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Frank R. Mastropolo

ANCRAMDALE — Frank R. Mastropolo, 94, died Aug. 8, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Frank was a resident of Ancramdale for 60 years. He and his wife, Angelina, who predeceased him, were co-owners of the Arzano and Mastropolo Poultry Farm until the early 1980s. He was a carpenter and woodworker by trade, and built their home and farm. Frank pursued his love of woodworking until the age of 90.A veteran of World War II, Frank served with the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division. He fought in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily; the Normandy Invasion, landing on Omaha Beach; and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post 426 in Pine Plains. Frank is survived by his daughter, Camille Mastropolo, and his son-in-law, Gary Ackerman Jr. of Ancramdale; his daughter, Joanna Mastropolo, and her longtime companion, Walter Rick of Sharon; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent to The Little Guild of St. Francis Animal Shelter, 285 Sharon Goshen Tpke., West Cornwall, CT 06796-1506; The Last Post, 95 Belden St., Falls Village, CT 06031; or to the Shacameco Post, 426 North Main St., Pine Plains, NY 12567. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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