Walter Patrick Connery
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Born on St. Patrick's Day, 1933 to Walter and Mae (nee' Manning) Connery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, Walter Patrick Connery passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Melbourne, FL.
A graduate of Fordham University with a BS in Education, he embarked on his 38-year career in law enforcement with the NYPD, later obtaining his Law degree from St. John's University and graduating from the FBI National Academy. He progressed to detective and retired as Deputy Inspector. His educational background bore fruit when as second in command of the Police Academy, he built a new curriculum and designed the Police Student Law Guide. A Bronx Precinct Command preceded his role as Department Prosecutor, where he directed all internal administrative trials for the entire NYPD. Retiring as the Director of Health Services Division in 1980, he joined the United States Department of Justice INS as Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility where he was in charge of all internal criminal and administrative investigation for the INS. In a 5 year period he additionally conducted over 100 hallmark criminal civil rights and corruption prosecutions. Honors include the US Attorney for Washington DC Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the INS Commissioner's Award. Walter was appointed Assistant Director for Investigation and placed in charge of the largest INS field office in New York City. After retiring from the Justice Department, he continued to work as a consultant regarding immigration law and police procedures.
He is survived by his beloved wife and traveling companion, Carol; children, Lisa and Cliff (Maryanne), and his grandchildren, Michael, Ryan and Colin.
Walter was renowned for his integrity, kindness and humor. He will be sorely missed by many including his relatives in law Gail, Steve, Donald and Joan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1425 Miller Street NE, Palm Bay, FL on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM.
Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay, 724-2224. Please share memories and sign guestbook at www.afcfcare.com.
Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
950 Malabar Rd Se
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 11, 2014