New Trustees Join the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board

Shannon O’Toole Giandurco (contributed photo)

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Shannon O’Toole Giandurco, Charles Nystrom, and Gary Lorusso have joined the Board of Trustees.

Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “Our new Trustees will bring their professional knowledge and diverse backgrounds and expertise to the Board and each of them will be veritable assets to this institution.”

A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Gary Lorusso has worked for the law firm of Tierney, Zullo, and Murphy, PC in Norwalk, CT as a general practice attorney specializing in real estate, for the past forty-five years. His interest in the Mansion was sparked when he was a “paper boy” delivering a newspaper to Norwalk’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which was then housed in the Mansion’s Billiards Room. “After expressing my fascination with the architecture,” Mr. Lorusso said, “the friendly employees would allow me to roam around the house for a few minutes each time I delivered the paper.” This is the second time Mr. Lorusso has joined the Board of Trustees of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. Mr. Lorusso is also a member of the Board of Keystone House, Inc. in Norwalk, CT.

Shannon O’Toole Giandurco is an Executive Assistant at Tengram Capital Partners in Westport, CT. Prior to working for the investment firm, she was the Executive Assistant to the President of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation. She began her career at Stew Leonard’s supporting several members of the Executive Team. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Sacred Heart University.

Ms. O’Toole Giandurco enjoys giving back to the Norwalk community; she served on the Common Council for two terms and is currently serving as a Selectman. Her spare time is spent with her husband and young daughter.

Charles Nystrom works for a large healthcare workers union in New York City where he specializes in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and conducting research on Allied health professions.  Now a proud Norwalk resident, he grew up in the Twin Cities and studied history at the University of Minnesota.  He’s an avid art and music lover who also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 295 West Avenue in Norwalk. For more information on tours and programs, please visit, e-mail, or call 203-838-9799.

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