Smoron farm probate mess moves closer to clean up


The long-running probate court shell game where a judge and a prominent lawyer in Southington sought to change an elderly woman’s will may be a little close to resolution. Lawyers are close to a deal that would send the matter back before a new probate judge who would consider Josephine Smoron’s estate as she intended. The old Polish farmer wanted to give her farm to her longtime caretaker, Sam Manzo, but former Probate Judge Bryan Meccariello amd lawyer John Nugent intervened, approving a scheme that would have funneled the property to a local developer. Now it looks like the farm may actually go to Manzo.


Smoron Farm Probate Mess Moves Closer to Clean Up
Rick Green
March 30, 2011
Hartford Courant