Remembering Nick Thiemann

Nick Thiemann died last week, at 76.

Except for an obituary on WestportNow, there was no public notice of his death.

That’s surprising. Nick served Westport for many years, in many capacities. He even ran for 1st selectman in 1993. For 4 years, he was on the Board of Selectmen.

Nick Thiemann

Nick Thiemann

He was also an outspoken member of the Board of Finance, was elected to the RTM, and appointed to the Flood and Erosion Control Board. An avid Democrat, he was a polling place monitor for many years.

Nick was also a member of the state Commission on Human Rights and Disabilities, and a court magistrate.

Nick lived in Westport for almost 50 years, after time in Nigeria with the Peace Corps. A lawyer, he practiced here until his death.

He enjoyed golf and singing. He performed for 25 years with Fairfield County Chorale and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut.

He is survived by his wife Helen, son Clark, daughter-in-law Jennifer and granddaughter Molly.

Calling hours are this Thursday (November 10, 5 to 7 p.m., Harding Funeral Home, Westport). A celebration of his life is set for Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. at Assumption Church.

Donations in Nick’s name may be made to the Fairfield County Chorale,  Mendelssohn Choir or a charity of your choice.

7 responses to “Remembering Nick Thiemann

  1. Kareen Kanaga

    Isn’t it the same as Wpst now?

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  2. Stephen Rubin

    Rest In Peace my Friend

  3. Michael Calise

    Nick was as much a Westporter as any native. He worked hard for what is best and he will be missed

  4. Clark Thiemann

    Thanks for posting this. Over the past week my mom and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring out support we’ve received from Westporters. I know my father loved this town for the 50 years he lived here and tried to make it a better place (and also was a devoted 06880 reader).

    Clark Thiemann

  5. As you said, Nick was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria as I was. I didn’t know him there, but met not too long after we moved to Westport in 1993. He was instrumental in getting nonprofit status for the Friends of Nigeria, a national organization of former Nigeria volunteers I helped organize in 1995. We saw him too infrequently in recent years.

  6. David Schaffer

    I had a “Pick Nick” button during the 1972 election and I more recently interacted with him directly right here in this forum. Comfort to all who knew him.