Massachusetts Widow May File Suit

Claire McNamara notified towns that she is reserving the right to file a lawsuit against them in connection with the death of her husband, Martin McNamara V.

"When you have a tragedy like this, everyone defers to the family's right to claim compensation," Paicos said. "You can't be anything but sympathetic."

A message left at Claire McNamara's number Thursday afternoon was not returned by press time.