I grew up in Mission Hill the fourth child out of five. My Father worked 32 years at Boston Edison and my Mother was a Head Nurse at Peterbent Brigham Hospital now known as Brigham and Woman's Hospital, and later Boston City Hospital now Boston Medical Center for 28 years. They have both since passed away leaving this World just a day apart. I am thankful that I had the opportunity with the help of my Wife to spend time with the both of them before they passed on.
I attended Public Elementary Schools Hennigan, Jamaica Plain, and later Farragut, Boston and eventually transferred to Mission Grammar, Mission Hill. From there I went to Don Bosco Technical H.S. in Boston and I surprised myself by graduating with a B+ average. After graduation I was accepted to the University of Lowell Engineering Program then later transferred to Wentworth Institute of Technology School of Manufacturing/ Industrial Engineering in Boston were I graduated with Honors.
I worked all my life in and around the City of Boston. I have been a:
- Shoe Shine Boy, Stock Boy - News Paper Boy (Boston Globe and Herald) - Golf Caddy (The Club, Brookline) - Delivery Boy (E.B. Horne, Boston) - Dishwasher, Bus Boy, Waiter, Bartender (Piaf's - Wilbur Theater, Gatsby's, Fiddlestix's, Narcissus and Celebrations Kenmore Club, all in Boston), Charlies in Chestnut Hill, and finally Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Watertown
-Automobile Mechanic - Electronic Technician (Teradyne, Boston) - Engineer (GTE Government Systems Corp., Needham) - V.P. Internet Start Up (TVisions, Cambridge) - Entrepreneur/Founder (Preston Inc. - 3D Display Systems, Weston) - Advanced Sailing Instructor (Courageous Sailing Center, Charlestown) - Captain and Instructor (Camp Abnaki, VT.) - Sailing Captain and Instructor ( Windsong Charters, Florida) - Owner, Captain,and Instructor (Duchess Of Boston Sailing Charters, LLC)
The Bottom Line. Given the right attitude anything is possible. This is what I learned growing up in the City of Boston.