On Thursday a second Connecticut resident has died from COVID-19. Bill Pike, 91, of New Canaan had a successful career on Wall Street. Mr. Pike died at Norwalk Hospital where he had been treated. The death was announced by Gov Lamont and New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan.
“All of New Canaan is very saddened by the passing of our friend and long-time resident Bill Pike due to Covid-19,” First selectman Moynihan said on Thursday. “Bill was a true gentleman and revered figure among his many friends and business colleagues on Wall Street. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s wife Cathie and her family.”
Mr. Pike was in the Navy, graduated from Harvard Business School in 1960 and was a longtime executive at JP Morgan where Governor Lamont’s father worked.
“He was a gentleman who was a great friend of my father’s,” Lamont said. “So I know what people are feeling every day as this is a disease that gets real in a very personal way.”
This morning we can sadly confirm reports that a 2nd person in Connecticut has died due to complications from #COVID19. The man is a 91-year-old resident of New Canaan who was being treated at @NorwalkHospital. Our hearts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) March 19, 2020
On Wednesday Governor Lamont confirmed the first death was of a Ridgefield man who was in his 80s and had been residing at an assisted living facility. He was treated at Danbury Hospital.