BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Ft. Benning Army Hospital, raised and grew up in Pawtucket and Hope Valley.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Work/life balance.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: With my husband, Manny, my sons and my sons’ wives.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My sons; Justin, Frank and Jonathan.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being honest, kind and doing what I said I would do.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Travel, relax, and retire ... oh, and zip lining.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: My phone and my car keys.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Teacher or travel agent.
EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Raising my sons.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: No favorite, depends on my mood.
I AM READING: “The Bone Tree,” by Greg Iles.
I AM LISTENING TO: Old time Rock ’n’ Roll.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Dirty Dancing.”
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “This is Us,” and “Amazing Race.”
FAVORITE PET: No pets right now, love my grand dogs.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Seafood.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Far too much.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty and kindness.
PET PEEVE: Broken promises.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart,” ~ Anne Frank.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Westerly is a delightful town, the beach, downtown, park, close to so much and I really enjoy the people.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I am more fearful than people realize.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Stop a minute, enjoy the moment, and breathe.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Be honest, kind and take care of yourself.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Not a job I would want.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Take care of my family and enjoy my bucket list.
I DRIVE A: Gray 2015 Hyundai Genesis.
I WISH I DROVE A: Red BMW convertible.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My husband’s father, the late Frank Fusaro. I never met him, but he has influenced my life in many ways. It would be nice to have a conversation with him.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro