Fasano, Jacqueline (Bartolini)*

4816 61st Avenue Drive West
Bradenton, FL 34210
bella4936@att.net
2011

I retired nearly 3 years ago (closed my boutique after 24 years!) and am enjoying life.  As some of you may know I was widowed 5 years ago (was married to Gino Bartolini for 41 years!).  I met a wonderful man, Ron,  who enticed me to quit working so we could travel and play golf and that is exactly what we are doing.  I still do consulting for the fashion industry and have also done some traveling in various parts of the country presenting Trunk Shows.  

I am also enjoying my 4 grandchildren and now have the opportunity to spend more time with them.  My oldest, Jordan (and only girl--which is such a treat after having raised two sons!) will be 18 in November.  And lucky me--I had the three grandsons,  Tim (13), Dominic, Jr. (12 June 7) and Rocco (7) for an overnight this weekend!  I think I am ready for a vacation! Ron and I also visit Michigan frequently to visit his daughter Lynn and her family.  His son, Tim lives in the area and it is wonderful that I added 5 more  beautiful grandchildren (ages 15 to 22, Aron, Samm, Stephanie, Ron and Jennifer)) to the fold.   

We spend the winter in Florida and stay until mid April--just in time to return for the golfing season in Chicago!  In between, we have been traveling alot...a cruise down the Danube, fall in Vermont, several Las Vegas trips (I love it there!), a Mediterranean cruise, golf trips to Charleston, S.C., Mackinaw, and Wisconsin and we are looking forward to a week in Bransen with some of the children and grandchildren for the 4th of July.  A Thanksgiving trip is planned to Hawaii.
  Unfortunately, we have learned the hard way that life really is too short, so, everyone, enjoy today!    p.s. the past Reunion was the first I have ever missed...looking forward to seeing everyone at the 50th!  

Jackie Fasano Bartolini
 

2005

I have owned my own business (Bellissimo Boutique) since 1985 and am active in community events.  Prior to that I worked for a Fortune 500 company in several capacities, sales and public relations being foremost.  I have been married for 39 years and have 2 sons and 4 beautiful talented grandchildren (what else would a grandmother say?!).