Louis J. Correri Sr., 91, a retired Foreign Service officer and communications specialist with the State Department, died March 15 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County. He was an Alexandria resident.

The cause of death was atrial fibrillation, said his wife, Anne Correri.

Mr. Correri joined the State Department in 1964. He was a communications and records officer whose postings included Germany, England and Lebanon.

He retired from the State Department as a regional communications officer in 1980 and then worked on contract for the State Department until 1986, upgrading embassy communication systems in Mexico City, Madrid and Brazzaville, Congo Republic.

Louis James Correri was born in Manhattan, and he grew up in Brooklyn. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a chief communications secretary at the U.S. mission to the United Nations before joining the State Department.

He was a member a State Department’s glee club and, in the early 1970s, served as chairman of a State Department promotion panel that reviewed the performance of other senior Foreign Service officers, his wife said.

In retirement, he mentored inmates at the Fairfax County jail, volunteered at an Alexandria homeless shelter, and was a volunteer at what is now Inova Alexandria Hospital until the early 1990s.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Anne Milkovich Correri of Alexandria; three children, Teresa Natale of Miami, Nicole Correri of Vienna and Louis Correri Jr. of Farmingdale, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough