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Date of Birth: May 29, 1966
Department: Global Securities Lending
Position: Vice President, Partner
I never knew any body personally in the september 11th disaster let alone lose someone because of it.
But! even so, i’d like you to know that i am deeply saddened by all of this, how some one could destroy the people that are precious and innocent to all of you, and to us British that are solemnly and always with you.
words cannot describe the atrocities that happened and words cannot heal the many broken hearts.
You and those that were lost are always in our thoughts, always, i just wish that there was more i could do to ease pain.
God bless us all
forever and always
Louis A. Caporicci 35, husband of Lori, father of Lauren (9 yrs), Christina (5 yrs).
Lou worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for six years and loved his job, loved life and was very successful in a company who recognized him for who he was.
Living life with no regrets, no limits were Lou’s motto. He was an avid New York Ranger fan and music fanatic. To know Lou was to love Lou.
Our family’s comfort comes with knowing that he was with co-workers he truly enjoyed and looked forward to being with each day.
The friendships we have made over the years are strong bonded, since 9/11/01 each and every one of his friends have helped me and my children continue our journey, to help us be strong and to look forward.
Lou, I will be here to finish the job we started together, to raise our two children the way we had planned. We love and miss you everyday, for now and forever.
Your loving wife and children
What can I say? You were one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
We worked pretty close together for a few years. I remember the start of our friendship was a little rocky: you yelling at me, me yelling at you, not that that ever changed, but at least it turned into a great friendship-one of the best I had at Cantor and I have been there for quite some time. We had some great times together… Ranger games, Sec Lend parties…we were always having a good time.
You had a way of making everybody feel like they were your best friend and that’s what I felt like. Lou, I will always remember you and I will always pray for you and your family.
Lori, if you ever need anything just let me know.
You and the kids will always be in my prayers
P.S. Potvin sucks.
It is often said that you can judge a man by the friends he keeps. No truer words can be spoken of Lou, although there was not enough time for Lou and I to become great friends. My family has grown closer to Lori, Lauren and Christina over the past months, what a family Lou, they are the best. Lori has been so strong for the girls and I do believe that she draws that strengh from the girls and you. When one walks into your house, they know this is where you live, your spirt is so alive. I have tried to help Lori and the girls in any way we could. I know it is nothing compared to what you have done for so many families. It has been my honor. You, my friend, are and always will be a true hero….
We will always have a bottle of Black on the bar for you.
Always and Forever,
Robert and Anmarie Hagerman
I think of you every day.. some days are tougher than others but every day you’re part of my thoughts.. it’s always about the times we’d laugh, the way you made me feel safe, and the way you made me feel special. Your reach always exceeded your grasp. You have left a void in so many hearts and lives no one man could fill alone. The Rangers games at MSG, dinner at La Fontana and Benvenuti’s, and all the auctions we went together I’ll cherish forever. I’ll always be your best friend “Seanie”.. I’ll always be watching the Rangers knowing you’re by my side at MSG or in front of the big screen. I miss your laugh, your smile, your generosity, and your passion for being with family and friends. I know your with us Lou.. and you’ll never be forgotten. I miss you buddy..we all miss you. God bless you always.
Lou, There will never be anyone who can light up a room the way you did. Your days of practical jokes, prank phone calls and great music live on in memory for me. I started out as his client when he worked for Morgan Stanley, we turned out to be neighbors where we lived and than on to co-workers at Cantor. Louie always knew how to make me laugh even on my worst days, he would find a way to cheer me up even if it was at someone elses expense. He was one of “the greatest”, and always will be. Through Louie I have a best friend, his wife Lori. I will always be so grateful to him giving me 2 of my best friend’s in my life Louie & Lori. It is very painful to know I had to lose one. Louie was not only my co-worker, I considered him my best friend. He took care of me as if I was his sister. He adored my children, he made sure he came to my sons 1st t-ball game in April 2001. It meant so much to me. My daughter loved him and he ate that up. Lou, I miss you each and every day that goes by, everytime I hear one of your favorite songs I cry because I hear your voice say “Ka remember this song.” I know you are up in heaven singing, dancing and telling jokes, you are so special to me I miss you tremendously the void in my heart is so big. I will listen to your music, remember all your jokes through that. It will let your spirit live on and I promise to take care of Lori,Lauren& Christina for you.Love you..until we meet again.
Dear Lori, Lauren & Christina, I write to my best friend and her two beautiful girls. May your husband and Dad’s light shine down on the three of you. He loved you three so much, you were his world, please never forget that. Our families shared some great times together for that we have so many good memories to share. Lori, I still hear Louie to this day when we all went to the “Shout Party” say to us “Okay it’s time for you two to go home” and I just laugh. Please do not forget he loved you so much I remember the time I asked him how you two met, and he answered me with such confidence “I swept her off her feet, that’s right.”
I know how hard and painful this is for you, but you are such a good and strong person, I know you will finish the job raising your girls better than anyone I know, along with the strength Louie will give you. As you always say to me ” I love you babe.” I am hear for you and the girls I pray for Louie and the three of you each and every minute, day and hour and I will do that for as long as I live.
NEVER in a million years did any of us envision this. Never in a million years will you be forgotten LOU. Everyday I stop into St. Patrick’s Cathedral and say a prayer for you. Everyday I leave that church still wondering why GOD lets bad things happen to such a GOOD person?? Everyday the question remains unanswered. Simply because there is NO ANSWER.
You’re no longer here to talk to but you’re far from gone. I feel your presence every time I talk to your wife, your friends, watch the Rangers blow another lead!! Every time I see the World Trade Center I see YOU. You are larger than life my friend. There is no one word or sentence that defines you. At times you’re the funniest, craziest, happiest, angriest, biggest, best guy in the world. Time may help us all mourn your passing, but nothing will compare to the time you spent on this earth.
God Bless You LCAP…We will never forget you or your family!!!
Louie, Louie, Louie, you’ll never know how much you’ve touched mine and my family’s lives. You’ve touched every one of us in a different way. I only wish you can be here to see all the different effects you had on my boys. They sing your songs so loud so you can hear them–I’m sure you do!!! Anthony talks to you everyday as if you’re right in front of him…sometimes I really think you are! Anyway I want to thank you for being such a kind, generous, funny, crazy and caring friend. I also want to thank you for my new extended family. I love the girls as if they were my own and I promise you I will be here forever and a day for them. As for Lori, I will protect her to the day I die. No friendship could be more stronger than ours. We are best friends till the end of time…I know no one as strong as she…and I admire that in her more than you know. I promise you again I will always be there for her. On another note I’ll never forget
“Chinese Food” $42.52, “you pay NOW” or the fact that I almost needed a new patio set. Also let’s not forget Pina Coladas and cartwheels into the pool…don’t mix!!! Lou, I feel like you talk to me through music so many times..I hear you! And don’t think I don’t see all the E320’s every time I get in my car. We miss you more than you know and love you…and you will live on in our hearts forever. One thing I did learn from you is live life like it’s your last, take chances, and live for now!!!
My Dad, he was a great guy. He was a very funny guy, I miss him. He was a cool Dad, well at least to me. He knew every song on the radio. In the summertime he loved to go in the pool. He was never frantic. He was very generous to everyone. Especially my Mom, Sister and me. He loved the Rangers. His basement is awesome. He has everything and anything you can imagine. That’s the thing my Dad did. He is the BEST and he will always be FOREVER and EVER!
Love your daughter, Lauren xoxoxoxoxo
What else can possibly be said, ” YOU WERE TRULY AN AMAZING PERSON!!” You touched all of our lives in a way that is so very special!! You swept us all up and kept us under your wing!! You taught us compassion, kindness, loyalty and most of all how to have a great time!! We thank you for all the laughs and wonderful memories!! You will be in our hearts always!!
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!
Joseph and Madelyn Lando
Sometimes you meet people who are larger than life. Louie was one of those. I did not know Louie before I came to Cantor. Louie tried to make me feel like part of the team by teasing me from day one. No matter how difficult the day was Louie had a knack for creating humor in the office and making all of us laugh. Although he was always the prankster, he took his job and his responsibilities very seriously. He worked hard so that he could give everything they ever wanted to Lori and the girls. You could see he was so much in love with Lori and loved being a father. He talked about spending time with the girls around the pool and down the shore. Whatever Louie did, he did to the fullest. He was very generous with his time and money. I saw him at a Boomer Esiason function once with an entourage of people from the industry just following him around and waiting for Lou to tell them what to do next. Lou made the desk go; he was the glue in the department and most other desks in the firm knew us because of Louie.
For Lori, Lauren and Christina, know that your husband and father is one of my true heroes because he taught me to not only work hard but also play hard,give your time and energy to a cause you believe in and always do it with a smile and a joke!
What can we say? We had the pleasure to know you and fell in love with you, Lori and the girls as soon as we met (dancing school). You had the best sense of humor and great passion for your sporting teams. You made my son Frank a lunatic Ranger fan because you were to take him to his first game. He tapes all Ranger games for you so someday when he sees you, there would not be one game you missed. My girls think of you often because at their birthday party you were the funniest. My parents and brothers had the pleasure of knowing you and laughed all night at the kids’ birthday party. Frank (my husband) felt he knew you forever and felt so good to be around you. You would always tell me in the morning if Lori was mad at you for something, to see if she would tell me why and she always would. We would laugh so hard. You touched my family’s life like you can’t imagine and we will always be honored to know you. We will always be there for Lori, Lauren and Christina. We miss you and may God keep you.
Love, Frank, Michele, Frank III, Camille and Rosemarie
My uncle Louie was a really cool and funny guy. We do and always will miss him. He would always make people laugh when he told his jokes. He was a diehard New York Rangers fan – when you go into his basement you will see what I mean. Even though he is not here with us we will remember
him every day.
LOU, THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT I DON’T THINK OF YOU. WHENEVER I NEEDED ADVICE OR SOMEONE TO TALK TO YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE. WE HAD SO MANY GREAT TIMES TOGETHER. EVERY SUMMER IN LBI WITH LORI AND THE KIDS. I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE HOW THINGS CHANGED SO FAST. LOU, YOU TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE LIFE OF EVERY PARTY; LET ME JUST SAY LOU WAS THE PARTY. LOU WAS THE KIND OF GUY THAT IF YOU ASKED HIM TO BORROW FIVE DOLLARS HE WOULD GIVE YOU TEN AND SAY YOU DON’T OWE ME ANYTHING. I MISS YOU SO MUCH BUT I KNOW YOU ARE ALWAYS HERE WITH ME. EVERY TIME I GO TO THE GARDEN I ALWAYS ORDER A JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK FOR YOU, AND AFTER THE GAME I ALWAYS GO TO BEN VENUTI’S. I REMEMBER GOING TO THE GAME WITH LOU AND WE WOULD ALWAYS GO TO BEN VENUTI’S EVEN THOUGH THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED. ALL LOU HAD TO DO WAS KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND SAY “IT’S ME” AND THEY WOULD LET US IN. LOU WASN’T ONLY MY BROTHER HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND. LIFE IS NEVER GOING TO BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU, BRO. YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ABOUT LORI AND THE KIDS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO LOVE AND CARE ABOUT THEM AND WE WILL DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP THEM. THERE ARE SO MANY MORE THINGS I WANT TO SAY RIGHT NOW. BUT I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND I WILL FOREVER.
Seeing your face again and reading all these wonderful tributes has brought a lot of memories and emotions to mind. I don’t remember if I ever told you or your brothers how much I love you and what having you as family has meant to me but I hope you knew. We didn’t see each other nearly enough but one only had to meet you once to know that you were a great and loving man. Your heart was as big as your love for your family, friends, music and the Rangers. There is so much more I would like to say but I will just say that I love you and I valued our time together. I will always be there if Lori, Lauren or Christina ever need me.
Lou, Words can not express my saddness that you are no longer with us. You have contributed so much to this world. You had a gift of giving people around you so much joy. You will always be in my thoughts and heart.
Lori, “Steel Magnolias” These two words come to mind when I think of you. A strong beautiful flower. To Lauren and Christina, You are two beautiful young ladies who will always be blessed and watched over. I love you all so much, Cindy
Almost five months have passed since you left and I can’t begin to tell you how much I miss you. You were like my Dad, the only real Dad I ever knew. You taught me that dreams can become reality and that nothing was impossible. I will forever miss you. On behalf of your niece Alyssa, I make sure to tell her how much her Uncle loved her and what a great person you were. Also on behalf of your unborn Godchild, I will make sure that he/she knows that you were a legend before your time. You are forever etched in my heart, my mind, and, my soul. I’ll see you in Heaven my friend.
My uncle Louie was one of the coolest people I ever met. He loved the Rangers and I love him.
He was my coolest uncle! Love, Danielle
“Sweet Lou”, a name given by Boomer, was a fitting nickname for a wonderful person who gave so much to the fight against cystic fibrosis. Louie’s desk was outside our offices on the 101st floor when we first met back in 1998. He immediately became involved supporting our foundation in the fight against CF by selling raffle tickets and purchasing whatever sports memorabilia items he could get his hands on. Louie filled our days with practical jokes and laughter. And although he was such the practical joker, we quickly learned what a compassionate, loving, caring, gentle human being Sweet Lou was. We would truly miss him if he ever took a day off from work. We could all learn from Louie how to live life to its fullest and how to enjoy ourselves at work! We miss our dear friend and we will never forget our Sweet Lou!
Boomer Esiason Foundation – Boomer, Linda, Tami, Dave & Lee
Let me start by saying like the song, “only the good die young”. I also want to thank you for loving our Lori the way you did, and when she said you had no regrets and lived your life to the fullest, she, being the person she is, also has no regrets the time she had with you. Something else I must ask you; please keep an eye on your family (Lori, Lauren and Christina). I know you will also accept what choices they have made and will make in the future and will always understand because you are Louie. Love you, miss you. We are so glad that you loved our Lori the way you did. See you when the time is right.
I WILL MISS ALL OUR PHONE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE DOGS, MY FELLOW DOG LOVER. WHENEVER I NEEDED TO KNOW A SONG I COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON YOU. I’VE BECOME CLOSER WITH LORI, LAUREN & CHRISTINA AKA (LITTLE LOUIE) THEY ARE A WONDERFUL FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR THEM AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY. YOU WERE LARGER THEN LIFE AND YOU TAUGHT ME TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH NO REGRETS THANK YOU.
I WILL MISS YOU BUT NEVER FORGET YOU. ESPECIALLY
THE LAST TIME WE HUNG OUT AT FRANKIES WITH THE BIG BROTHER MEDALLION WHAT FUN WE HAD LAUGHING AND LISITENING TO FRANK SINATRA. YOU HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE LIKE YOU DID FOR SO MANY OTHERS.YOU WERE NOT HERE FOR SO LONG BUT THE SHORT TIME YOU WERE WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU MADE IN SO MANY LIVES.
I’M SURE YOU ARE STILL GOING STRONG IN HEAVEN.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Just wanted you to know that they had your name in lights at the Super Bowl. It was good to see that you’re still making it to all the big games.
We need you back
Missing you more each day,hoping your at peace.
This has to be the hardest month for me, We would have been married 11yrs, your birthday and now the birth of your godchild. Life is so unfair. The girls are OK and I feel your presence all the time. Keep looking over our family we need you….Your wife always..Lori
I used to sit next to Lou about 6 years ago when I worked for Cantor. All I can say is that Lou made me laugh every day. Even when I was in a bad mood he always cheered me up. Every morning when I came in he always had the radio on to 103.5 and he was always in a good mood singing and cracking jokes. Even though I only worked with Lou for a short time I will always remember him and the smile that he always put on my face just being himself.
That morning I thought of all them, Lou, Steve, and Smittie. They are always in my prayers.
Lou, Happy Birthday!!! You may be gone but never ever will be forgotten. This was one day we always had a great time celebrating your birthday at work. I still could hear you hum the birthday tune saying is it somebody’s birthday.
I only wish I could have that back again. But do not worry Lou we are sending you balloons “Happy Birthday big guy” we miss you so much and we love you. Please rest in peace… I can’t wait for us to all be together again save a spot for me will you. Tell everyone I miss them and love them and give them big hugs for me.
Love you Lou
I remember the first time I met Lou. He invited my husband, John and our family to the circus. We sat in the very front seats and were all very wary of the elephants. That night was a lot of fun. I met his whole family that day.
Lori was also one of the first people to come to my mind that fateful September day. I didn’t really know how to get in touch with her but am glad we did finally find each other.
Lori, I am always here. If you need someone to talk to, I’m here. God bless Lou and your family.
Lou: Well here I am again, I am sure you know I will not leave you alone, but I just want to wish you a “Happy Father’s Day.”
Lou, please continue to watch and protect Lori,Lauren & Christina, they miss you more than words could describe. Lori would give anything to have you back and your Lauren aches so much you could see it in her eyes. One thing I will tell you is your Christina is so you and she will carry on your spirit so we never will forget you. So please continue to give them love, support and strength to move on. They ove you so,we all do.
Love you r.i.p.
Hey Lou, it’s me. I just wanted to tell you that this past Sunday was Michael’s christening. He looked absolutely adorable. I made sure he wore his Rangers onesie underneath his christening outfit so that you would be close to his heart. My sister bought him beautiful gifts. Things that you would have wanted him to have. You would have been proud. Every time I look at him, I think of you. He is my little angel. The one you gave to us. All of us. I always think of you and I miss you very much. Love you.
When I say the words “Sweet Lou” I see you driving down the block, coming home from work, with a smile on your face. The music playing and you singing along – so-o-o happy to be coming home to your girls. You would no sooner be out of the car and kissing everybody hello and be out walking the dog. Then maybe running to the store or getting in the pool with Lauren and Christine and playing games.
Eleven months and it seems like yesterday I was seeing you do all these things and more. But sometimes it seems like years since we saw your smiling face (always smiling). You and Laurie were my favorite couple and I keep the girls’ picture on my refrigerator always. You were the sweetest guy, the most loving husband and father I have ever seen. You can never be replaced, but when someone is so good why try to replace him.
Sweet Lou, I just keep saying it and it suits you to a “T”. We will always be neighbors and friends – you are always in our hearts even though you are far away!
Love, Rose & Carl Fortunato
I still wait for you to come home every night, 11 months later. I try and take care of the girls and all we want is you. Keep tickling Chris and whisper sweet nothings in Lauren’s ears. You are always in my heart. No matter where we are we pray and talk to you every night. Please continue to give me the strength to be a good mom…Love you and may you finally be at peace. Love Lor
End of summer is approaching. This year(the last 12 months atleast) is turning out to be about as bad as I envisioned it would be. Rates are sub 2% and the fed is looking to drop them further. No room to make any dough in this environment at all. But you know that already because your watching over all of us right now. You’re probably having a laugh at just how friggin’ hot it has been this summer. You’re also probably as excited as Seanny & I are about the new pick-ups the Rangers have grabbed. Holik, Oliwa, Poti, Bure, Kasparitis (ain’t that a laugh !!!). We unloaded Fleury the crackhead. Lindros played about as well as he could last year. But the season had no meaning to any of us. When we lost you we lost our desire to go and “enjoy” ourselves. It was the first year since I was overseas that I went to no more than 5 games. I just didn’t want go. Seanny was the same way (but he’s got 80 cousins in the business so he went a few more times than me).
I call Lori atleast 3x a week. Any time I go to the rock I try to bring something small for the kids. I thought when I moved to the boonies I’d only see the rock once or twice a yr. I’ve been there about once a month to hang w/ Lori & the kiddies. I try to make all of ’em laugh much the way you did. But lets face it U were a 1 of a kind…An original. A unique and truly wonderful person.( As long as you liked us….ha ha. ) I was a fortunate one. I was tight with you. The times we had…who’d of thought we could have as much fun at work as we did.
Well a year is slowly approaching (the feelings still flow like this all happened yesterday). The media plays up all the lost fireman and cops,” the blue collar guys”. They fail to understand that NOT everyone on Wall St was a millionare living the life. The assumption was you worked at Cantor so you were “johnny bigbux”. They don’t ever do a story about a guy like you who busted his tail to get what you truly deserved. It frustrates me to continue to read the NY Post and hear them rehash the tragedies of all those poor families. They should take a look at Lori & Lauren & Christina and talk about the GREAT MAN whose family is devastated. Do a story about the guy who gave more than his fair share to charity, who had the same mentality as the fireman & cops, who wore a suit and not a firemans helmet. They should talk about the guy whom went to work to hump stock. He was not getting paid to enter a dangerous situation. He was simply trying to take 25bps btwn friends. Surely YOURS IS A STORY WORTH TELLING….But they won’t !!!! But that is OK LOUIE because Sean/Darin/Anthony/Bobby and too many others whom are worthy of mention tell your story every time we see each other. We all laugh like school kids w/a substitute teacher. They are the same stories (the bag of onions & Paul Marcus, the time you called the duke about playing the cello, the time you & Cleary got busted for playing the phone games, the eating stories, the poking, the massive brawl in the elevator at MSG, the time you made the Flyer fan walk around the garden the other way, the Johnny Walker stories). They are all timeless classics that give us all a sense of being with you right there/right now.
It’s that time again Lou. The Rangers are 6 weeks away from their 1st pre-season game. All the signs point to what should be a great season. The problem that I have is that its 3 weeks away from the day that I lost one of my best friends in the business. This time of yr will always be a time when I think about the new season for the Rangers and just how little it really means. The Rangers are a team of great tradition and we love to watch ’em, but the real enjoyment was going with your buddies and making a 6-0 loss a fun nite. We’ll try to keep that tradition going. But without you it honestly doesn’t have the same feeling anymore.
God bless ya buddy. I’ll do all I can to make your families life as good as it can be. You can count on that from me. Miss ya. Keep looking down on your family and show the Rangers a little love too.
Hi Louie, I can’t believe that last summer when we all hung out together we never really had a conversation. I just used to watch in amazement as you finished off a bottle of Black and then walked away as if it was water. Now we are close friends. I have to admit the phone call from Hersh got me. I try to protect that boy. They say things happen for a reason. I now know why Lori came up to me at my first MCG meeting, put out her hand and said, “You’re the twins’ mom I’m Lori Caporicci.” Just know that I’ve got your back at “Bliss”. So when you’re finished with the much promised “frost”, perhaps you could put in a good word for a desease for New-Age? Don’t forget to show up when I keep the promise I made to Lauren, and I will deliver the “mums” to you. May you rest peacefully my friend. Love, Anmarie
Just a quick note to say that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are deeply missed by all of us. I know you will look out for Lori and the girls.
Love always your favorite Mother-in-Law.
Lou: I just want to say thank you for all the memories for all the good times and laughs we shared at work as well as with our families. You live on each and everyday in all of us we will never forget you. I miss you and love you please be at peace for you will always hold a very special place in my heart for as long as I live, until we meet again.
I am so sorry it has taken me a full whole year to talk to you. I just needed the precise timing to let your beautiful wife and darling children know how very lucky they are to have had the time they did with you and the greatest gift of all. You as their guardian angel. I know we have only had a phone friendship, but what an impact you on a person. I watched all the memorials and creid my eyes out for you and all my other Cantor buddies. Mrs Caporicci. you are a beauty in loks and in strength. I know Lou is very satisfied and proud of the way you have handled the situation, yourself, and the children you share. Always keep your head high and be proud..your strong, and you can get through anything our cruel world hands us.
May god bless you and your children at all times. Take care..
What a wonderful person Lou must have been! The tributes to him are amazing. I only wish that I’d had the opportunity to meet him. As one of several distant relatives in California, it warms my heart to learn that Lou was such a special and well-loved person. To Lori, Lauren, Christina, and all of Lou’s family, I send my deepest sympathy and pray for your well-being. On this, the one-year anniversary of that tragic day, I’m filled with sadness, like so many Americans. God bless you, Lou. May peace be with you, and with all of us.
LOUIE..IT IS AMAZING THAT MORE THAN A YEAR HAS GONE BY SINCE THAT TERRIBLE EVENT..AN EVENT THAT CHANGED ALL OF OUR LIVES..DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN A BUNCH OF US WENT OUT TO DINNER AT A STEAK HOUSE(WHEN I WAS AT FIDELITY AND YOU WERE AT MORGAN STANLEY) AND YOU ORDERED A 48 OZ STEAK AND I SAID TO YOU THAT YOU COULDN’T POSSIBLY EAT ALLLLLL THAT MEAT…AND GUESS WHAT ??? YOU DID .. AND ALL OF THE SIDE ORDERS !!!! WE ALL LAUGHED ABOUT THAT NIGHT…YOU ARE TRULY AN EAGLE..KNOW THAT YOU ARE REMEMBERED AND MISSED…
Not a day goes by and I think of you.
Your true friends take care of us.
I miss you and would give anything to see your smile again.
2nd Christmas without you and we ache.
Lauren’s glitter is gone, Christins misses you till she cries herself to sleep/
May you rest in peace you are in a better place.
We love and miss you every minute….Give us guidance and strength I need you….Love you
Another Christmas without you, I know you will be with us that day watching over us and as always we will be thinking of you…..
Lou, I can’t believe its our 2nd Christmas without you.Some people say that it gets easier with time but they don’t understand that it won’t. No day or holiday will ever be the same. We love you and miss you so much. Just remember that we will always take care of your girls now and forever. Everyday and always. Merry Christmas brother in law.
Hi Lou: I just want to say Merry Christmas and The same stands since the first day this happened i miss you and everyone else terribly.
Hope you all had a peaceful christmas and I just want to thank you for helping to save my life the other day once again it could have been tragic and my angels from above saved me. thks and I love you. I guess you are all not ready for me up there yet.
Well ’02 is coming to a close buddy. As bad as this yr is for our business it really doesn’t matter as much as your not being here. We’ve all been doing this long enough to know with the good years come the bad years on Wall St. What I personally didn’t know was that any one person could alter the way I view the world. I used to be an optimist when it came to work and everything else. The past 15 months have taught me to keep things in perspective.
Quick update on this season – Power Play is about as bad as it can possibly be. Richter is done(concussion), Bure had both knees scoped, Sather traded anybody who had a pulse and was under 25 and he’s got a $75mm payroll whom couldn’t beat Tottenville HS on their best day.
I’d have thought by now that you’d have cut the line to see the “G-man” and have some of this mess fixed by Christmas. I guess you’ve found another hobby up there. I hope its watching 1994 re-runs so you don’t get sick.
Your wife is doing a great job with the kids although she really can use your help. Your buddies are all stepping up to the plate (just as you expected they would – nothing you wouldn’t have done for them). Your oldest girl is going thru the motions because she knows “thats what daddy would want”. She misses you terribly. Your little one is slowly morphing into you. If she could grow a goatee….carbon copy !!! Your wife, she’s holding up but she can probably use a sign from you that “some day it will get better”. She’s a trooper Lou, but even troopers need a leader. She too can use a sign from you. So get off yer couch and send them some inspiration like only you could. While your at it….send all of us a little inspiration. We can certainly use it. Time is passing, but the mood hasn’t really improved since 9-11-01.
Take care – Merry Christmas.
I think of you everyday and want to be with you.
I love you and miss you. You have my heart always.
Keep giving me strength and courage to go on.
I love you Hon
Hi Louie, I never officially thanked you for sending me Hazel. Anybody who askes where I found her I tell; “she was sent to me straight from heaven.” I gave Lauren the gift for her birthday as promised. I think she really liked it. I am doing the best I can for you….Anmarie
Happy 2nd Valentines..
Not a day goes by without me thinking of you.
2 yrs and not a day goes by without me aching.
The girls are good and we are strong. We feel your presence and love everyday. I need you to continue to guide us.
Rest in peace my love , I love you always.
You have my heart. forever. The girls say, hey Daffy!!
Love your wife, Lori
Last night was the 3rd Spring Fling I’ve gone to.
One with you 2 without you. Last night was different though. I know you were really with us. There were signs everywhere that you were there – from songs to books to awards. I caught myself smiling a number of times just thinking of you.Of course it will never be the same, this year was just different- we are now at a different point then we were last year
Louie, Please take care of Samantha for me.
Thank you, Anmarie
I have not been here for a while I figured I would give you a break from me, but know you and everyone else that was taken from me that dreadful day are always on my mind in my thoughts and always forever in my heart.
I also want to say please give Lori, Lauren and Christina some extra support this week for your Christina will be receiving her First Holy Communion. I know you will be there in spirit for them please watch over them and help them to get through. Love you and miss you. rest in peace
The Devils going to their 3rd Stanley Cup in 4yrs. The Rangers – well lets stick to better subjects !!! They’ve got enough talent but they can’t seem to WIN. Boy its painful to watch Louis.
Lori,Darin & I had dinner a few weeks ago at some new SI joint named D’Noi. It was a VERY ODD NITE. We all felt your presence that night (beit your brother Joe who was at the bar) or just thru some of the stuff we were talking about. There are days when all of us think of the same thing and we laugh….just liked it happened yesterday. I can’t tell you how many times i tell stories to people whom have NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE. I tell the stories like they happened yesterday or the week before. Your legacy is undaunted. You manage to make a room fool of my friends laugh even when you’re not there. You also have the ability to make people shake their heads in awe…. i’ll leave the subject matter up to everyones imagination.
Most of all – you bring all of us – your friends a comfort – one that doesn’t come so easily any more. One that I used to feel whenever we spoke. A comfort that is sadly missed by so many people.
Well buttercup….i wish you the best this summer has to offer. Watch over your family (as you have) and keep shining your little spot light on your friends & most of all your family. They’re are doing well. But like all of us, they miss you tremendously.
God Bless sweet Lou.
LOUIE: WELL HERE WE ARE AGAIN NOT BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH YOU, I FIND IT TO BE VERY UNFAIR. I HOPE YOU ARE AT PEACE AND HAVING THE GREATEST BIRTHDAY YOU EVER WANTED. I AM SURE YOU ARE ALL CELEBRATING HUGS AND KISSES TO ALL OF YOU. MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH, SOME DAYS THE HURT IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST DAY THIS HORRIBLE DAY HAPPENED. PEACE TO ALL OF YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN… CONTINUE TO PROTECT AND GUIDE LORI, LAUREN AND CHRISTINA THEY LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.
Happy Birthday Lou
Theres not a day that goes by that i dont think about you. You will always be in my heart and embedded in my mind. These memories I have of you I will never forget. I never got to tell you how much you meant to me, you were my friend, brother in law, and in a way the father i never had. Louie thank you for all that you have done. Thanks for giving me two beautiful nieces that i love more than anything. Thanks for taking care of Lori, and for watching over her in these hard times.I can still hear your voice in my head and i still see that smile that can brighten anyones day. Lou you are my hero, you always have been and always will be. I love you and I miss you Lou.
Well Lou another year has past, we are all trying to move on but as you can see it is a slow process.
Miss you always……..
Love, your favorite Mother-in-law
Lou I am sorry it took me 2 years to write, and to your lovely family i express my deepest sympathy for your loss.I first met LOU while working as a sec lending rep for the investment banking firm of Allen & co we became very good friends attending numerous dinners and sporting events wow alot of ranger games , MET GAMES in the diamond club suite and the most fun i ever had was at Ben Bensons steakhouse when Louie asked the waiter for the biggest steak you got .It made the John Candy steak look like a nothing and then he smothered it with onions and ketchup .We had alot of good times together and i miss you dearly.You always went out of your way to find me and to say hello at sec lending functions and when i was down i knew i could always count on you to make me laugh .You are a great person and i will never ever forget you .Lori i am sorry i never had the pleasure of meeting you hopefully sometime in the future .Yours Truly Rich JALLOUK
Hey Lou…another year and yet it seems like yesterday..I wish your lovely wife and daughters nothing but love, peace, and eternal guidance from your shining light. Lou you are forever mised and forever loved by all…bless you always
That name suits you to a “T”. I think about you every day and wish we could be neighbors again. We certainly miss those days of watching you enjoy Lori and the girls. You were so full of life and you made everything and everybody come to life around you. We Will Never Forget You! By the way, I am sure you must be assembling a terrific cd collection up there and have everyone dancing to the music. Love, Rose & Carl
Hi Lou, I know you have not heard from me for a while, but it that since the 2nd anniversay of this horrible day It is not getting easier. I just want to let you know with the holidays coming I miss you and everyone more than ever, not one single day goes by that I do not think of you, Steve, Smitty, Joe, & Lorraine and all the others. Well I just want to let you know I was thinking of you and miss you and hope you all have a peaceful holiday up there. Missing you all sooooo much some days the pain is hard to bare. Take care and as always keep watching and protecting Lori and the girls they will always need your strength from up above to get them through. Love and miss you
Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes,begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I’ll show you everything
with arms wide open
with arms wide open
WEll I don’t know if I’m ready
To be the man I have to be
I’ll take a breath, I’ll take her by my side
We stand in awe,we’ve created life
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
welcome to this place
I’ll show you everything
If I had just one wish
Only one demand
I hope he’s not like me
I hope he understands
That he can take this life
And hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world
With arms wide open
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
welcome to this place
I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open
Now everything has changed
I’ll show you love
I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open
I’ll show you everything…oh yeah
With arms wide open .. wide open
God won’t ask what kind of car you drove,
but will ask how many people you drove
who didn’t have transportation
God won’t ask the square footage of your house,
but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet,
but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.
God won’t ask about your social status,
but will ask what kind of class you displayed.
God won’t ask how many material possessions you had,
but will ask if they dictated your life.
God won’t ask what your highest salary was,
but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain the salary.
God won’t ask how many promotions you received,
but will ask how you promoted others.
God won’t ask what your job title was,
but will ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.
God won’t ask what you did to help yourself.
but will ask what you did to help others.
God won’t ask how many friends you had,
but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.
God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived,
but will ask how you treated your neighbors
God won’t ask how many times your deed matched your words,
but will ask how many times they didn’t.
It is your third anniversary in heaven. I can still picture your smiling face and see you with Lori and the girls. Every morning when I arrive at Broadway and Liberty I say “good morning” Lou and say a prayer before starting my day. During the day I often times go to a window in the office that faces ground zero and think about you and reflect on that terrible day.
They are trying to come up with a name for a new ferry honoring the victims of 9/11. My only choice would be the “F.T. – Louie C” in honor of you my good friend and former neighbor and my cousin, both of whom I consider heroes.
I may not write as much anymore but there is never a minute in the day that I dont think of you. We miss you dearly- especially Alyssa. She always asks for you and why you had to leave. Your in her prayer every night.I think when you left you took everything good with you. Nothing is the same.Mike still cries at the thought that he will never find a brother in law like you. Wish you were here, but I always look for you in the stars. I know your there. Pls watch over us. I love you always
Dear Sweet Lou,
Here we are September 11, 2005 another beautiful day as it was on 9/11/01. It will probably be a perfect day everyday on this date until the end of time.
We still think about you all the time. We miss your smiling face.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Love Rose Fortunato, your friend & former neighbor
Potvin still sucks………..I miss you man my prayers are with you and your family ….I will never forget you
The Olympics are over and the USA was shut out, but the Rangers are playing great. I know how big of a fan you are, I am sure you looking down and helping them out.
You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Today the SI Advance had pictures of all the people we lost on 9/11. Some of the pictures were enlarged and what do you think, you were one of the larger pictures. They must know you were larger than life. What a sweet guy you were and we still talk about you very often and enjoy fond memories of you Lorie and the girls.
Enjoy your day in heaven – but know we miss you and will never forget you.
Love, Rose Fortunato (Friend & Former neighbor)
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you ,and all the great times we had at the sporting event’s especially the RANGER GAMES.
We had alot of laughs and fun at all the events and if I was having a bad day I would alway’s call you and you had time for me no matter what.
You were very speacial Lou and I miss you very much.I am sure you are looking down upon us and taking care of us.
God bless you and your family.
FORMERLY OF ALLEN & CO SEC LENDING.
it’s been Six years bud, I never worked next to anyone like you, the teasing and the fun we had i will never forget, God Bless you lou.
LOU, SIX YEARS MY FRIEND YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART, PRAYERS, AND THOUGHTS. SOMEDAYS YOU EVEN SEND ME LITTLE REMINDERS OF YOURSELF, BUT DO NOT WORRY I WILL NEVER FORGET. MISS YOU ALL REST IN PEACE.
LOVE & PEACE
I write today in tribute this 6th anniversary
of 911. Every year since the tragic events of 9/11 i reflect on all those lost and especially
those who i crossed paths with in life.
I met Lou back in my Morgan Stanley days, i knew him to be a great overall guy and was pleased
to know him when we became neighbors in Staten Island at the Woodcutters Estates. There i got
to see the family man , with his wife Lori
i saw Love and committment that we should all have. My last meeting with Lou was at a
party hosted by his co-worker and former neightbor
Karen and her husband. I remember talking
sports and other things , but i remember most
his zest for life . Today i feel sadness
for his loss and all the other great people
i knew and lost that day. To his family i
wish many blessings and that his memory and legacy
be carried on through the ages
S.I. , N.Y.
The sound of those two words call to mind your gentleness and kindness. Your smile is still fresh in my mind’s eyes. I hope you are looking donw on all of us and smiling that same smile. We think of you very often and wish we could see you the way you are seeing us. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Love, friend & former nieghbor, Rose Fortunato
It’s now seven long years since you left and the hole in my heart is as big as it was then.The kids have grown so much.Alyssa talks & thinks of you all the time, and Michael (our angel) is anything but.You would be so proud of them.Especially your Godson.He has come a long way Lou.I still cant believe your gone.We need you-all of us do.Please watch over us. Miss you and love you forever.Love your favorite sister-in-law.Jen. I will see Johnny Walker tomorrow- he remembers you well!
Another year has gone by and we still think about you and Carl and I talk of you often. It seems like yesterday we would see you in the backyard or maybe exchange words over the fence or outside. We miss you and will never forget you and hope you won’t forget us.
Love Rose Fortunato (friend, former neighbor
Happy 8th Birthday in heaven brother-in-law. Always loved. Always missed forever.
That name sums it all up. I still remember you playing in the pool with your girls. A wonderful husband and loving father. You were the best neighbor we ever had and still talk about. You WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Sweet dreams and may we meet again someday.
Love Rose Fortunato, friend & former neighbor.
Dear Sweet Lou:
It has been 9 years and yet seems like yesterday. We always think about you, Lori and the girls. You were a great husband and father and not to mention neighbor.
Love you always and will never forget you.
Rose Fortunato, former nieghbor and always friend.
Hi Lou ,
As we approach the 10 year mark I still feel the pain losing so many friends on that tragic day.
Lou I think about you everyday ,you were and still are a special person in my life and it was an honor to have had the pleasure of meeting you .
We had a lot of laughs and good times together attending Ranger games and numerous other industry events where you always would take the time to find me and make me laugh you will never be forgotten.
The thing that i personally will never forget is the way you could always make me laugh no matter what kind of day I was having.
God bless you and your family and I know you are looking down upon us and watching over us.
YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS,
I had a memorabilia client I knew as Louis Cap. He would order autographed New York Rangers hockey cards, $100 at a time. He was short, clear and business like in his e mails. His e mail and return address were posted as Louis Cap, which I later discovered was a short form of his name Louis Caporicci. He would send $100 US cash in a USPS Priority envelope. For some reason in 2002 I discovered an envelope I had kept and wondered why I hadn’t heard from him in awhile, then I looked at the return address “ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER”, my heart skipped a beat. I had to find out if he was a victim and I found this wonderful website. I learned a lot about the man, who was a much loved rabid New York Rangers Fan. Loved for who he was, not what he did for a living. Learning more about the man, made me happy to have had a very small part in his life. Thanks to all of you who have posted here. I liked Denis Potvin, but for Louis… “POTVIN SUCKS”
Dear Sweet Lou,
Another year has gone by and this one is a significant one – 10 years and yet sometimes it seems like a week but other times a lifetime ago. I hope you are smiling down from heaven and I know you are keeping good company up there.
Your friend and former neighbor,
Hi Lou and his lovely family,hope you all are well.
Lou,as we approach the 11 year mark the pain never seems to go away.Losing so many friends on that tragic day I still think about all the good times we had together,the laughs,when you made me drink that double esspresso after one of our dinners and I was up all night watching the odd couple re-runs and we joked about it the next day.
You were a very special person and I will never forget you.
all the best ,
Rich Jallouk former sec lending rep Allen & co
Dear Sweet Lou, Another year has gone by but you are not and will never be forgotten. It was a clear, sunny day just like that day. I wish we could be neighbors again but maybe some day we will be. I can never forget you and never will. Love Rose Fortunato your former nieghbor and friend forever.
To Lou’s family and friends.
We must never forget our friends and family who were taken from us on that horrific day .
Lou i know you are looking down upon you beautiful family smiling and watching over them from now to eterinity.
Rest in Peace buddy and may god continue to bless your family.
Fiend and former sec lending rep @ Allen & co
Big Lou, Another year has gone by and we can’t forget you. That smiling face and kind words were all about you. I never saw you get angry in the time we were neighbors. I wish we had those days back again. You are not forgoten and I often remember you, Laurie and the girls. I hope we can be neighbors again some day.
Love your former neighbor and friend Rose Fortunato
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