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September 20, 2006

IN MEMORIAM of Anthony Edward Gallagher

This memorial will be at the top of my blog beginning with 11 September, the fifth anniversary of the death of Anthony Edward Gallagher.

It will stay at the top of my blog through 20 September, the fifth anniversary of his
Requiem Mass.

On 11 September 2006, the fifth anniversary of terrorist attacks on the U.S.A., each of the 2,996 persons who died on that day will be memorialized in the following fashion.

Individuals who have blogs have signed up to receive the name of one attack victim each.

On the upcoming fifth anniversary day, each blogger will post his tribute to the victim whose name he has received.

I signed up, and I received the name of

He was born on Tuesday, 31 May 1960.

He grew up in Brightwaters, New York.

He graduated from Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York, in 1979.

Anthony Edward Gallagher attended Mount Saint Mary University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, graduating there in 1983.

Three of his family members are alumni of Fordham University, the Jesuit university of New York: his father, Edward J. Gallagher, his uncle, Robert E. Gallagher, and his sister, Carolyn Gallagher.

He has another sister, Suzanne Adams. His mother is Rose Costello.

Every Friday afternoon at four o’clock, he committed himself to telephone and converse with his nephews and nieces— the four children of his sister Suzanne: Katie, Liz, Jay and Peter.

When planning to marry, he asked his nephews and nieces if it was acceptable.

Anthony Edward Gallagher and his wife, Carrie, married in February of 2001.

They resided in New York City.

He enjoyed riding his bike in Central Park and in local races.

He served as an energy broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, an investment bank specializing in bond trading.

His workplace was their New York office that occupied the 101st to 105th floors of Tower One, the north tower, of the World Trade Center.

He died there on 11 September 2001.

He was forty-one years of age at the time.

His Requiem Mass began at eleven o’clock in the morning at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bay Shore, New York, on Thursday, 20 September 2001— the same day my own brother turned forty-one.

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O Lord, shine eternal light upon Anthony together with your saints forever, for you are gracious.

Anthony, may the angels lead you into paradise: may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and guide you into the holy city Jerusalem.

May the choir of angels greet you, and may you have eternal rest together with Lazarus who is no longer a poor man.

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“Trips for Kids” of Metro New York received a donation of bicycles in memory Anthony Edward Gallagher who was a bicycling enthusiast. The non-profit organization further honored his memory by hosting members of his family at a bicycle outing for kids on 2 June 2002. “Trips for Kids” provides such outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise have such opportunities. Click HERE and scroll down to “Biking Event Honors WTC Victim” to read about the event and some remarks from Anthony Edward Gallagher’s family.

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Today in the year 2006, September 11, I have received the following message from Alex, a sister-in-law of Anthony Edward Gallagher.
Thank you for your work on Memorializing Tony. I've forwarded your memorial to the rest of the family. He was a wonderful brother, Uncle and friend. He loved to play soccer and did so every chance he could with my boys who are dedicated soccer players. They would leave soccer balls at every relative’s house. To make sure there was always one around to play with. He is with my boys every time they walk out onto a soccer field.

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You can visit the blog memorials of others who died through the homepage that coordinated this tribute.

Click HERE for it.
That God Be Glorified in All


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