I was born on March 8, 1933. Just 4 days after Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated President of the United State. I was raised in Great Neck, NY at a time that was/is considered the “golden age” of the US. My childhood wasn’t exactly a “Leave it to Beaver” one, but close. I refer to my youth as a “vanilla” one, meaning colorless and quite bland. Which probably explains why I married that handsome, dashing Italian. We were married for 56 years. I followed the usual pattern of that time, college, Tufts, BS psychology. Taught special education and first grade before marrying and joining my husband in his business, Bazzini Jewelers. Served as Pres. of the Madison, CT Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of the Retail Jewelers of CT. Before retiring I became a massage therapist which I loved. Retired in 1994 to Sarasota, FL. Volunteered for 20 years at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (oncology) and Florida Studio Theater. I’m on the board of our condo assoc.
When I became a widow in 2013 I discovered I had a lot of time on my hands and was fortunate to be in good health so I needed a project. At 80 I could see the finish line on the racetrack of life and wanted to do something to make the world a better place before I crossed it. Inspired by Doris Haddock, Granny D, I walked from Sarasota to Tallahassee for campaign finance reform. That was a first step. It looks like there’ll be a lot more. The battle continues.