AGE: As my mother used to say, “Old enough to know better.”
OCCUPATION: Serving the community in the role of vice president of operations for the Ocean Community YMCA.
RESIDENCE: Stonington ... just moved from Tolland, Conn.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: South shore of Long Island, then Hudson Valley, N.Y.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Settling into a new community and enjoying my new job!
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With my wife and four children, our granddaughter … and playing keyboards.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My four children and our granddaughter.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a good father, grandfather and husband.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Fly-fishing out west.
I ALWAYS CARRY: Reading glasses.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A hockey-playing musician.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: My five older siblings
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Frank O’Connor.
ON MY NIGHT STAND: “Funny Times”
I AM LISTENING TO: Myself play keyboards!
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Currently “The Americans.”
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.”
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Jerry Garcia.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Anything chocolate-covered.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook.
TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Compassion, honesty, humor.
PET PEEVES: Upspeak.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla” (my father)
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Sunrises and sunsets
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I played in a rock ’n’ roll band.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’t be judgmental.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Never miss a good chance to shut up.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Be stressed out and over my head.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay off my children’s college loans.
I DRIVE A: 1997 silver-and-red Harley-Davidson Springer Softail.
I WISH I DROVE A: 1997 silver-and-red Harley-Davidson Springer Softail.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Peanut butter and jelly
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Del McCoury
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro