Updated: Sep 13, 2022
I’m just a regular person. I moved to Millbury thirty-something years ago and I call it my town. I love to golf any chance I can get.
I just took up chalking. So, you get these patterns and stencils, and you take a sponge and paint and it comes out pretty cool. I’m not artsy crafty so it's something I can do. I’ll probably do it tomorrow with my grandson.
I was my senior class president. I always like trying to solve problems for people.
I used to have a cable access show in Millbury with my friend Doreen. We’d do anything and everything, like restaurant reviews. One time when Cold Water Creek came to the mall we did a fashion show. We went to New York once. Whatever was happening in town we’d try to get it on the show. It was fun. We had a great time doing it. I miss it every now and then. It was called “Get Out.” We were on for years.
Once I became a selectman, it was harder. I ran on a dare. I thought I could help and be the voice of the people and I ended up winning my first election and I was like “What? I won?” I enjoy it.
I’m a 43 year survivor of cancer. I was supposed to be gone at 17. They gave me a 30% chance of survival. They said I’d never talk again and I would never have children. I always say to my son “you’re the miracle in my life.” He was my gift. I man made my voice with the help of a surgeon. I don’t know why I’m still here but I’ll take it!
Family means everything. I come from a huge family. There were nine kids.
My grandson is three. I have a granddaughter and she’s 7 months old. They live in Lunenberg. I try to see them once a week.
I will help anybody. I did meals on wheels for 20 years. I miss doing that.
I always thank my son for putting up with me. You know, if I volunteered, he had to come with me. But like he says, it made him a better person.