Josephine Gaccetta was born in Rumford, Maine on August 26, 1931 to Dominic F. and Clorinda Gaccetta, both Italian immigrants. She worked as an assistant or as part of a campaign team in the offices of many Maine Democrats including Jim Oliver, Ken Curtis, and Edmund Muskie. She has an intimate knowledge of Rumford, both as the town she grew up in and how it has changed over the decades. She worked closely with many federal programs as they applied to Maine, such as HUD and other federal economic planning.
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