Connie prepared at Hackensack (N.J.) High School. In the fall of 1937 he transferred from Amherst to Princeton. At Princeton he majored in politics, was an editor of the Bric-A-Brac, and was a member of Elm Club.
Following Princeton, he earned a law degree from Yale. In the late 1940s he practiced law in New York and, after a move to Southern California, in Los Angeles. He then changed careers, went into the electronics and aerospace business, and moved to Newport Beach. He sold this business in 1970 and retired to pursue his interest in investing, which he did for the remainder of his life.
Connie was an avid tennis player. He enjoyed the social and athletic activities at clubs he belonged to in Newport Beach and in Honolulu.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Christina; two sons, Robert and Thomas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepchildren; and four step-grandchildren.