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B2 THE HARTFORD COURANT Saturday, April 8, 2000 2 LOCAL OBITUARIES Nonprofit community events appear Monday through Saturday in the Town News section on a space available basis. Coming events should be sent to: The Hartford Courant, Attn.: Joyce Brasile, 40 South St., New Britain, CT 06051. Please print "Coming Events" on the envelope. Events should be received by The Courant a minimum of 14 days in advance. Please include the full address and zip code of the event location and an information phone number. Today Areawide: An evening of dances and music of India, "Vasant Bahaar," 6:30 p.m., Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcombe Way, Plainville. Cost, $10; $12 for first five rows. Half price for children. Presented by Volunteers in Service to Education in India, Inc. 203-795-3177, Charu Pandit or 203-281-5093, Ravi Vashi for tickets. Berlin: The Knights of Columbus will grant two $500 scholarships for Berlin residents graduating from any high school this year. Applications must be returned Killer Continued from Page B1 where his grandfather, Maynard Scranton, owned a house sometime in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His mother, Flavia Clark, lived with his grandfather until it was sold in 1983, two years after Maynard Scranton's death, according to city records. His grandfather CLARK left Hadden Clark $500, city records show. Maynard Scranton also owned the Block Island house that Rhode Island state police have searched twice for Clark's personal belongings. That house is now owned by his brother, Geoffrey Clark. Clark's other grandfather, Silas Clark, owned the Wellfleet property. The search in Wellfleet did not turn up any bodies, but police did find a bucket of women's jewelry, including some that belonged to one of his Maryland victims. Clark has told authorities he tortured and then ate some of his victims before burying them. During the search in Massachusetts, he insisted that police buy him women's clothing before he would do anything. Connecticut state police are particularly interested in the disappearance of Doreen Vincent, who has been missing since 1989. The 12-year-old left her Wallingford home on the evening of June 15, 1988, with (The tfartfor&Courant. HOW TO REACH US The Hartford Courant 285 Broad St., Hartford, CT 061 15 (860) 241-6200; (800) 524-4242 (Outside the Hartford area) All numbers are 860 area code unless otherwise noted www.hartfordcourant.com NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Subscriptions, missed delivery or missing sections, vacation stops, billing questions. For same-day redelivery, please call before 10 a.m. daily, 12:30 p.m. Sunday ADVERTISING 241-6221 Classified 525-2525 (800) 842-8824 Death noticesObituaries 241-6392 BACK ISSUES 241-3912 The Company Store is open WP'Wm to 3 c m EDITORIAL PAGELETTERS 241-6484 NEWS 241-6747 local news coverage: Hartford 241-6217 West Hartford' Farmington Valley . . . Enfield 'North Central Connecticut 241-6721 253 5722 ManchesterEastern Connecticut 647-5335 Middlesex County 343 5252 NEWS ACCURACY AND FAIRNESS CONCERNS Reader Representative Associate Editor Elissa by April 15. 860-828-9285, Terry Lescoe, for an application, or they may be picked up at Berlin High School Berlin: Open house, 1 to 4 p.m., Berlin Historical Society, Corner of Peck and Main streets, Kensington. Refreshments served. The museum will be open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through December. Bristol: Saturday Science Camps featuring Optical Illusions, 10 a.m. to noon, The Family Center, 47 Upson St. Cost is $6 or $5 for nonmembers. Ages 5 and older welcome along with parents. 860-583-1679 to register. Bristol: Build-it festival, 10 a.m. to noon, The Family Center, 47 Upson St. Admission is $2 per person for a maximum of$8 per family. Pre-registration required. Materials provided. 860-583-1679 for information. Bristol: "Fantasy Voyage 2000," 6:30 p.m. to midnight, St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave. Cost, $12 per person in advance; $15 at door. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Casino games, auctions, food 860-584-0911 for ticket information. money and clothing and was never seen again. "We've always felt strongly that something went awry with her," Wallingford Lt. Thomas Curran said. But Clark's tour of Meriden didn't produce any evidence to convince Wallingford police he had something to do with Vincent's disappearance. State police decided to bring j Clark back one more time to search I again. Clark "is still saying he was involved in a murder up here," said state police Lt Ralph Carpenter. '. "We'd be remiss if we didn't look into his claims." Investigators looking into Clark's possible involvement with Cave and : Mount have since turned their at- tention to Meade. At the time of Meade's arrest in . the three New Haven killings, there were four unsolved murders of young children, all of whom suffered fractured skulls. In addition to Cave and Mount there was Diane Toney, 11, who was abducted in New Haven in the same two-week period as the other two girls. Her body was dumped in the woods of North Guilford. The last girl killed was Jennifer Noon, 5, who also was abducted in New Haven and dumped near Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden in September 1970. Meade's arrest in the New Haven deaths came three months later. Even though authorities have had information linking Meade to the deaths of all four girls - includ-. ing an admission to a state trooper' that he killed Dawn and Jennifer -he was never charged in those cases. In a phone interview last week,, Meade denied killing anyone but the three mentally retarded people and offered to take a polygraph test 525-5555 (Inside Connecticut) (800) 472-7377 (Out of state) (800) 524-4242 X4900 (Hearing impaired) TOD 520-6990 drculatianocourant.com LIBRARY RESEARCH PHOTO REPRINT SERVICES; REPRINT PERMISSIONS .241-3970 FAX NUMBERS Advertising 241-3864 Circulation 241-6565 Editorial Page 520-6941 Newsroom 241-3865 New BritainBristol Southington 832-5000 Torrmqton'Litchfield County 482-6604 Business News 241-6736 Cat listings 241-6463 Coming events listings 241-6748 Food 241-6452 lifeArtsTravel 241-3904 Northeast 241-3700 Photo 241-6525 Sports 241-6435 Papirno 241-3902 readerepe ourant.com Traci Helm, 44; Bristol Resident Traci Sue Young Helm of Bristol died at home Wednesday. She was 44. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Towson University in Maryland. She was employed at Ames Corp. for 15 years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Plainville. She is survived by her husband, Bernhard Helm; her father, Frederick Young of Maryland; a son, Alexander; and her brother, Rodney' Young of Maryland. The funeral will be Monday at 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in West Cemetery, Plainville. Calling hours are Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. Donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farm-ington Ave., Plainville, CT 06010 or the Bristol Association of Retarded Citizens, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Claire Daly, 91; Bristol Resident Claire M Berube Daly of Bristol died Thursday at the Nursing Care Center of Bristol. She was 91. She was born in Rhode Island and lived most of her life in Waterbury, where she worked at Scovill Manufacturing before retirement. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Waterbury. CONNECTICUT Sites of a serial killer? Convicted double-murderer Hadden Clark has told authorities through an inmate Clark believes is Jesus Christ that he may have killed as many as 1 1 other women or little girls all along the eastern seaboard. In the past few months police have searched the places listed below for potential burial sites. MASS. NEW YORK CONN 0 NEW PENN. JERSEY. Jit net A o W 3-- r and give blood and hair samples for DNA testing to put the rumors to rest New Canaan police did not consider Meade a suspect at the time of Mount's death, but police now want to check if there could have been Presidential Biographer To Give Talk Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at the Connecticut Humanities Council's Wilbur Cross Awards luncheon on Friday. The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Radisson Conference Center in Cromwell followed by a book-signing. Goodwin, who taught a Harvard University course on the American presidency, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "Lyndon Johnson & The American Dream" House Continued from Page B1 Pino said, "and when she runs again they'll never beat her." . Johnson's press secretary, David WTiite, said that while Johnson has made no formal announcment, she expects to run for a 10th term this fall It is too early to speculate on 2002, White said, but "I know there is still quite a bit she wants to accomplish, and I can certainly see her continuing past 2002." If Johnson remains in Congress, speculation centers on a redistrict- She leaves a son, Edward J. Daly of Bristol; a sister, Bertha Berube of Florida; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Edward M. Daly, died previously. The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. from Casey-O'Donnell Family Funeral Home, 1581 E. Main St., Waterbury, to Sts. Peter and Paul Church for a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are at the funeral home are Monday from 9 to 10 am Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Joan Markowski, 69; Of New Britain Joan P. Markowski of Clinton Street, New Britain, died Friday. She was 69. She was born in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School. She retired from The Hartford Insurance Group in 1991. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and St Joseph's Rosary Guild. She is survived by a brother, Thomas M. Ponte of Newington, and a nephew, niece, grand-nephew, aunt, two uncles and many cousins. Her husbands, Stephen Straker and Leo Markowski, died previously. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 195 S. Main St., New Britain. Burial will follow. Calling hours are Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain. R. 'John' Rivers, 35; Of New Britain Raymond "John" Rivers of New Britain died Thursday at New Brit RHODE ISLAND, k " Rlnrfc Id.mri ft I uhoro hie : . pother, flavia Clark, owns ; , S home. -Wellfleet, Mass., where his grandfather, Silas Clark, owned a home.,; - Meriden, Conn, where his grandfather, Maynard Scranton, owned a home on Yale Avenue. - Yardley, Perm, which is along the Delaware River separating Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clark lived there in 1991-92, and authorities in both states are reviewing whether he is connected to any unsolved murders. - Silver Spring, Md where he lived when 6-year-old Michele Dorr was killed in 1988. Bethesda. Md where he lived when 23-year-old Laura Houghteimg was killed in 1992. Rockville, Md. The Hartford Courant connections to that murder, Bender-nagle said. The FBI is assisting in both investigations, although it is unclear what role the agency is taking. FBI officials declined to comment on their investigation. (1976), "The Fitzgeralds & the Kennedys" (1987) and "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The American Home Front During World War II" (1995). The Connecticut Humanities Council, a public nonprofit organization, distributes funds to cultural institutions across the state for humanities-based programs. For more information on the council or the luncheon, call 860-685-2260. ing plan that would carve up the, Waterbury -based 5th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat James H. Maloney. But Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who has played an active role in the census, said Connecticut should not give up just yet. "I'm not conceding anything yet - not until we do an accurate count," Bysiewicz said, noting that the state also was expected to lose a seat in 1990 but kept it by a narrow margin. "In my mind it's very important to continue the census counting. The risk of losing a seat only underscores the need for a very thorough and veiy complete count." ? ain General Hospital He was 35. He was a lifelong city resident, worked at Gordon Cellar Door Co. in Southington and was a member of St. Mary Church. He was a friend of Bill W. He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Knight Rivers of New Britain; his father, Raymond Rivers of Hartford; four sisters, Maryellen Strasser of New Britain, Kathleen Germain of Southington, Betsy Ja-giello of New Britain and Jennifer Marvin of Enfield; his fiancee, Laurie Banos of New Britain; seven nieces and nephews; a special uncle, Edward Rivers; a special cousin and friend, Victor LeMay, his friend and helper, Mary O'Brien; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the New Britain Memorial Funeral Home, 444 Farming-ton Ave., New Britain, to St. Mary Church, 544 Main St, New Britain, for a funeral liturgy at 10. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be sent to the Far-rell Treatment Center, 586 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051. Anne M. Nuzzo, 78; Bristol Resident Anne Mailhot Nuzzo of Sheila Court, Bristol, died Thursday at Care Manor in Farmington. She was 78. She was a parishioner of St Matthew Church in Forestville. , She is survived by a son, R. Roger Nuzzo of Unionville; a daughter, Janice Brayne of Plainville; a brother, Alsop Continued from Page B1 Former state Republican chairman Thomas D'Amore, who sometimes clashed with Alsop over party matters, said Alsop had a level of honesty and integrity that is rare in : politics in the year 2000. "In a word, he was extraordinary," D'Amore said Friday. "He was one of the most honorable guys , I've ever met in politics. The word 'giant' would not be hyperbole for him in Connecticut Republican i politics." Alsop often clashed with then-U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr., and D'Amore came to know Alsop well because he was called in to moderate the disputes between the two political leaders. "He was the stereotype of what a Connecticut Yankee Republican would be," D'Amore said. "We should all be as lucky to have led as full a life as he did. He was the real McCoy." While political ideologies have shifted through the years, Alsop was a moderate from the Nelson Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. Alsop was a striking figure who could be seen in plaid suits with broad lapels and baggy trousers, wide suspenders, bow ties and cameo cufflinks. He was seldom without a hat - straw in the summer and felt in the winter - and often touted a pipe. He was known as a history buff with a passion for Shakespeare. A direct descendant of James Monroe, Alsop spoke with the clipped twinge of a genuine New England aristocrat. He was an oratorical marvel whose self-deprecating wit and droll expressions added zest to his words. While his political and business accomplishments were well known, few knew about his love for fishing, said Augusta "Gussie" Alsop, his wife of 52 years. "He loved going to Iceland and fishing for salmon," she said Friday night. "He went for 23 years." Born in 1915, Alsop was a member of one of the most prominent families ever to live in Avon. His parents, Joseph and Corinne Alsop, both served in the General Assembly, and his grandfather was a Democrat who served as lieutenant governor. Regarding his own political career, Alsop said the time he spent at the state Capitol in the 1940s was "the most fun I ever had. It was a zoo." Alsop helped push through three desegregation bills submitted by the Connecticut NAACP at the end of the 1949 legislative session. Those measures outlawed racial discrimination in the National Guard, public accommodations and public-housing projects. Alsop and his family lived on Tal-cott Notch Road, a well-traveled short cut that connects Avon to Farmington. After selling the farm in late 1986, Alsop moved to Old Lyme and bought a 7.5-acre estate. John Mailhot of New Hampshire; six grandchildren; a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Church. Burial will be in St Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. Calling hours are Monday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Delia Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Edmund Zalaski, 78; Formerly Of Bristol Edmund J. Zalaski of Harwinton, formerly of Bristol, died Thursday at Wolcott Hall Specialty Care in Torrington. He was 78. He was born in Bristol and lived in Harwinton the past 13 years. He worked at the former Eagle Lock Co. in Terryville and at The Stanley Works in Farmington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War n and a member of St Stanislaus Church in Bristol. He is survived by his wife, Jean "Jeanie" Zukowski Zalaski; two brothers, Frederick Zalaski of Southington and Raymond Zalaski of Terryville; four sisters, Doris Maslak and Mary-Jo Reynolds, both of Terryville, Pauline Mastrobat-tisto of Forestville and Margaret Taylor of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral is today from the Stanley Suchodolskl Funeral Home, 444 West St., Bristol, to St Stanislaus Church for a Mass at 9:30 am. Burial with full military honors will follow in St Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours are at the funeral home from 8 am until the procession forms for the Mass. Unlike his two brothers who spent their careers in journalism,, Alsop joined the family's insurance business. He retired in 1980 after 27 years as chief executive of Covenant Insurance Mutual Insurance Co. in Hartford - the firm created by his father in the 1920s. Along with former Aetna chairman John Filer and DeRoy "Pete" Thomas of ITT Hartford, Alsop was one of the key organizers of the Insurance Association of Connecticut which eventually became a strong lobbying force at the state Capitol on insurance issues. Working simultaneously on insurance and politics, he joined with other influential business leaders, including Clayton Gengras, Meade Alcorn and Edwin H. May Jr., to help raise money and handpick candidates for the GOP. He was one of the last survivors of an era of GOP leadership, which was replaced with the re-election of Weicker as U.S. senator in 1982. In later years, Alsop was fond of saying with a trace of humor more than nostalgia, "I'm yesterday." From 1968 until 1984, he served as a member of the Republican National Committee and met many of the top politicians of his day. A graduate of Kingswood School in West Hartford, Alsop also graduated from Groton School in Groton, Mass. in 1933 and Yale University in 1937. During World War II, Alsop served as a U.S. Army intelligence officer behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France. As a member of a seven-man British-American team, Alsop was parachuted into the region and worked with a French resistance fighter to spot enemy airfields and teach underground tactics to the French guerilla army. After months of that assignment, France was liberated. As an OSS captain, Alsop was sent to China, where he trained a group of 300 Chinese in guerilla warfare. Besides his wife, Alsop is survived by a son, John D. Alsop of Cornville, Maine; two daughters, Mary Culver of Guilford and Augusta Alsop of Solon, Maine; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Church in Old Lyme. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Church, Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Former Courant Staff Writer Joanne Johnson contributed to this story. 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