Bachelor, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, 1965. Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, New York, 1966.
Middle school library media specialist Liverpool Central Schools, New York, 1966-1972. Substitute teacher Cazenovia Central Schools, 1985—2001, story hour library, 1991—2004, reference library, 1997—2001. Owner, beeswax candle artist Wicks Wax & Wares, since 2004.
Member pastor-parish committee Cazenovia Methodist Church, 1985-2001, general chairman marketplace, 1994-1999, member worship committee, 1985-2003, membership committee, 2000-2003.
Married Alfonso Mario Pavese, August 3, 1968. Children: Lori Pavese Mazor, Kelly Elizabeth Hyatt.