Louis Charles Segal, 86, of Westbrook CT, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, 2021, at UConn John Dempsey Hospital. Born March 5, 1935 in Dorchester, MA to the late Molly and Harry Segal. Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He went on to work at the MIT Lab in Quincy and then to own multiple women’s clothing stores, Suzie-Q and Sassafras in CT., MA. and RI.
Louis will be deeply missed by his adoring family, and many friends for his charismatic ways and fun-loving nature. Lou was always full of energy and never stopped being active; “I can do that” was his mantra. Whether it was activities like snow skiing, biking, boating, traveling the world, or playing poker, Lou was always game. Even into his 80s, he was skiing, zip lining and driving a race car.
Lou fought cancer for over forty years, remission four times, hip and shoulder surgeries, heart attacks and strokes; this guy never gave up and always remained optimistic and passionate for life. Some of his admirers would call him an energizer bunny and cat with nine-lives.
Louis cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Papa Lou is survived by his wife Carla (Frink/Wilson) of New London CT; daughter Jennifer Wilson-Deevey and husband Brian of North Providence RI; son David Segal and wife Mary of Westbrook CT; daughter Amy Wilson-D’Allesio and husband Jim of Essex CT; son Jeffrey Segal and wife Jennifer of Glastonbury CT; son Frank Wilson and wife Mary Ann of Port Saint Lucie FL; son Barry Segal and wife Joyce of Crossville TN; Grandchildren; Jean-Luc, Rachel, Francois, Maxwell, Riley, John, Ford, Andrew, Alexis, Samuel, Abigail; and five great grandchildren; brother Harvey Segal (Age 96 and a WW2 Survivor) and wife Anne, Sister Elaine (Segal) Brillenstone, sister Barbara (Segal) Gerber; Robert and Lynn Frink of Noank, CT and their daughter Janice and family; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his first wife, Susan (Rosenthal) Segal of Milton, MA.
He had many beloved friends including his dearest buddies, and members of the Caisson’s, who have been friends since grade school.
A family celebration of his life is planned.
“We are beyond grateful to the staff at UConn John Dempsy Hospital and Seasons Hospice Care”, where donations can be made; seasonshospice.org.
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