Governor Malloy said, "Cathy and I send our deepest condolences to Governor Rell and her family on the passing of Lou Rell. Lou was devoted to his family, and their loss is felt by countless people throughout our state. Governor Rell, her family, and the Brookfield community will remain in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days."
Lt. Governor Wyman said, "I was very fortunate to have known Lou Rell for many years. He was a man of integrity, humor, and commitment, and his passing is a tremendous loss. Lou was devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and an important source of support to his family and friends. My deepest sympathy goes out to Governor Rell and her family - we hold them in our thoughts during this difficult time."