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family and every time there was any event — a wedding or a funeral —
That feeling of community is one of the fond memories of Dorothy
Clemenzi Scotto. Her father, a stonemason from Italy, brought the family
to Florida in 1925. She and all five of her siblings attended St. Anastasia
School, as did her four children. Her son, Dominick, teaches at John Carroll
High School. “In those days, the church and school were our whole
community,” she says.
At left, Monsignor Beerhalter poses in front of one of the side altars of the old St. Anastasia
Catholic Church with the Lueg family. Above, St. Anastasia church, school and rectory
as they appeared on Orange Avenue in the late 1920s.