Frank Anastasio was born in Rumford, Maine on October 4, 1913, the son of Sicilian immigrants Frank and Rose (Pettinato) Anastasio. He grew up in the Rumford area and went to school with Ed Muskie. Frank was the oldest boy in the family and his father died (1922) when he was young. He began working at the age of 9 to support the family and later married Diana and became a barber. Frank passed away September 16, 2006.
Phil Anastasio was born in Rumford, Maine on January 3, 1915, the son of Sicilian immigrants Frank and Rose (Pettinato) Anastasio. He grew up in the Rumford area and went to school with Ed Muskie, graduating from Stephen’s High School in 1933. He served 5 years in the Maine State Guard during World War II. He married Evelyn (Brennick) Anastasio on September 4, 1939. She died March 15, 2005. Phil passed away on September 20, 2006.
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