Nursing home in Chelsea renamed for Marblehead couple

CHELSEA — The Chelsea Jewish Lifecare nursing home has been renamed for Elliot and Donna Katzman of Marblehead.

The nursing home will be known as the Katzman Center for the Living. The Katzmans made a significant donation to the nursing home, and have longstanding ties to the facility, the city of Chelsea and to the healthcare organization in general.

"We are enormously grateful to Elliot and Donna Katzman for such a generous gift," said Barry Berman, the nursing home's CEO. "I have known the Katzman family for many years and am thrilled to have their name attached to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. Their support and friendship mean the world to us."

Katzman and his wife (nee Frangiamone) were classmates at Chelsea High and will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in the near future. Both graduated from Salem State.

Elliott is a general partner at Commonwealth Capital Ventures, a private venture capital firm. He has built some of New England's most successful technology firms. 

"Donna and I are truly thankful for the love and kindness that Chelsea Jewish Lifecare has shown our family," Katzman said. "Our involvement began when my grandmother was a resident of the nursing home over 40 years ago. 

"Donna's mom, Mary Frangiamone, is a resident of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. We want to pay tribute to the mission or the organization's founders, and the extraordinary leadership of Barry and Adam Berman."

The Katzmans have two sons, Matthew and David (whose wives are Katie and Emily, respectively); and are grandparents of Nora, Maggie, Julia and Clara.

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