Sandra Marie Sorger Marciani

Sandra Marie Sorger Marciani passed away peacefully on August 13, 2021, at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, surrounded by loved ones.  She was 74.

With her husband of 52 years, Sandi created, taught and nourished a family that now includes four adult children, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and six beautiful grandchildren, one of whom shares her birthday.  She loved her husband and her family fiercely, providing council and comfort when it was needed most, even in her final days.

Sandi graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Edinboro University in 1968, the first member of her family to attend college.  Professionally, she worked as both a teacher and public servant, with stints at the I.R.S and the U.S. Census Bureau. 

She was a highly regarded cook and gracious hostess.  In her later years she also became an avid traveler, visiting over 15 countries and four continents. 

Sandi was one of a kind, with a no-nonsense personality that left an impression on all who met her.  She will be deeply missed. 

Sandi is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Josephine Sorger of Erie, Pennsylvania.  She is survived by her husband , Dr. Louis Marciani of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; four children Todd Marciani of New York, New York;  Chris Marciani (Stephanie) of Ponte Vedra, Florida, Jennifer Rushing (Bob) of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Justin Marciani (Lucy) of Jersey City, New Jersey; her six grandchildren Maddox Rushing, Reece Rushing, Nate Marciani, Matteo Marciani, Jack Marciani and Valentina Marciani; and her sister, Cathy Brickell (Bob) of Erie, Pennsylvania.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, August 21, at 10:00 - 11:00am at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 5266 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A memorial mass and reception will follow starting at 11:00 a.m.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the service may be viewed on St. Fabian's YouTube channel ( ).

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Sandi's memory to the St. Fabian Catholic Church building fund.  Donations can be made online at