Jun 13, 1988 - Jul 13, 2012
Jaclyn left us all on July 13, 2012 at the young age of 24. She left behind broken hearted: parents, two younger brothers and a soon to be fiance. Sure her artistic nature, like many, was grand but her smile is what captivated most. Behind her smile was the passionate essence of a good listener and always there for a friend.
There was inner pain during her high school years. As a family we fought every bullet thrown (ie insurance companies) to help her stop using the mind-dulling drugs that were handed to her for free by bad friends. She graduated high school, went to college but relapsed again thanks to wisdom teeth extraction and pain medication. Then again after tonsils were removed.
Jaclyn fought this drug addiction. She lost close friends to heroin use. She didn’t want to die from this. THAT is why this drug is so lethal. It got a hold of her mind and she believed she could control it. This wasn’t her fault. She kept her smile illuminating so brightly, none of us saw what was going on behind it.
She came home from work exhausted and took a nap that will last forever – just as our hearts are forever broken. Jaclyn loved the beach, animals, flowers, nature and had intelligence that stumped her parents.
We will forever miss her wit and sarcasm but mostly her loving us back.
Submitted by Diane Scarabino, Mother
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