Honoring Jacqueline Lise Arlette Scottiby Representative Janice Hahn
Posted on 2013-02-01
in the house of representatives
Friday, February 1, 2013
Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the memory of Jacqueline
Scotti who quietly passed away on January 20, 2013 in her beloved San
Pedro. Jacqueline grew up during challenging times in Europe. She was
born on June 1, 1930 in Chalons-Sur-Marne, Paris, France. After World
War II, she met her husband, a proud American soldier by the name of
Sgt. Major Louis Mario Scotti. She arrived in the United States and
created a loving home and life for her family. In 1958, she proudly
became a citizen of this great Nation.
She had many creative talents such as sewing, knitting, cooking and her favorite pastime of all, gardening. She was a strong advocate for our community garden which overlooks northwest San Pedro and she was always kind enough to bring homegrown tomatoes and zucchinis to my office. I was always fond of seeing her, whether she volunteered on my campaign or in my Council Office. She was a true lady and a valued member of our community.
I was privileged to have called her a friend and I will always have fond memories of the legacy she left behind in San Pedro. Jacqueline Scotti is survived by her children, Eveline (Steven) Packer, Allen Scotti, Kenneth (Enza) Scotti, and Lionel Scotti, in addition to her many grand children and great grandchildren. She will be missed by her friends and loved ones.