Guestbook

The online guestbook for Louis Mager

Posted on March 17, 2016
Posted by: COLIN MULCAHY
From: Glastonbury CT

Message: Funny how a guy can have an effect on your life. I have always been proud to have played on a championship team in high school. As I got older I began to realize it all had very little to do with me but rather the guy who coached our team----- Lou Mager. He was demanding beyond demanding---he pushed us, trained us, yelled at us---screamed at us. (Watch the film Miracle about the US hockey team beating Russia in 1980. That Coach reminded me of Coach Mager) Anyway, he developed and led a bunch of kids from a hick town in rural Connecticut who new nothing about the game of soccer to an UNDEFEATED SEASON (1959) and Conference Champions--which has never been equaled in the school's history. When I learned of his death, I went to the soccer field where we played, found a nice suitable stone, brought it Moodus and placed it on his grave. One only does things like this out of respect. I respect him and thank him for giving me something intangible but very real and very valuable Thanks Coach----and may God have mercy on your soul Coley, EHHS '60


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Jennifer Menchel Babcock
From: Sturbridge MA

Message: I am sorry for your family's loss. My father spoke often of Lou, and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet him while he worked in Stafford. He immediately put me at ease during my first teaching interview when he told me to relax and we then spoke UCONN hoops for twenty minutes. Mr. Mager was quick with his warm smiles and compliments. Again. I am sorry for your loss.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: John Proctor
From: Ivoryton CT

Message: I worked with Lou on several committees and together we were able to change several State laws dealing with students. Lou was a great friend of all in education and a wonderful fellow to be around. I always looked forward to seeing him. John Proctor, Retired Superintendent, Regional S. C. No. 4


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Kathleen (Michaels) Pellin
From: Enfield CT

Message: Dr. Mager interviewed and hired me in 1980 for my very first teaching position in Enfield,CT. During the interview, he put me at ease with his kind, pleasant and even humorous mannerisms. Dr. Mager was a true professional and will be missed in the field of education as well as on a personal level. He was a good and kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Mager's family during this sad time.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Bonnie Smyth Mazzoli
From: Somers CT

Message: Dr. Mager was a kind, gentle man....he modelled for me what being an excellent educational leader is all about...thank you Dr. Mager for your fine example! Bonnie Smyth Mazzoli


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Joe Pickett
From: Marion Ks

Message: I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Mager in person but feel that I know him based on the stories that were shared by his daughters and grandchildren with me and I have come to realize that he had a profound influence on the lives of many; those close to him, and even some that never had the chance to meet him. I know his family and friends will miss him dearly but he leaves behind a legacy that will continue for generations to come.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Anne Jellison
From: Canton CT

Message: Lou Mager was one of the finest educators I have had the privilege to know.I met him years ago while completing my dissertation and later worked with him when I was a Superintendent. My husband, Doc Celio worked as a teacher in Enfield for many years and always spoke fondly of him. I admired Lou's ability to deal with difficult situations , his sense of humor, his warmth, and his common sense. Just being in his company could brighten your day. I will remember him always and smile. With heartfelt sympathy, Anne Jellison


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: June Petersen Attwater
From: Storrs Ct

Message: Good Teacher!! Gave me an interest in History. May he be in Jehovah God's memory..


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Sy & Fay Menchel
From: Newington CT

Message: We are both sorry. Lou was so special and he will be missed. I always called Lou, a philosopher, and I always enjoyed our conversations...especially about old time baseball heroes.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Mary Anne Mahoney Butler
From: Somers CT

Message: My deepest sympathies to the Mager family. I have many fond memories of "Uncle Louie" from playing with my Cabrera cousins in his backyard to his support of my dad, Jim Mahoney, in the professional realm. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mary Anne Mahoney Butler


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Guy DiBiasio
From: East Greenwich, RI

Message: I will always hold dear to my heart Lou's good humor, great professionalism, and his incomparable "Magerisms". Lou will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know him and to enjoy his prescence. Rest in peace, Lou.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Lynn Alexander
From: Enfield CT

Message: I am so sorry for your family's loss. My father spoke very highly of Lou and i had the opportunity to meet him.. He was a very true professional man and educator.. I am very sorry for your loss


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Betty Sternberg
From: West Hartford CT

Message: Lou was a mensch in every sense of the word. As a new, young State Department of Education Bureau Chief of Curriculum and Professional Development his kind words to me kept me going during some difficult times. As Associate Commissioner and Commissioner I could rely on him to cut through the jargon and give me straight, honest feedback. He was a decent, sincere and warm human being who helped me throughout my career. I, and many others, will miss him.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: David B. Erwin
From: Berlin CT

Message: I am very sorry for your loss. Lou was a great educator and a great man. He always had a great smile and told a wonderful story. He became the interim superintendent of schools in Canton when I left and always thanked and kidded me about getting him the job. He will be missed. David B. Erwin, Superintendent of Schools Berlin, CT


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: David Marchesseault
From: North Haven CT

Message: One of the finest gentlemen that I ever had the pleasure of knowing has passed. Not only was he a fine educator, but Lou had a special way of dealing with people. Not only did he possess a wonderful sense of humor, but his insights were deep, and his opinions of real value. He was a solid individual, seemingly loved by all. Lou shall be dearly missed by countless friends and acquaintances. To his family, all of us who had the honor to know him, extend our deepest condolences.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Sally Doyen
From: Storrs Ct

Message: I knew Lou for several years when I worked in Manchester and always found him to be bright, funny, and dedicated to his profession. I am happy that I knew him.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Alan Beitman
From: Burlington CT

Message: I am so sorry for your loss. I have always consdiers Lou a great friend and colleague. His smile....wonderful sense of humor...and what a professional...we will miss him very much ....Alan


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Tom Giard
From: CT CT

Message: Lou Mager was interim supt in Salem, CT when he hired me for my first teaching job. He called me to tell me that the job I interviewed for he was NOT offering but had a different job. He asked me if I wanted the job. I said "I am very interested." He said, "I didn’t ask you if you were interested. I asked you if you wanted the job." Dr. Mager was great. Direct and honest. A real gentleman. I bumped into him at a meeting at Trinity College about 4 years ago; he hadn’t changed. A nice man. Tom


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Tom Giard
From: CT CT

Message: Lou Mager was interim supt in Salem, CT when he hired me for my first teaching job. He called me to tell me that the job I interviewed for he was NOT offering but had a different job. He asked me if I wanted the job. I said "I am very interested." He said, "I didn’t ask you if you were interested. I asked you if you wanted the job." Dr. Mager was great, direct and honest, a real gentleman. I bumped into him at a meeting at Trinity College about 4 years ago; he hadn’t changed. A nice man. with Sympathy, Tom


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: John Allison
From: Bloomfield CT

Message: The world has lost a good person...and a very special friend. Lou was a superior Superintendent of School. He loved the superintendency. He was truly a superintendent's Superintendent.


Posted on February 05, 2013
Posted by: Dana Maus
From: Moodus CT

Message: I would like to extend the sincere sympathies of the entire family of Dan Maus, Jr. to the Mager family. Louie was a very special person to all of us. We enjoyed many happy visits with Louie and he held a very special place in my father Dan's life as a childhood pal and fellow baseball player at Hale Ray. "Uncle Louie" will always have a very special place in my heart. Once again our sincere sympathies to the Mager family on the loss of a truly wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Dana Maus


Posted on March 05, 2013
Posted by: Dr. Craig Hurovitz
From: St. Cloud MN

Message: Dear Mager Family, I knew Lou for 53 years (about 43 deliberately). I really enjoyed Lou whenever I hung around him as the father of my good friend Jim. He had wisdom and humor. I am sorry I could not attend the funeral. Love Craig


Posted on April 04, 2013
Posted by: Harvey C Hilton
From: Naples Florida

Message: Dear Rita and family, I was so saddened to find that Lou has left us. He was my soccer coach at EHHS when we went to the state finals in 1959 and lost to his HS alma mater, Hale Ray. I so wanted to see him again but it never happened. I admired him and will always remember him fondly. Until we meet again. My Sincere Condolences, Harvey Conklin Hilton, EHHS 1960


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Richard Spurling
From: Ellington Ct

Message: Lou was a great peron as a friend and a professional associate. His keen mind wa an asset in all his dealings with people. His sense of humor and advice given to me will long be remembered. As mentioned in his obituary he will be deeply missed. He was a rare person who made such an impact on many, many lives.


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Vincent Mustaro
From: Wethersfield Connecticut

Message: I will always treasure the memories of Lou at our annual luncheons for retired superintendents. He was truly a gentleman, with a contagious sense of humor and an educator who made a significant difference in the lives of many. He will be missed. Vincent Mustaro Retired Superintendent-Clinton


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Jerry & Jan Wingen
From: Enfield CT

Message: Dear Rita & Family. We are so sad and sorry to hear of Lou's passing. We have many happy memories of the years that our families were growing up together. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and know that we are thinking of all of you. Sincerely, Jerry, Jan, Tony, Todd, Tim & Troy Wingen


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Marcie Wolosff & Eugene Rinaldi
From: Brookfield CT

Message: We wish to send our deepest sympathies to the Mager family. Our thoughts are with you throughout this difficult time. Yours truly, Marcie Wolosoff and Eugene Rinaldi


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Donna Misaiko
From: Tolland CT

Message: My sympathy to the Mager family. Lou was a wonderful man! I remember how easy it was to talk with him. I remember how he took an interest in his teachers. God Bless.


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: helen kope
From: west suffield ct

Message: I was an Enfield School teacher who knew and loved Lou Mager. He was approachable, kind and funny. No town ever had a better super and no teachers ever had a better friend. He'll be greatly missed and fondly remembered.


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Sandra Levowitz Steinberg
From: West Hartford CT

Message: I haven't seen Lou in over 60 years but his smile and mannerisms and good nature are as clear to me now as they were then. I often walked three miles to school so that Lou might offer to carry my books the last mile! I remember sitting with him when he lost his mother at an early age. He was a true buddy. I am so saddened-my heartfelt sympathy to Estelle and the whole family I never had the pleasure of meeting.


Posted on February 07, 2013
Posted by: Joe and Terry Guccione
From: Enfield ct.

Message: We wish to express our deepest condolence to you and your family on Lou's passing. His broad smile and inffectious laugh will surely be missed. sincerely Joe and Terry Guccione


Posted on February 08, 2013
Posted by: Joseph L. Wood
From: South Windsor CT

Message: Dear Rita and Family, Honey and I pray your loss is tempered by the rich and loving memories of Lou. I remember with great fondness my meeting Lou when I attended my first Hockanum Valley Superintendents' Meeting in 1986.It was the beginning of a wonderful collegial relationship and more importantly a personal friendship. I will always remember Lou's warmth, unequivocal dedication to his studnets' education and palpable sense of humor and joy


Posted on February 08, 2013
Posted by: Myles N. Hubbard
From: Hartford CT

Message: Lou's life exemplified for me,the ideal Guidance Counselor:kind-hearted,gentle and unique among his peers for his warmth, success, generosity and devotion to family. Sherry and I are saddened by his death and send our love and heartfelt condolences to Rita and his adored and loving family. We will cherish his memory always, Myles and Sherry Hubbard


Posted on February 08, 2013
Posted by: Cheryl Samborski
From: Ellington CT

Message: I was quite fortunate to teach during Mr. Mager's time in Enfield. I found him to be a compassionate leader and a fine role model for myself as a teacher. Bless him in his passing and comfort to his family and friends in this time of loss.


Posted on February 08, 2013
Posted by: Bill Breck
From: Killingworth ct

Message: I'm so sorry to hear of Lou's passing; he was a wonderful person, and great superintendent. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Bill Breck


Posted on February 10, 2013
Posted by: Ann (Kweder) Ziter
From: Ellington CT

Message: Dear Magers, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. I have such fond memories of him and of you. Dr. Mager was the one who hired me for my first teaching job, fresh out of college, and I am still teaching in Enfield 30 years later. I will be forever greatful to him for allowing me that opportunity. I also have many wonderful memories of time spent at your house. Your dad was so fun to be around - he always made me laugh! He was a great guy! Wishing all of you peace, Ann (Kweder) Ziter


Posted on February 12, 2013
Posted by: Sandra Chamberlain
From: Westfield MA

Message: Dear Family of Dr. Mager, I was fortunate to work in Enfield during the years when Dr. Mager was superintendent and I hold him in the highest esteem. Before the December holidays and at the end of the year, he visited every classroom to give staff and students good wishes. He knew the names of most of the staff and was infinitely kind. In spite of his closeness to his staff, he was held in high regard and people seemed to grow professionally under his leadership. His years in as superintendent brought joy to staff and students. Sandra Chamberlain


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Michael A. Petrow
From: Lakeland Fl

Message: My heartfelt condolences to the Mager family. Coach Mager was an inspiring influence in my young and restless life and I will always thank him for that. One cannot imagine what it is like for a teenager to read in their yearbook a comment, "thanks for the many great soccer games, you made me look like a smart coach." He's coaching a great team now, I know. I will never forget the man!!!!!


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Dick Parasiliti
From: East Lyme CT

Message: To Rita and Family, I extend my deepest condolences and may your days get better as time passes on. Best always, Dick


Posted on February 06, 2013
Posted by: Marcia Yulo Howard
From: WestHartford Ct.

Message: Dear Rita and family, It was a joy to know and work with Lou. As others have said, he was a superintendent's superintendent. I have many happy memories of my association with him. He was a colleague and friend on whom one could always rely. My sincere sympathy to you all. Marcia Yulo Howard


Posted on February 07, 2013
Posted by: trudy schonberger
From: silver spring md.

Message: Rita, i`m so sorry to hear of Lou`s passing. I have such fond memories of him coming to our house in E. hampton. My sincerst sympathies to you and family. I wish you well and maybe I`ll hear from you sometime, I live in Md. Now near my daughter and fam. Sincerely, Trudy Schonberger


Posted on February 07, 2013
Posted by: Dr. Dave Larson
From: Middletown CT

Message: Very sorry to hear about Lou. He was a friend and colleague. He always had a smile on his face and a good word for everyone. He will be missed. Sincerely, Dave Larson Reited Supt. Middletown, CT , and Executive Director Emeritus CAPSS


Posted on February 07, 2013
Posted by: Janice Sperry
From: Cheshire CT

Message: Dear Rita - I am so very sorry to learn of Lou's passing. I have fond memories of him in East Hampton. My late husband, Ed, was also a teacher and Assistant Principal and subsequently Principal in East Hampton and Lou was a very special friend of ours - a wonderful man. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jan Sperry


Posted on February 09, 2013
Posted by: Chick Nezas
From: Rocky Mount NC

Message: I had Mr. Mager for 8th grade History class. It was in a little room that used to be the library, in the old high school in the center of East Hampton. He just shook his head and apologized for the small crowded room. I can remember him hurrying into class with his history book, grade book and papers under one arm and a heavy briefcase in the other hand. There was no question in anyone's mind that you didn't give Mr. Mager any trouble. He was a good teacher. I had him later for a soccer coach running us to death, but getting us into shape. We played Moodus one afternoon in Moodus. At halftime on the bus, Mr. Mager was so mad at us for what he though we were not running hard enough. He talked through his teeth saying we were going to have a tough practice the next day. He stormed off the bus only to return a short while later with a sheepish look on his face. He said the other coach said we were running his team into the ground and asked if we would let up a bit. He trained his team like the Trojen Army.Be able to run 20 miles and fight and win a battle when they got there. We had a normal practice the next day. He was a good coach. God Bless Lou Mager. I'm 66 years old and I remember him like it was yesterday.


Posted on February 09, 2013
Posted by: Chick Nezas
From: Rocky Mount NC

Message: I had Mr. Mager for 8th grade History class. It was in a little room that used to be the library, in the old high school in the center of East Hampton. He just shook his head and apologized for the small crowded room. I can remember him hurrying into class with his history book, grade book and papers under one arm and a heavy briefcase in the other hand. There was no question in anyone's mind that you didn't give Mr. Mager any trouble. He was a good teacher. I had him later for a soccer coach running us to death, but getting us into shape. We played Moodus one afternoon in Moodus. At halftime on the bus, Mr. Mager was so mad at us for what he though we were not running hard enough. He talked through his teeth saying we were going to have a tough practice the next day. He stormed off the bus only to return a short while later with a sheepish look on his face. He said the other coach said we were running his team into the ground and asked if we would let up a bit. He trained his team like the Trojen Army.Be able to run 20 miles and fight and win a battle when they got there. We had a normal practice the next day. He was a good coach. God Bless Lou Mager. I'm 66 years old and I remember him like it was yesterday.


Posted on February 09, 2013
Posted by: Sally Lengyel
From: Suffield CT

Message: My husband, Bob Lengyel, was a teacher in Enfield when Lou was the superintendent. Bob always spoke very highly of Lou, as an educator, but more importantly, as a man. We knew he was always working for what was best for the students in Enfield. I can still remember the times we would see Lou in the grocery store where he always had time for a chat or story, a laugh and a departing smile.


Posted on February 09, 2013
Posted by: Jim Kennedy
From: Manchester Ct

Message: Lou was my great and good friend for forty years. I will miss him very much.


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