$200K bid buys house where mother, daughter died
Updated 3:34 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The house where a mother and her disabled daughter perished in a fire last year has been sold at auction.
The small Cape at 135 Crane St. was sold for $200,000 to a local builder, according to Jack DeStories of the Fairfield Auction Gallery. The Monroe auction firm handled the auction Sunday for the estate of Maureen Gerritty.
Gerritty, 47, and her daughter, Katherine Rose O’Neill, 19, died in the early-morning fire on March 10, 2014.
The house, which is uninhabitable, was sold as is, and is expected to be torn down.
“We had loads of interest and we think all parties are happy with the results,” DeStories said. There were six registered bidders for the property.
The minimum bid for the 0.11-acre property was set at $99,000. According to the town Assessor’s records, the land was appraised at $211,600 while the uninhabitable fire-damaged dwelling was appraised at $10,100.