Mr. Louis J. Correri

  • Born: February 8, 1922
  • Died: March 15, 2013
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Louis J. Correri, 91

Foreign Service State Department

He was born in Manhattan, NY and came to this area in 1946.

A Senior Member of the Office of Communications with the State Department. He was a Regional Officer of ARA, Middle East, South Asia and Far East. He was also a Communications Officer at the US Mission to the UN, Bonn, London, and Paris. At the State Department he was Operations Officer for Europe and Chief Communications Security, Executive Officer. US Army Methods and Procedures specialist, Training Officer and Communications Supervisor.

He served as Chairman of the Promotion Panel and in 1971 he took the lead role in restoring promotions for Staff Personnel.

After retirement from State, he was Communications Officer for Multinational Force and Observers HQ Rome, Italy and extensive service in the Sinai, contractor for Upgrading Embassy Communications at Mexico City, Madrid, and Brazzaville.

He was an Army Veteran WWII 1943 -1946, Army Reserve 46-51, Sang professionally with the Robert Shaw Choral 1942- 43. Also sang with the NY All City High School Chorus and State Department Glee Club. Performed in Embassy musical shows in Beruit and Mexico City.

Volunteered with Abusive Men, counseled prisoners about to be returned to civilian life, incarcerated youth offenders, homeless and senior citizens, and go-for assistant at Alexandria Hospital. Assisted two youths wheelchair bound with MS until their demise.

He leaves his wife Anne, daughters, Teresa and Nicole, son, Louis Jr, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Lou was one of the rocks upon which the Office of Communications was built. He was always a gentleman and a water-fall of experience which he was always willing to share. It was an honor to be associated with him. Tom

Posted by Thomas J. Murphy - Ocala, FL - Co-worker   March 24, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Lous demise. He was one of the most decent and amiable people I knew in the Foreign Service. Our last meeting, at the CANDOERs luncheon July 12th, 2012, was a great joy. As you recall, we shared memories and talked about Italian food recipes. What fun! Buon viaggio Luigi! My condolences go out to you, Ann, and your family on this sad occasion. Brad Ham, CANDOER.

Posted by Bradford Ham - Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz - Colleague   March 24, 2013

Lou, I appreciate the friendship and support you showed me during the years we worked together and long after. You will be greatly missed at our monthly "CANDOER" luncheons.

Posted by John White - Springfield, VA - Colleague   March 23, 2013

Lou's was one of those mystical names - only ever heard good things about him and when I met him I was properly impressed. I was sorry not to know him and his family better.

Posted by Judith Chidester - Las Cruces, NM - Foreign Service acquaintance   March 23, 2013

Always remember how he used to corral me to give blood at the ARC. Lou loved to live, and lived to love. Miss him. Vic M.

Posted by Victor Maffei - Gloucester, MA - Colleague and admirer   March 23, 2013

Lou was a good friend to all who knew him. We have lost a valued member of our profession.

Posted by Bill Weatherford - Albuquerque, NM - Fellow Foreign Service Member   March 23, 2013


It is rare in life you get to know and call your friend a person like Lou. He was a very, very special person and although no longer here in body, his memory will live with me forever. My heartfelt, condolences to Anne and family!

Posted by Robert "Cat" Catlin - Bryans Road, MD - Friend   March 23, 2013