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Katz, Lucy
Lucy V. Katz, 70, of Easton passed away at her home on Saturday morning, Feb.9. Lucy was the loving wife of Alan Katz for 47 years and the devoted mother of Laura Katz of Milford, CT and Douglas Katz of Needham, MA, mother-in-law of Stephen Schmidt and Debbie Shapiro Katz and doting grandmother of Owen and Ginger Schmidt of Milford and Lilly and Emmett Katz of Needham, MA. Lucy was a graduate of Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, NY, Smith College and New York University School of Law. After graduation from law school she worked for the Center for Public Policy and Law at Columbia University and then as an attorney for Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder in Bridgeport, CT. From 1983 to 2008 she was professor of Business Law at the Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. A very popular teacher, Lucy was a prolific scholar. She had articles published in many journals including the National Law Journal, the Journal of Contemporary Law and the American Business Law Journal, among others. She was both a well-respected and beloved colleague at Fairfield, was one of the founders of the Women's Studies Program and served as Chair of the Management Department in the School of Business. In recognition of her many accomplishments, she was named as the first Robert C. Wright Chair in Business Law, Ethics and Dispute Resolution , in 2005. Lucy was very active in community affairs, serving on the Board of the Mercy Learning Center and in a wide variety of positions for the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County. She was recently given the "Menschlichkeit Award" for her many activities for the Congregation. She had recently been very active in a number of program associated with the "Tent of Abraham" activities in Fairfield County. A memorial service was held in her honor on Tuesday, February 12 at The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT.




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Published in Fairfield Citizen & Connecticut Post from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013.
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March 5, 2013
My deepest condolences go out to Dr. Katz family. I was a student of Dr. Katz at Fairfield University back in 2001. Dr. Katz was not only dear professor but an excellent mentor and friend. She will be missed dearly.
Kevin Blackwood
February 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
February 13, 2013
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May her memory live strong and long. Xo Kelly Byiteck Orazietti, Fairfield, Ct
February 13, 2013
Laura and family, deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. She sounded like a truly remarkable person. My thoughts are with you.
Kevin Sheehy
February 12, 2013
My love and condolences to Alan, Laura and Doug. I so enjoyed Lucy and Alan's visits to Albuquerque, spending time with them, hiking etc. We kept in touch via e-mail in between. I will miss her.
Sheila Pugach
February 12, 2013
My sincere condolences to Lucy's family. She was brilliant legal scholar who encouraged all her students to think creatively yet in a legal context. I always enjoyed seeing and speaking with her. I know she truly loved her work and the law.
Fred Cotter
February 12, 2013
I worked with Lucy in the late 70s at Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder. She was brilliant, kind, caring, warm and never without a smile. In the past few years, I saw her at a party, and all she wanted to talk about was me and my life. Rest in peace Lucy. You will surely be missed. I'm very sorry Alan. Fondly, Barbara Faye Larocca
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a friend and colleague at NYU Law School, in the Aurhur Garfield Hays Program and at the Columbia Center on Social Welfare Law. I spoke with her a couple of years ago when I was writing an article about the early cases seeking Medicaid for poor women who needed abortion. She was as smart, warm, lively as ever. My heart goes out to her family. Sylvia A. Law, NYU Law School.
February 12, 2013
Alan, My thoughts are with you. I'm happy that I bumped into Lucy before we left for Florida. She told me what was happening and I have been thinking of her ever since then, and was so sorry to hear of her passing from a neighbor. She will be missed.

Loretta Blauner
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a lovely lady and an excellent teacher. I had the pleasure of taking her Business Ethics and Dispute Resolution class at Fairfield. She will surely be missed by all.
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a strong, special friend & presence in my life many years ago [mid 70's & 80's].Recently our paths crossed several times & the friendship and caring was still there. I will always consider Lucy a special, kind and gentle friend whose brilliance and good work shone thru. She truly made a difference in our world.
Barbara Levine
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a wise, compassionate and dedicated yoga student who inspired many. I wish for her family and friends to continue to feel her quiet, sparkling presence.
Jacquie Le Meur
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a longtime yoga student and kind member of our extended community who will be missed greatly. We send our condolences, thoughts and blessings to her family. With love, the Yoga for Everybody staff and community
Yoga for Everybody
February 12, 2013
Underlying the many credentials and honors was the light and warmth of a caring woman, one who never ceased to serve and love. My loneliness at her passing will endure because the loss to us all is real.
Peg Lewis
February 12, 2013
Lucy was a lovely compassionate lady. I always enjoyed talking to her about her many interests. My thoughts are with you.

Dr.Joseph Pesce
Dr. Joseph Pesce
February 12, 2013
Lovely lady. I always enjoyed talking to her about her many interests. My thoughts are with you. Dr. Joseph Pesce
February 12, 2013
Our most sincere condolences go out to Lucy's family. Lucy was a dear friend and colleague. She will be missed
Kathy&Norm Solomon
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