Centenarian: Jennie Scotto
Jennie Scotto was born Jan. 30, 1913, in Brooklyn. She had two sisters and three brothers. Jennie graduated from PS 121 in 1921. She attended seamstress school at Manhattan Industrial Trade School and was chosen to help design and alter Eleanor Roosevelt's dresses. She attended night school at Erasmus High where she earned a certification as an accounting secretary. She worked for Kingsway Plumbing in Brooklyn and later for Kermit Enterprises in Floral Park. She married Anthony Scotto in 1951 and was widowed in 1996. They traveled extensively, including to China, Egypt and Italy. They loved taking cruises, where they met many lifelong friends. Jennie lived in Elmont for 50 years before moving to Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynbrook. She celebrated at Pompei Ristorante with 63 nieces and nephews.