Trumbull Community Women helps library honor Clarence Heimann

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Trumbull Library on Quality Street was the setting as the community celebrated the memory of Clarence Heimann, Trumbull’s longest serving first selectman, who died in October at his home in New Hampshire, at the age of 99.

Trumbull Community Women, the volunteer group that is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, provided the refreshments for the afternoon ceremony that was hosted by Mary Keane and included speakers Suzanne Burr Monaco, Joan Plouffe and Heimann’s daughter Carol.

Cindy Nigro, co-president of TCW, said there was a sentimental reason for their involvement. Heimann served from 1961 to 1973, at the time that their club was getting started, and was a motivating force behind the building of many schools, parks, and the very Community Room where their club meets every month. “He did so much to make Trumbull the town that we all love,” Nigro said, “that he’s an inspiration to us every day.”