I was born in Boston and brought up in Revere. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Massachusetts, along with Certification from the Master Teacher Program in Liturgy and Music from the Archdiocese of Boston. I have one sister, Agnes, who is married to my brother-in-law, Michael, with a daughter (my niece, Alana, who is 31 years old and preparing for her wedding next year). I have been a Pastoral Musician for 40 years and also work in Religious Education. Some of my hobbies include traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, teaching, going to Tanglewood in the summer, the ocean, and beautiful sunsets.