OCCUPATION: Executive Director, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Danvers, Mass.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Raising money for a handicap accessible senior transportation van for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Spending time with my family — my husband John, and our three children; John, Mary and Julie; taking walks, going to the beach and watching plays and musicals.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising three children who became very kind adults.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a good mother, wife and friend.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: I don’t really have a bucket list.
I ALWAYS CARRY: My phone.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A missionary or an actress.
PEOPLE WHO MOST INFLUENCED ME: My parents, Marge and Jim Donovan, and the Sisters of Notre Dame, who taught me until 9th grade.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: Too many to choose one.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "On Broken Pieces," by Rev. Joshua McClure; "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien and "That Man is You" by Louis Evely.
I AM LISTENING TO: Sound track to “The Greatest Showman.”
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Green Book."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "The Voice."
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: WBLQ Morning Show.
FAVORITE SONG: “You're Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Chocolate.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook ... to post Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center events.
TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Humility and a good sense of humor.
PET PEEVES: Dishonesty and bragging.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Nelson Mandela
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The ocean.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My faith and trust in a merciful God who loves us all.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I became a grandmother for the first time this month!
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: To live in the present moment.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Always tell the truth and people will know they can trust you.
IF I RULED THE WORLD: My first order of business would be to create affordable housing for the people of southeastern Connecticut.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Buy houses for our PNC clients who have children and are living in hotels.
I DRIVE A: blue, 2017 Subaru Forester.
I WISH I DROVE A: A brand new handicap accessible van for the PNC Senior Transportation Program
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Carrots and hummus.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My father, who passed away in 1996.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro