UPDATE: Town Hall will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 4, per Gov. Baker's emergency order of 3/31. Town staff will continue providing services remotely. See more information.

The Endicott Estate Commission oversees the historic buildings and property at 656 East Street, which were left to the Town by the late Katherine Endicott in 1969, as defined in Town Bylaw Chapter 34 to ensure the preservation and maintenance of the estate. 

The Commission:

  • Makes rules and regulations for the use of the estate's land and buildings,
  • Advises and makes recommendations on public recreational, educational and other uses by Town residents, and
  • Determines policies governing the use of the estate for community and private social events.


The Endicott Estate Commission has five members who serve 3-year terms. All members appointed by the Town Manager. Current members include:

 Michele Heffernan  Chair
 David D'Arcy  Member
 Barbara Gula  Member
 Marie-Louise Kehoe  Member
 Jason Laprade   Member


Town boards and committees consist of volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Endicott Estate Office.


The Endicott Estate Commission meets 10-12 times each year. Public meeting dates and times are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.