Lou Connick

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Lou Connick

Last address:
12 Library Lane
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Lou Connick died on April 29, 2005. He attended our reunion in 2000, for which he provided the following "synopsis of life after 1960." His obituary follows this synopsis.


Taught English on a Fulbright fellowship at the Univ. of Mandalay, Burma


Taught in an experimental English-teaching program at University High School, University of Illinois


Got married to Cathy Murphree, who had been married briefly to my best friend, who died suddenly in the mid-fifties. Joined The Asia Foundation in San Francisco as a program officer


Served as co-director of the Peak Scheme, a program designed to reform the primary education system of the State of Sarawak, Borneo, in the new country of Malaysia


Was Laos Country Director of Programs for the Foundation (my wife and I were decorated by the King of Laos for our service to his country)


Director of Southeast Asia program for the Foundation, based in San Francisco


Joined the State Department as the Area Coordinator of the U.S. program in Laos


Director of Programs in the Philippines for Inter­national Human Assistance Programs


Refugee Resettlement officer for the International Institute of Connecticut


Connecticut Refugee Resettlement Coordinator appointed by the Governor


Short-term overseas assignments with consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Went to Guyana, Nepal, and several African countries

My interests and involvement have been with the theater (National Theatre of the Deaf and Eugene O’Neil Theater Center); Education (Hammonassett School Board), the handicapped (Recording for the Blind and Dyslectic) and the Congregation Church (mission projects). I travel extensively and have personally-funded projects in Burma, Laos, and Sumatra.

Obituary from The New York Times
April 29, 2005

Louis Connick

CONNICK -- Louis, 83, on April 28, 2005 in Old Lyme, CT. Survived by his brother Peter Connick and many nieces and nephews in the Brooks, Connick and Keogh families. Predeceased by his wife Catherine M. He graduated from the Hotchkiss School and Yale University and attended Cambridge University. He served in the US Marine Corps in WWII, taking part in the landing on Iwo Jima. He taught at Hotchkiss and the Penn Charter School, worked in the Yale University office of admissions, and headed foreign-aid missions in Burma, Laos and the Philippines. A memorial service will be held at 2PM, May 7, 2005 at the First Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mission Education Fund, First Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT, 06371.