AGE: 64.

OCCUPATION: Choirmaster and organist at St. Clare's Church in Misquamicut and recently retired custodian at Dunns Corners School where I worked for 33 years.

RESIDENCE: Bradford.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Bradford.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Preparing Easter music for St. Clare's.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With family and friends, at my son Jared's gym, Westerly Crossfit; having dinner out, gardening and cooking.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My children; Heather, Stacy, Sonya and Jared.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being kind ... and as a person who helps others.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Traveling by train across Canada

I ALWAYS CARRY: A cross.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A priest.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: My mother, Leona and my grandfather, Spike Clary.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: James Patterson and Wayne Dyer.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: The Bible.

I AM LISTENING TO: Post Malone.

FAVORITE MOVIE: "White Christmas."

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "The Shack."

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: "Chicago Med" and "Will and Grace."

FAVORITE RADIO STATION: WBLQ.

FAVORITE SONG: "The Sound of Silence," by Simon and Garfunkel.

FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC: I like oldies ... music from the 1950s and '60s.

TOP COMFORT FOODS: Pizza and potato chips.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty and loyalty.

PET PEEVES: Whiners, selfish people and people who say, You know what I mean?"

FAVORITE QUOTATION: Be the reason someone smiles today.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beach.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Coffee.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I'm really very shy.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Work hard and save money.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Always go with your gut feeling.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Stop war and hunger.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay my kids' mortgages and help my friends.

I DRIVE A: 2016 White Jeep Cherokee.

I WISH I DROVE A: Toyota Mega Cruiser.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Water and yogurt.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Maya Angelou; John McCain; Wayne Dyer; Joe Biden and Michelle Obama.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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