- "Where'd you get all this money from Vito? You haven't done nothing you'll be sorry for have you?"
- — Francesca Scaletta
|Portrayed by||Jeannie Elias|
Just like Vito, Francesca's youth was hard and poor, growing up in her native Italy under the creeping oppression of the fascists, who were especially brutal to Sicilians. She differs from her brother, because she actually respects the law. She studied hard to graduate from high school and has run the church youth club since she was sixteen. She lives with her mother in the same apartment her family lived in when they came to America. She works as a secretary at the Trago Oil Depot supporting herself and her mother. After her mother died, Francesca married a man named Eric Reilly while Vito was in jail in 1945. At first Vito is happy that he will be gaining a brother-in-law. Since their father has died, Vito grants the blessing and "gives her away" to the Reilly family.
When Francesca's husband Eric abuses her, she goes to Vito to ask him to talk with Eric. Instead, Vito gives Eric a brutal beating. Francesca later calls Vito, and he says he would kill Eric if he ever beats her again. Horrified by this, Francesca tells Vito to stay away from Eric and herself.
Francesca's phone call to Vito is the last time Francesca is seen or heard in the game. She eventually divorces her husband Eric 2 years later. It could be implied that she has caught on to Eric's sins of drunkenness and adultery, and divorced him on those grounds, and that she may have reconciled with Vito upon the fact he was only trying to protect her.
- Antonio Scaletta (father, deceased)
- Maria Scaletta (mother, deceased)
- Vito Scaletta (brother)
- Eric Reilly (husband, divorced)
- The second half of Chapter 11, in which Vito beats up on Eric for beating Francesca, is a slightly altered homage to "The Godfather", in which Sonny Corleone forcefully teaches Carlo Rizzi to no longer abuse his little sister Connie Corleone.