Matt & Sue Dery

The Fort Trumbull neighborhood was once largely made up of Italian immigrants.  In fact, right up the street from Susette is the Dery family, who has lived in Fort Trumbull since 1895.  Matt Dery, his wife Suzanne and their son lived right next door to Matt’s mother and father.  Matt’s great-grandmother, Maria Ballestrini, purchased that house in 1901.  Matt’s mother, Wilhelmina, was born in the house in 1918.  She and her husband, Charles, have lived there together since he finished his service in the Merchant Marines in WW II.

  • December 20, 2000    |   Private Property

    Kelo Eminent Domain

    Eminent Domain Without Limits?: U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Curb Nationwide Abuses

    Susette Kelo dreamed of owning a home that looked out over the water. She purchased and lovingly restored her little pink house where the Thames River meets the Long Island Sound in 1997, and had enjoyed the great view from its windows. The Dery family, up the street from Susette, had lived in Fort Trumbull…

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