We Remember
 
Honored Dead: Victims of 9/11
 
Moments of remembrance on the South Shore and beyond
 
Stories of survival, heroics
 
Taunton man remembers the last day with his wife
 
Have things changed?
 
How attacks affected kids, and how are they now
 
Nationally
 
Brockton native decided how much to give 9/11 families
 
Graphic: Sequence of 9/11 events
Audio interviews and editing for this series were conducted by Cory Hopkins, Diana Schoberg, Ryan Menard, John Kelly, Andrew Lightman and Ken Johnson from The Patriot Ledger, and by Jean Porrazzo, Elaine Allegrini and Craig Murray from The Enterprise.
Site Design: Stephen Ide

 

Honored Dead - Local Victims of the Sept. 11 Attacks

Stephen Adams
Mark Bavis
John Brett Cahill
Neilie Casey
Kevin Connors
Stephen G. Adams
Mark Bavis
John Brett Cahill
Neilie Casey
Kevin Connors
         

Stephen Adams, 51, worked at the Windows on the World restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower. He was at work when the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the tower Sept. 11.

Adams was born in Brockton and lived in Easton. He graduated from Oliver Ames High School. He enjoyed cooking, folk dancing and baseball.

 

Mark L. Bavis, 31, of Newton, a former professional hockey player and a scout, was on United Airlines Flight 175 when it crashed into the World Trade Center’s south tower.

Bavis played hockey at Boston University and was drafted by the New York Rangers. He played parts of two seasons for the Providence Bruins, coached at Harvard University and Brown University and had been a scout for the Los Angeles Kings since September 2000.

John Brett Cahill, 56, of Wellesley, a retired senior vice president at Xerox, was on United Airlines Flight 175.

Since childhood, Cahill had spent summers at his parents’ vacation home in Brant Rock, Marshfield.

Cahill earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College and a master’s in business administration from Suffolk University.

 

Neilie Casey, 32, of Taunton, a merchandise planning manager for TJX Cos., was among the passengers killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when the plane was flown by terrorists into the World Trade Center in New York.

Casey loved sports, particularly golf, running and the Red Sox. She had a wide circle of friends, a beaming smile and was very active in supporting non-profit groups to make a difference in people’s lives.

She was married and had a seven-month old daughter.

Kevin Connors, 55, a former Quincy resident, a senior vice president for Euro Brokers Inc., was working on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s south tower.

Connors was nominated by President Kennedy to attend the Naval Academy. He earned an MBA from Dartmouth College.

He lived in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife, two children and three stepchildren. He was the oldest of five boys. He also had a sister.

         
Jeffrey Coombs
John Corcoran
Peter Gay
Fr. Frances Grogan
Edward Hennessey
Jeffrey Coombs
John Corcoran
Peter Gay
Fr. Frances Grogan
Edward Hennessey
         

Jeffrey W. Coombs, 42, of Abington, a program manager of financial services and solutions at Compaq, was aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when it struck the World Trade Center’s north tower.

Coombs was active with the Abington Boy Scouts and the Abington Education Foundation, and was a coach with the Abington youth soccer league.

He grew up in Dedham and earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Arizona and Northeastern University and a master’s degree in business administration from Suffolk University.

John J. Corcoran III, 44, of Norwell was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175.

He was a merchant marine engineering officer and was on his way to Los Angeles when the airplane was hijacked. He worked for American Ship Management in California.

A father of two, he was an active supporter of Norwell youth sports, arts and drama programs.

Peter A. Gay, 54, a Taunton native, was on American Airlines flight 11 when it struck the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Gay was a 32-year veteran at Raytheon and vice president of operations for electronic systems. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and boating on Cape Cod.

He had five brothers and a sister, and was the father of two sons and a daughter. Gay and his wife, Linda, had lived in Tewksbury.

 

The Rev. Francis Grogan, 76, of North Dartmouth was on United Airlines Flight 175 en route to visit his sister in Los Angeles.

He was a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross for nearly 50 years. He was born in Pittsfield and was director of admissions and registrar at Stonehill College in Easton for six years.

He was assistant pastor at Holy Cross Church in Easton from 1965 to 1976. Since 1998, he had been superior of the Holy Cross residence in North Dartmouth.

Edward R. Hennessy Jr., 35, of Belmont was on American Airlines Flight 11.

Hennessy was a partner with Emergence Consulting of Lincoln. He was flying to Los Angeles to work with one of his clients, Warner Bros. Records.

A talented musician, Hennessy played several instruments.

         
William Hunt
Jennifer Kane
Richard Keane
Susan Mackay
Craig Miller
William Hunt
Jennifer Kane
Richard Keane
Susan Mackay
Craig Miller
         

William C. Hunt, 32, a Kingston native, was a stock trader who worked on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower.

He played basketball at Sacred Heart High School in Kingston and rugby at Bridgewater State College.

Hunt and his wife, Jennifer, lived in Connecticut, and had a 15-month-old daughter.

Jennifer Kane, 26, formerly of Plymouth, worked on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower.

Kane attended Federal Furnace School and graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree. She graduated from Villanova University in 1997 and was a certified public accountant.

She enjoyed swimming and worked as a lifeguard at a Plymouth summer camp.

The 54-year-old insurance executive, who grew up in Weymouth, lived in Pittsfield. He was attending a business meeting on the 99th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

Keane earned degrees from St. Anselm’s College, Springfield College and the University of Hartford. He was a captain in the Marines and served in California, Japan and Vietnam. He and his wife, Judy, had
five children.

Susan A. Mackay, 44, a Quincy native, was among seven employees of the Framingham-based retailer TJX Co. who were on American Airlines Flight 11.

Mackay, who lived in Westford, graduated from North Quincy High School in 1976. Her parents, Thomas and Susan McAleney, live in Quincy, and she had brothers and sisters in Weymouth, Rockland and Dorchester.

She was assistant vice president of planning and allocation for TJX Co.

 

Craig Miller, formerly of East Bridgewater, a master special officer with the U.S. Secret Service, was helping with rescue efforts at the World Trade Center when the tower he was in collapsed.

Miller, 29, was the only Secret Service agent killed in the attack. He was posthumously awarded the agency’s Valor Award. He served in the Gulf War, winning two Bronze Stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

He lived in Virginia with his wife, Holly, and their four sons, Curt, 11, Colton, 10, and twins Robby and Cody, 18 months.

         
Marty Proctor
Stephen Roach
Michael Rothberg
Michael Uliano
Peter West
Marty Proctor
Stephen Roach
Michael Rothberg
Michael Uliano
Peter West
         

Everett Martin “Marty” Proctor, 44, was at his Cantor Fitzgerald brokerage office in the World Trade Center’s north tower Sept. 11 when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into it.

Proctor is a former resident of Walpole. His sister Mary Griffin, 38, still lives there with her husband, Jim, and their four children.

 

Stephen L. Roach, 36, a Scituate native, was a partner with Cantor Fitzgerald, an investment firm that lost nearly 700 employees when the World Trade Center towers collapsed. He was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower when Flight 11 hit it.

Roach lived in Verona, N.J. He graduated from Scituate High School in 1982. His parents, Richard and Lian Roach, have lived on Williamsburg Lane in Scituate for many years.

Roach coached youth basketball and baseball teams.

Michael C. Rothberg, 39, grew up in Sharon. He was a 1980 graduate of Sharon High School.

He was the managing director of program trading at Cantor Fitzgerald, a bond trading firm on 104th floor of the north tower at the World Trade Center.

He attended McGill University in Montreal and received his master’s degree in computer science and mathematics in 1986. He lived in Greenwich, Conn.

 

Michael Uliano, who grew up in Canton, was working at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center’s north tower when Flight 11 struck it.

Uliano, who was living in New Jersey, was a former star quarterback at Canton High School, where he graduated in 1978. His mother, Gail Callihan, lives in Eastham. His father, Michael, is deceased. He had eight brothers and sisters, many of whom live in Massachusetts.

Uliano had a passion for fishing, and he sold fishing lures over the Internet. He also dabbled in acting and appeared in several off-Broadway plays.

 

 

Peter West, who was 54, was as a municipal bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost nearly 700 people who were in the World Trade Center offices on Sept. 11.

He was the father of Holbrook teacher Meredith Nelson and Matthew West of Scituate.

West thrived most on his down time, riding around on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and taking the family on trips. He enjoyed taking risks, skydiving and hang-gliding.

 
 
 
 
 
Sept. 11 victims from elsewhere in Massachusetts
 

American Flight 11

Anna Williams Allison, 49, Stoneham

Barbara Jean Ares Tegui, 38, Marstons Mills

Myra Joy Aronson, 50, Charlestown

Christine Barbuto, 32, Brookline

Kelly Ann Booms, 24, Brookline

Neilie Anne Heffernan Casey, 32, Wellesley

Tara Kathleen Creamer, 30, Worcester

Patrick Currivan, 52, Winchester

David DiMeglio, 22, Wakefield

Donald Americo DiTullio, 49, Peabody

Peter el-Hachem, 40, Tewksbury

Paige Farley-Hackel, 46, Newton

Alexander Milan Filipov, 70, Concord

Paul Friedman, 45, Belmont

Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31, Brookline

Peter Alan Gay, 54, Tewksbury

Linda M. George, 27, Westboro

 

Edmund Glazer, 41, Wellesley

Lisa Reinhart Fenn Gordenstein, 41, Needham

Robert Jay Hayes, 38, Amesbury

Cora Hidalgo Holland, 52, Sudbury

John Nicholas Humber, 60, Newton

John Charles Jenkins, 45, Cambridge

Charles Edward Jones, 48, Bedford

Robin Kaplan, 33, Westboro

Judy Larocque, 50, Framingham

Natalie Janis Lasden, 46, Peabody

Daniel C. Lewin, 31, Charlestown

Sara Elizabeth Low, 28, Boston

Susan A. Mackay, 44, Westford

Karen A. Martin, 40, Danvers

Christopher D. Mello, 25, Boston

Carlos Alberto Montoya, 36, Belmont

Antonio Jesus Montoya Valdes, 46, East Boston

Laura Lee Morabito, 34, Framingham

Mildred Naiman, 81, Andover

Kathleen Ann Nicosia, 54, Winthrop

John Ogonowski, 52, Dracut

Betty Ann Ong, 45, Andover

Jane M. Orth, 49, Haverhill

Sonia Morales Puopolo, 61, Dover

David E. Retik, 33, Needham

Jean Destrehan Roger, 24, Longmeadow

Philip M. Rosenzweig, 47, Acton

Richard Barry Ross, 58, Newton

Jessica Leigh Sachs, 23, Billerica

Rahma Salie, 28, Boston

Heather Lee Smith, 30, Boston

Dianne Bulls Snyder, 42, Westport Point

Madeline Amy Sweeney, 35, Acton

Michael Theodoridis, 32, Boston

James Anthony Trentini, 65, Everett

Mary Barbara Trentini, 67, Everett

Kenneth E. Waldie, 46, Methuen

Christopher Rudolph Zarba, 47, Hopkinton

United Flight 175

Garnet Edward (Ace) Bailey, 54, Lynnfield

Graham Andrew Berkeley, 37, Boston

Christoffer Mikael Carstanjen, 33, Turners Falls

Lynn Catherine Goodchild, 25, Attleboro

Peter Morgan Goodrich, 33, Sudbury

Douglas A. Gowell, 52, Methuen

Christine Lee Hanson, 2, Groton

Peter Hanson, 32, Groton

Eric Samadikan Hartono, 20, Boston

James E. Hayden, 47, Westford

Herbert W. Homer, 48, Milford

Robert Adrien Jalbert, 61, Swampscott

Ralph Francis Kershaw, 52, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Sue Jue Kim-Hanson, 35, Groton

Brian Kinney, 29, Lowell

Marianne MacFarlane, 34, Revere

Patrick J. Quigley, 40, Wellesley

Frederick Charles Rimmele, 32, Marblehead

Jesus Sanchez, 45, East Boston

Jane Louise Simpkin, 36, Wayland

Brian D. Sweeney, 38, Barnstable

William M. Weems, 46, Marblehead

World Trade Center

David W. Bernard, 57, Chelmsford

Maile Rachel Hale, 26, Cambridge

Todd Russell Hill, 34, Boston

Joseph Mathai, 49, Arlington

Michael Gregory McGinty, 42, Foxboro

Deborah Medwig, 46, Dedham

Christopher M. Morrison, 34, Charlestown

Raymond J. Rocha, 29, Malden

Amy E. Toyen, 24, Newton

Pentagon

Navy Capt. Gerald Francis DeConto, 44, Sandwich