|Annalisa Scalia (via Photo News)|
I was saddened to see an obituary for a young paralegal, Annalisa Marie Scalia, of Campbell Hall, New York, who died last week at only 27 years of age. In addition to being a paralegal for the Children’s Rights Society, headquartered in Goshen, she was also a licensed paramedic, and the first certified female firefighter for the Monell Engine Company Firehouse in Washingtonville.
The Children’s Rights Society, Inc. (CRS) is a non-profit organization that provides legal services for children in Orange County. The organization’s mission is to “secure justice for and to protect the rights of the children we represent.”
Though I only knew her a short while at The Children’s Rights Society, she had a passion for life. She was always cheerful and willing to assist you any way she could. I always looked forward to calling the office because she was always so cheerful. She will be sorely missed!
In addition to a passion for living, Annalisa Scalia clearly had deep compassion for, and a desire to help, other people. My heart goes out to her friends and family for the tragic loss of this spirited and gifted young person and paralegal.