Marshall Home Fund Receives Payment from Trust of Generous Donor

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The following announcement was provided by the Marshall Home Fund:

The Marshall Home Fund recently received the final payment from the Henry H. Drew Trust. This trust was originally written in 1930. Henry H. Drew was a Watertown resident.

The 1930 Watertown directory lists him as a “gold refiner.” His will stated that any funds remaining in his estate after the death of his heirs was to be divided between the Watertown Home for Old Folks, now known as The Marshall Home Fund, and the Cambridge Home for the Aged, now known as Neville Place. This past year the managers of the remaining funds began a series of payments to the two named entities. The total amount received from the trust to each was $90,470.14, a truly outstanding gift thanks to the thoughtfully drawn estate of Mr. Drew. 

Perhaps Mr. Drew was grateful to the services provided to loved ones at each of the named facilities. We may never know the true motivation behind the gift, but we are so grateful. This gift allows Marshall Home Fund to continue its efforts to improve the quality of life of Watertown’s older residents for many years to come. Thank you Mr. Drew! 

Established in 2005 from the sale of the Marshall Home, the Marshall Home Fund is dedicated to preserving the social, physical and emotional well-being of older adults in Watertown by awarding grants to local social service agencies and other non-profit organizations.

They are committed to assisting those who need medical, housing and other essential services required to maintain their safety and comfort. For further information about the Fund visit or email

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