She compiled a record of 4-8-1, with three knockouts, in a career that lasted from April 10, 1998 to January 25, 2002.
She lived a normal life until making her boxing debut at the very late age of 38; in her debut she earned a four-round victory by decision.
Despite only having four career victories, she twice fought for world titles, though she was defeated both times.
She was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, but spent most of her childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts.
She lived in Lowell, where fellow boxer Micky Ward was born.