Peter Kantorowski has evicted his 98-year-old mother from her home of nearly 60 years because she refused to live in a nursing home where she could get better care.
Kantorowski, 71, also gave her the option to move in with him, but she refused. His mother wanted no part of leaving her home, so he had her served with an eviction notice just prior to her 98th birthday.
Mary Kantorowski has been in her yellow house since 1953; it is where she raised two sons and cooked for her church that she attended daily. Apparently, it is where her late husband wanted her to live until the day she died; she feels that this house is her “everything.”
“I don’t know why he wants me to leave,” she said Friday. It looks like the mother and son will be heading into court next month over the home. “Peter became the owner of the Fairfield home several years ago when his mother transferred ownership to him but retained the right to live there, in what’s known as a quit claim,” Mary Kantorowski’s attorney said.
According to Peter, a retired taxidermist, he is concerned about his mother’s well-being. Apparently, the last time he visited her, she seemed to be disoriented and living in poor condition.
“I’m not throwing her on the street,” he told WTNH-TV in New Haven. “At her age, at 98, I’m sure that she should be with people of her peers. She should have her meals on time.”
However, according to Richard Bortolot Jr., Mary Kantorowski’s attorney, she can take care of herself.
“She still does some of her own cooking and is seen regularly in her home by doctors and nurses,” stated Bortolot.