Carolina Scotti passed away peacefully on October 24th. Born on December 4, 1933 to Giuseppe and Malvina Conte, Carolina lived out her childhood in Ponza, Italy. Immigrating to the United States with her mother in 1947, she met her father for the first time upon arrival to the US due to separation caused by World War II. She attended school to learn basic English, and at sixteen years old, began working as a seamstress and dressmaker in the Morris Avenue section of the Bronx. In 1957, she married Antonio Scotti, and they continued living on Morris Avenue surrounded by their family and fellow Ponzese. Carolina and her husband welcomed two children, Luisa and Domenic. Carolina always kept a tight-knit family home, with her mother and sister living in the apartment downstairs. Family and friends filled the basement and backyard for parties and events.
As the years went on, Carolina was blessed with two grandsons, Anthony and Domenic, “le gioie della sua vita”. Watching her grandsons everyday after school and in the summer, brought such joy to her life. Anything her grandsons ever needed, all they needed to do was ask, and grandma took care of the rest. As her husband’s health declined, she cared for him and was there until the end. Carolina is survived by her daughter Luisa, her son and daughter-in-law Domenic and Bess, and her grandchildren Anthony and Domenic.
Visiting will be Friday 3-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 9:45am at St. Clare’s Church, 1027 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations in her memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital