AGE: 62

OCCUPATION: Arborist, landscaper, tree surgeon

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Being president at the Calabrese Club

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With friends and family

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Building my business up to be the best in the area.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a nice guy.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Italy. Cannot wait to go back.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: A few bucks.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Tree guy like my dad.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: William Blades O'Reilly

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "Patton"

I AM LISTENING TO: The blues

FAVORITE MOVIE: "The Godfather"

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Stronger"

FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Wheel of Fortune"

FAVORITE SONG: "My Way," by Frank Sinatra

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Fritos

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty

PET PEEVE: When people tell stories that are not true.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Gotta make a move!”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: How safe Westerly is.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My wife, Rita, our kids and our grandchildren.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I like to cook.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’ t sweat the small stuff.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: To teach what I’ve learned.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make everyone equal.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Travel all around the world.

I DRIVE A: Silver 2009 GMC truck.

I WISH I DROVE A: GMC 2018 truck.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Gatorade and Coors Lite.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My dad.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: My mother and father. They died when they were very young.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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