More Tributes to Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz

Yesterday’s Greenwich Citizen features a long article on librarians Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz, who were killed last Wednesday by a hit-and-run driver, on their way to the airport in Denver, as they were returning from MidWinter. The article adds some new information to earlier stories.

It includes a photo of the information desk at the Perrot Public Library, which has become an ad hoc memorial, awash in flowers and cards.

The Citizen interviewed a spokeswoman from the Denver District Attorney’s office, who said that Denver residents are also affected by the loss,  

We can only imagine how it has touched your community, but we would want you all to know how much it has also touched this community, in spite of the fact that we did not have the pleasure of knowing these two women. This tragedy has sparked an incredible amount of compassion, anger about what happened. It has been a long time since I have seen the amount of e-mail and phone calls on a case.

The families of both women are quoted, asking that people make donations rather than sending flowers.

Donations in memory of Kate McClelland may be made to:

Perrot Memorial Library
90 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT, 06870

Connecticut Storytelling Center at Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
Box 5295
New London, CT 06320

Donations in memory of Kathy Krasniewicz may be made to:

Perrot Memorial Children’s Department
90 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT, 06870

Obituaries:

Kate McClelland — text on ALSC Web site, Obituary for Kate McClelland

Kathy Krasniewicz, Greenwich Time

As we reported earlier, ALSC is gathering tributes on their Web site.

The families are planning private memorial services. The Perrot Library is planning a public service for some time in early March.

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