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