Thursday, May 28, 2015

Derby’s Marshall Lane Manor eyes June 30 closing date

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

DERBY >> Despite emotional pleas from residents, families and employees to keep a longtime city nursing home open, the state has granted the owner’s request to close Marshall Lane Manor.

The decision was made by the state Department of Social Services on April 28, but the facility’s Owner/Administrator Anthony Simonetti said Tuesday the target date to officially close the 120-bed facility is June 30.

“It is bittersweet for me,” Simonetti said.

Of the 96 residents who have called Marshall Lane Manor their home for years, all but two of them have yet to find alternate housing, he said. He said there are currently 13 residents still living at the facility, located 101 Marshall Lane.

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