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(Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun)

In The Easy Chair: Tom Gulluscio


AGE 47.

OCCUPATION Westerly’s Animal Control Officer.

RESIDENCE Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF Leading a very talented and compassionate group of animal welfare professionals in the Ocean State Animal Coalition.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN Westerly.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME Spending time with friends and family.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT Being the father of two very fine young men. My boys, Jared and Brady, have provided me with plenty of pride and joy!

WHAT I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR Being kind.

ON MY BUCKET LIST Drive across the country and spend some time touring the West Coast.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET a pocket knife.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP An architect.

PERSON OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST My grandfather Pat. He was strong, friendly, hardworking, kind, loving, supportive.

FAVORITE AUTHOR I’m a newspaper and magazine guy.

LAST BOOK READ see previous comment.

FAVORITE SONG Kenny Rogers’ “You Can’t Make Old Friends.”

FAVORITE MOVIE “Animal House.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW “Cold Case.”

FAVORITE PET Sasha, a shelter rescue dog who warmed my heart, and Narla, a shelter rescue cat who made me laugh right up to her last days.

FAVORITE MEAL Eggplant parm ... but only my mother’s or my grandmother’s. All others fail miserably.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK A few minutes.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE Honesty.

PET PEEVE Incompetence.

FAVORITE QUOTATION Always treat others as you wish to be treated.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD The ocean air. It revitalizes me.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Someone or something to care for.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME Let’s keep that little known.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED See favorite quote.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE See best advice I ever received.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD Be exhausted.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS Cash the check.

I DRIVE A Dark gray 2005 Jeep Cherokee.

I WISH I DROVE A Dark gray 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Pickles.

IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD CHOOSE Davy Crockett. I just find his life interesting.

— Interview conducted and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro



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