Michelle Scarpitta was a compliance officer for Eurobrokers on the 83rd floor of Tower 2 in the World Trade Center. She loved her job and the people she worked with. She spent much of her time in Long Island with her family and friends. There were many broken hearts on September 11th, among those where the people Michelle held most dearly in her heart, including her mom, Julie; her younger brother, Steven; Uncle Tony, Aunt Gene and Uncle Ed; her cousins, Annmarie and Edward; and her boyfriend, Rob.
One of the things that stands out most about Michelle was her strength. At 26, Michelle was one of the strongest woman I knew, a trait she inherited from her mother. Michelle was a very sensitive and caring person, those of us closest to her got to see that side often. She lived life to the fullest only slowing down when her eyes got tired. Two of her favorite things to do were either going out for drinks or traveling some place new with the girls. She also loved her boyfriend Rob. So much so that things like saving money and making plans for the future became important to her during this last year.
Michelle was one of a kind. What made her so unique and so special was that everything she did she did from her heart. It was impossible to get or stay angry with her, she didn't have a mean bone in her body. She was the absolute best at gaining your trust and keeping your secrets. Unique in every sense of the word. She would ask you for your opinion on something but stuck to her guns if she didn't agree, which was more often then not.
Michelle was the kind of person that would go to your company Christmas party because you didn't want to go alone or show up at your house on your birthday or at Christmas with a gift; not just any gift, the perfect gift. Knowing her it was something great like the blue pants that you were looking for that match your new sneakers perfectly or something you mentioned months earlier and forgot about. She remembered things like that.
Our loss is great but blessed for having known her for the short time we did, she will forever be in our minds and in our hearts. As cliche as this is going to sound, to know her was to love her and we are all better people for having known her. She had so many friends that loved her dearly, both past and present. But she's with her Dad now. Michelle we all love and miss you.
Till we meet again.
Tribute submitted By Julie Dunker.