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.
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