OBITUARY

Connor Faas McKnight

June 27, 1989June 23, 2019
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Old Lyme - Connor Faas McKnight, 29, formerly of Old Lyme, died suddenly and unexpectedly June 23, at his home in Asheville, N.C., losing a long struggle with his illness. Connor was born June 27, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Drs. Craig McKnight and Susan (Faas) McKnight. He was a bright, happy and creative young man with many diverse interests and talents. He graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Industries from Northeastern University in Boston. Connor had many precious gifts. He was an avid reader, a wonderful musician and songwriter, a talented artist, writer, craftsman and woodworker. He loved the outdoors, hiking and camping. He had a wonderfully quirky sense of humor, and an encyclopedic memory. While others may march to the beat of a different drum, Connor "strolled a cappella". His friends and family will remember Connor as a devoted son, brother, and friend to many. He left us much too soon. Connor is survived by his parents; his sister Tory Ann McKnight; and brother Nicholas Ryan (Cole) McKnight. In addition, Connor leaves aunts and uncles, Ann Faas Collard (David), Mary Faas Wiatr (Fran), Deborah McKnight Alt (James), Melvin McKnight, Robert McKnight (Hedy), Kevin McKnight (Diane); and many cousins. He cherished time spent with his large and loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connor's memory to Caron Treatment Centers, attn.: Development Office, PO Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565 or online at https://www.caron.org/give-to-caron/donate-form.

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Betty Gustafson

July 6, 2019

My husband and I were devastated to read in the local newspaper about the loss of your son Connor. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family and will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

Love, Betty and Dick Gustafson

Cliff & Lorice Frost

July 3, 2019

Dear Susan, Craig & Family,

It was with great sadness and a heavy heart that we heard of the loss of Connor. Our hearts go out to you and share in your grief. We will always remember Connor singing and playing his music at the 'Big Chill'.

Our family sends you love and want you to know our thoughts are with you.

Love,
Cliff & Lorice

Nicole Colburn-Hackett

July 1, 2019

Dear Family,
There are no words to describe how deeply we share your grief. We are thankful to God for the memories our families have shared in this lifetime. Ted and I believe that when we lose someone close to us, they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them part of us.
Memories of Connor capture his enthusiasm, talent and wonderfully quirky sense of humor. There were many times Stephen, Connor and Mallory would play together in the back yard of our home on Brown’s Lane, just out of sight beyond the tree line. Weeks later it was discovered that they were actually attending The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Connor was the “Potion Master” and gave Mallory homework to write down and memorize his secret potions. On another occasion Ted remembers the two boys trailing wagons behind their bikes to claim treasures from neighbors during a town clean-up day. I think you will also remember the wonderful used electronics they brought home to you!
I also recall trying to clean up mud mounds where Stephen and Connor filmed exploding toy cars for a future feature film. I think of some of the times we’ve spent in family gatherings just relaxing and having fun with all the children. Also, a rather rocky boat tour with the Flagg’s to see the bridges of New York when we were caught in a sudden greenish storm but our stay over in Greenport was a blast. Then there was the David Bowie concert experience; pretty amazing as well.
His warm smile is unforgettable, especially after his braces were off and his self-proclaimed “coolification” process had begun. I still grin remembering the before and after pictures he displayed on your refrigerator.
However, our strongest memory is of you both as parents; you are and always will be outstanding in the guidance, support and love for your family. May each of you feel Connor’s warm smile every time the sun surrounds you.
With Love and Sympathy, Ted and Nicole

Ted & Mieke Young

June 29, 2019

In lieu of flowers, we have made a donation to the Lyme Youth Service Burea in memory of Connor.

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Biography

Old Lyme - Connor Faas McKnight, 29, formerly of Old Lyme, died suddenly and unexpectedly June 23, at his home in Asheville, N.C., losing a long struggle with his illness.
Connor was born June 27, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Drs. Craig McKnight and Susan (Faas) McKnight. He was a bright, happy and creative young man with many diverse interests and talents. He graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Industries from Northeastern University in Boston.
Connor had many precious gifts. He was an avid reader, a wonderful musician and songwriter, a talented artist, writer, craftsman and woodworker. He loved the outdoors, hiking and camping. He had a wonderfully quirky sense of humor, and an encyclopedic memory. While others may march to the beat of a different drum, Connor "strolled a cappella".
His friends and family will remember Connor as a devoted son, brother, and friend to many. He left us much too soon.
Connor is survived by his parents; his sister Tory Ann McKnight; and brother Nicholas Ryan (Cole) McKnight. In addition, Connor leaves aunts and uncles, Ann Faas Collard (David), Mary Faas Wiatr (Fran), Deborah McKnight Alt (James), Melvin McKnight, Robert McKnight (Hedy), Kevin McKnight (Diane); and many cousins. He cherished time spent with his large and loving family.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme.
Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes and directions.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connor's memory to Caron Treatment Centers, attn.: Development Office, PO Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565 or online at https://www.caron.org/give-to-caron/donate-form.