Former COA president dies at 87

BAR HARBOR — Dr. Louis Rabineau, who served as president of College of the Atlantic here for many years, passed away, Nov. 21, in Dedham. Mass. He was 87.

He was also was Chancellor of the Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, a member of the Pot and Kettle Club of Hulls Cove and served with several national organizations.

“I look at my own COA diploma hanging on my office wall and see Lou’s signature,” notes COA president Darron Collins. “His passing stings for me personally and for the entire COA community. He was a remarkable man.”

Dr. Rabineau was born in Albany, NY, the son of the late Nathan and Ada Rabineau.

Dr. Rabineau lived in Southwest Harbor before moving to Massachusetts in 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Mona Rabineau and his daughter, Elizabeth Rabineau of London, England. Three sisters, Gertrude Levin, Mary Rosenstein and Emma Rabineau predeceased him.

Services were held at Beth Abraham Jacob Cemetery, Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY, on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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