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Jennie, 89, a residence of La Luz, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
Jennie was born May 5, 1923 in Edison, N.J., to her parents Charles and Nina DeCovelo.
She had 13 brothers and sisters, and lived through The Great Depression. She was always taking care of her brothers and sisters and building houses with her father.
She married Vincent J. Scarpa Sr. in 1942 in Jersey City, N.J., by the JOP; she stayed married to Vince for 70 years.
Jennie was famous for making cakes and won many awards and ribbons for her baked goods in the Otero County Fair. She worked for the Federal Telephone and Telegraph assembling electronic components in Newark, N.J., in 1943. Jennie and Vince Scarpa lived in Edison in 1945, Lake Hopatcong, N.J., in 1948, Belen in 1971, Alamogordo, in 1979, and finally in La Luz in 1988. Jennie's hobbies included, baking, gardening, sewing and raising grandchildren. She was a member of The Knights of Columbus in Belen, Lifetime member of the VFW and president of the Doe's Club in the Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her Spouse, Vince J. Scarpa Sr., of La Luz; her children, Marie J. Straub, of La Luz, Vincent J. Scarpa Jr., of Alto and John Scarpa of Alamogordo; grandchildren Ron Scarpa, of Clovis, Vincent Straub, of Anderson, Ind., Vincent J. Scarpa III. of Alamogordo, Michael F. Scarpa, of Lubbock, Texas, Mandy Scarpa, of Alamogordo and TJ Scarpa of Alamogordo; great-grandchildren Vincent J. Scarpa IV, Aaron Scarpa, of Lubbock, Texas, Crystal Johnson, of Abilene, Texas, April Richards, Tommy Richards, James Richards, Ayrin Straub, Aevah Straub, Adalyn Straub, "unborn" Straub, of Anderson, Kimmy Sanderson, of Alto and Sandy Murray, of Colorado; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings Connie Bomenka, Rosalie Reverra, Rocky DeCovelo and John DeCovelo; her pets: TT, Skitzy and Kitzy.
Services will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home. Viewing will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Ft. Stanton Military Cemetery by Alto.
"She was loved by all that knew her."
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2013
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