Marie Henrietta Fausel was the daughter of Paul Albert Fausel (1879–1926) and Lucy L. Shoemaker (1889–1962). She was born in Trenton, New Jersey on November 13, 1995.

She married Prentess James Gagnon, in Detroit, Michigan, on September 12, 1950. She was his second wife.

It appears that they divorced and then remarried, as New Jersey state records also show that the were married in Trenton in February, 1955.

Marie and Prentess were divorced again sometime in 1968 or earlier. She married Vincent Michael Pratico in Hamilton Township, New Jersey in September 1968.

Marie died, probably in Trenton, New Jersey, on November 24, 1995.