In Bridgeport, April 14, 2001, Muriel Clarkson Dempsey 78, of 90 Concord St., Hamden, wife of the late John H. Dempsey. Born in New Haven, on July 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Burton C. and Leila Clark Clarkson. Mrs. Dempsey was a long time resident of Morris Cove, New Haven, before moving to Hamden in 1958. She had been a member of the Hamden Square Dance Club. She is survived by daughters; Joan Herr of Bloomington, IN, Dr. Lois Hinman of Sleepy Hollow, NY., a son, Robert J. Dempsey of Trumbull, a brother, Burton C. Clarkson, Jr. of Houston, TX and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Donald R. Clarkson. Funeral service will be held in Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden, Thurs., April 19, at 11 A.M. Friends may call at BEECHER AND BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN, Wed. from 5 -8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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