City of Boston Inherits Italian Estate Through Last Will and Testament

Mar 21, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
City of Boston Inherits Italian Estate Through Last Will and Testament

In Italian Luciano Visocchi's last will and testament, he left his estate, which is estimated at $700,000, to the city of Boston, Massachusetts, where his aunt and mother had reportedly lived for a number of years, according to the Boston Globe.

In addition to the estate, however, Visocchi inserted a clause into the last will that required the city to take care of some of its inhabitants.

"The City of Boston, MA, USA, is obliged to look after the old dogs Argus and Jak," the will said, according to an English translation. "To feed the cat Rossina, easily recognizable from her great size, as well as the cats: Giacchino, Rossino, Pasquale, Francesco, and others as well.’"

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino expressed confusion as to who would be feeding the cats and dogs, saying "they’re over in Italy. What do you want me to do?’"

However, according to an attorney in Boston's legal department discovered that the will may actually be contested, as Visocchi allegedly decided to leave his estate to members of a local political party, but reportedly changed his mind before he died.