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| Andrew & Vincent Abate
Position: Bond Traders
Vincent was born on May 23, 1961 and Andrew was born three years
later on September 6, 1964. It seems that the boys were not just brothers but good friends right from the start.
As bright little boys they attended St. Francis Cabrini School, where they acquired the early academic skills that were so necessary toward their continuing education. In addition, they developed religious values, which they carried with them throughout their lives.
They then went on to Poly Prep Country Day School, which was probably the most enjoyable part of their education. They participated in their respective sports and grew into lively teenagers who were furthering their educations, preparing for the future, and doing it all with enormous amount of pleasure and pride. They considered the years they spent at Poly Prep as part of the most memorable times of their lives.
After Poly, Vincent went on to Ithaca College and Andrew went to C.W. Post where he met Carolyn. From that moment on, Andrew had a future wife and Vincent had a sister. Naturally, when Andrew and Carolyn were married, they chose Vincent to serve as best man at their wedding.
When Vincent’s job took him to London, Andrew and Carolyn vacationed there and all three shopped at Harrods Department Store for memorable Christmas ornaments for the family Christmas tree which they decorated together at Andrew and Carolyn’s home in Melville, Long Island.
On summer weekends, Andrew and Carolyn often drove to Vincent’s rented summerhouse on the Jersey Shore where they enjoyed the sun, the ocean breeze, some good fishing and most of all just being together. They treasured their weekends at the shore.
Everyone referred to Vincent and Andrew as Best Friends, Brothers at Work and Play. That’s why it was no surprise that on the morning of September 11, 2001, when the terrorist plane struck the World Trade Center, Vincent and Andrew were together, at work at Cantor Fitzgerald, on the 105th floor of Tower One.
Their lives on this earth ended that terrible day, but we will always remember
Vincent and Andrew as Bright Little Boys who grew into Lively Teenagers and emerged as Intelligent, Successful Bond Traders who were highly respected in their field.
They possessed wonderful family values and throughout their lives treated each and every person with whom they connected with kindness, courtesy and respect.
…They will be sorely missed.
Dear Vincent and Andrew… You were the joy of my life…
The years I spent helping you both grow into responsible adults were the most fulfilling of my life.
You grew into loving sons, devoted to each other and me. Carolyn completed our world by marrying Andrew and capturing all our hearts.
Your love and respect for family and friends was evident each and every day of our lives.
You shared a wonderful friendship with Michael Uliano, and when he married Linda she fit lovingly into our family portrait.
I know that you are both in heaven with Michael and that each of you is surrounding us with your love and protection.
You left me with wonderful memories… But you left me much too soon. I needed more time with you.
So, My Darling Sons… Until we meet again, I know you will be watching over me, as I once watched over you.
I Love You Always… Mommy