Marguerite Jean English was born and raised in Los Altos, California, the youngest of four children born to Mike and Ann English. Due to a severe bout of meningitis as a baby, Maggie had serious health and learning issues throughout her life. She attended The Morgan Center School for many years. Maggie was so dearly loved by her family and is missed every day. Maggie died of COVID/respiratory failure on April 24th, 2020.
Michael Thomas English was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he was a part of a big Italian family. He attended Catholic school in Norwalk. He was in the Engineering program at University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, graduating at the top of his class with degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. He was also a member of Mensa.
Mike's senior year of college was sidetracked when his Navy reserveship was activated to be part of the Russian Blockade in Cuba. He spent a year and a half in Cuba and at sea in the Caribbean and the North Sea. At the end of his tour, Mike was offered an appointment to Naval O.C.S. which he declined, preferring to finish college.