just about any adventure: a few years ago she attended South by Southwest and also went to Iceland. Fitting for a woman who’d give any kind of music a try: everything from Sinatra to DMX. She worked for 28 years as a probation officer, giving gentle guidance when necessary. Probably better than most because, like those she oversaw, Marie knew tough times. She was a grateful friend of Bill’s for 35 years.

She is survived by her children, Kathryn Rambo (John) and Carl Reese (Fallon Freck) and her brothers, James McGinty and John McGinty. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Michael McGinty.

Come celebrate 67 great years Saturday 10-11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be an 11 a.m. service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delanco Public Library, 1303 Burlington Ave, Delanco 08075 will be appreciated.

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