Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today We Remember Janet Alonso

Today we remember Janet Alonso, part-time Email Analyst for Marsh & McLennan, on the 96th floor of the North Tower. A Spiritual woman with a beautiful smile, Janet's family was her life - wife of Robert Alonso and mother of Victoria, 2 and Robbie, 18 mths. The next-to-last phone call Janet made on the morning of Sept. 11 was to her mother-in-law to check on her second child, Robbie, born with Down syndrome. She had returned to work from maternity leave shortly before the day of the attacks. Though her children were her passion, she was a diligent homemaker. She loved painting, and refinishing furniture. She spent the weekend before she died sanding the porch they had added to their house in Stony Point, NY. Her final phone call was to her husband; she told him that the office was filling with smoke and that she could not breathe. And she told him she loved him. No one present in the 8 floors of Marsh & McLennan offices at the time survived the attack; 295 employees and 60 consultants were lost.

We Will Never Forget!

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