“Her neighbors in Palo Alto, Calif., were puzzled Tuesday after a local paper identified her as the buyer of the city’s oldest funeral home, the 114-year-old Roller & Hapgood & Tinney,” Whitehouse reports. “The funeral parlor is just down the street from Mayer’s current home, valued at $5.2 million.”
“Mayer is buying the 1.16-acre site at 980 Middlefield Road, according to the Palo Alto Weekly, which cited sources inside the funeral home,” Whitehouse reports. “The property is valued at around $850,000, including its parking lot, according to the county assessor’s office.”Whitehouse reports, “Paul Roller, the funeral home’s president and owner, said he did suggest Mayer as a possible buyer to the real-estate broker because she often rents out the funeral home’s parking lot for parties. ‘Marissa Mayer does live down the street, about a block and a quarter,’ Roller said. ‘And she has all these parties — gala affairs.’”
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