AGE: 70

OCCUPATION: Mostly retired ... I'm a showroom usher at present.

RESIDENCE: Stonington.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Stonington Village.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Preparing for the Annual Feast of the Holy Ghost and also hosting grandson who is spending a week here before heading to middle school.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Gardening, reading, and on the computer.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising two great daughters.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a teacher who influenced many in numerous ways.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Spending a protracted period either in the Azores or on the southern coast of Portugal.

I ALWAYS CARRY: A religious medal of the Holy Ghost.

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

MY HERO IS: Robert F Kennedy.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Jonathan Kellerman & Stephen King

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "It Takes Two: Our Story," by Jonathan and Drew Scott.

I AM LISTENING TO: nothing … not big into music.

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood."

FAVORITE TV SHOW: "I Love Lucy."

FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Never had one.

FAVORITE SONG/GENRE OF MUSIC: Almost anything Beatles … but especially the ones easiest to dance to.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Macaroni & Cheese (throw in lobster or shrimp, and we have heaven.)

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Telling it like it is …

PET PEEVES: Beating around the bush.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Keep on keeping on …”

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

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Sweets, especially chocolate.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I am a 25-year year colon cancer survivor.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Take care of you … no one else is going to.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Love yourself … you’re the only you you have.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Need to make some huge decisions about how to assign responsibilities since I couldn’t do that by myself.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Speak to a financial advisor to maximize my return and minimize my tax liability.

I DRIVE A: Grey 2008 Ford F-150.

I WISH I DROVE A: Bright blue 2020 F-150 4x4 with a full cab.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Eggs and milk.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Hillary and Bill Clinton.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: All 4 of my grandparents and I have a lot of genealogy questions I would love answered.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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