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Date of Birth: December 15, 1966
Position: Senior Regulatory Accountant
Claudia was born on the island of St. Croix US Virgin Islands. In 1984, she migrated to New York where she completed her education in Accounting. She held several Accounting positions at various companies such as KOMG Peat Marwick, American Express, Citicorp Securities, Inc. Lazara Freres & Company, LLC. and most recently Cantor Fitzgerald, where she worked for three months only. Claudia was very excited to join the Cantor family and eager to share her knowledge and expertise. Claudia and I met in the summer of 1989; we fell in love and were married in August 1994. Our union was blessed with two beautiful children, Kadijah, 6, and Kyle, 3. Claudia was a devoted mother and loving wife. Her passion was being a ‘Mother’. Kyle and Kadijah were her pride and joy. Claudia really enjoyed spending time with her family, reading bedtime stories to the kids, assisting with homework assignments, having fun in the park. The cornerstone of her life was the Christian Faith. I would forever miss the Saturday mornings where she would rush to take the kids to Church. One week prior to the tragic events of September 11th we spent Labor Day weekend jumping to the music with her sister Kirlin. Words will never express the hurt and pain that I am feeling. On September 11th, I lost my wife, my best friend and my companion. Claudia gave me her heart, and I will carry it forever. We miss her very much and I know that she will continue to give me the strength to carry on, until we meet again.
Dear Bernell,Kyle and Kadijah,
My husband Mark worked with Claudia in the same office. He always had wonderful things to say about her. He enjoyed working with her. He also, had just been at Cantor for a short time, five months. I just want to express my deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. I know that Mark must have spent his last moments with her and I am glad he was with someone Christian. May God bless you and your family.
Sincerely, Carolina Broderick
No more tomorrows, only yesterday
that I saw you last wishing you would stay
another day to laugh, to love, to work, or play;
May God be with you forevermore
for your strengh like an eagle will forever soar!
We love you mom!
Your loving children – Kadijah and Kyle
TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVED ME
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me tears
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love – You can only guess
how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown;
Nevertheless, now, it is time I travel alone.
So, grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grieve be comforted by trust,
It’s only for a while we must part
So bless the memories in your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart you’ll hear,
All the love around you soft and clear,
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
Bernell Sutton, Husband of Claudia Sutton
Dear Bernell, Kadijah and Kyle:
Hope this poem will make your grief a little easier to bear.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me;
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembering joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hear and share with me.
God wanted me now–He set me free.
Claudia, we will always remember you!
The Sutton Family
It has almost been a year now and I still don’t know how to say goodbye. I miss you. I wish I had more time with you. Love, Kirlyn
Glad that you came into my life 28 years ago. I have so many fond memories of you that no one can take away from me. You were an awesome person and you will be MISSED forever. May God watch over Bernell, Kadijah and Kyle. My prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.
Love always, Janice
Dear Bernell, Kadijah, and Kyle,
There are no words that can begin to express how deeply sorry I am that Claudia was abruptly taken from all our lives ESPECIALLY YOU ALL. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. You all were everything she dreamed of having in her life and I am glad that her dream came through.
I will continue to pray to God and ask Him to bless you and family. And also will ask Him to give you strength to make it through the rest of the days to come.
Love you all…Janice
All I can say right now, still, is that you remain in my thoughts always. Karena
I just wanted to let you know that I think you are doing a great job with Kyle and Kadijah. Thank you for keeping and touch. Claudia knew what she was doing when she picked you. I love you and I will keep praying for you. Love, Kirlyn
I will always remember your laugh and smile.
I will always remember your sense of pride in your husband and children.
I will always remember your drive and determination.
I will always remember You!!!
I did not know anyone who was lost that terrible day and felt at a loss as to what I could do to help someone,anyone,do anything as I live in another country. Claudia looks and sounds like such a beatiful woman with a lovely smile. There are no words but please know that I and many people in Australia think of those lost ones often and our prayers and thoughts are with you and Claudia’s children and family. Take care.
Dear Bernell, Kyle and Kadijah. Remember that I love you all dearly and will continue to keep you all in my prayers. To Uncle Norris and Auntie Ophelia , keep the faith and remember the Lord does not give us more than we can bear. To Claudia’s sisters (Dahlia, Karena and Kirlyn) someday you will see your beloved sister who was taken away from all of us so prematurely.I love you all.
Bernell, Kadijah and Kyle Sutton
It seemed like only yesterday that we lost our beloved Claudia. Claudia was the sunshine of our family, she never stopped smiling. She was always ready to humor you. Although she was taken away from us so untimely and we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, her pressence will always be felt. Bernell, time heals all wounds, however, it might seem as if all the time the world may have to offer may never be sufficient. I know my pain, and I can only imagine yours. Kadijah and Kyle are blessed and honored to have a dad like you. Claudia made a great choice. Love you
Dear Claudia, You were my cousin but I loved your more like a sister. You were so easy to talk to and an inspiration to all. Thank you for being the person you were. You will continue to remain in my heart. Your memory will live on through Bernell, Kyle,and Kadijah. I loved you dearly and miss you so much. Love Sandra
Claudia …. I knew you were someone special just by the way my uncle Bernell spoke about you. You wwere such a wonderful wife and mother. Loving, caring, considerate, generous were few of your many unique qualities. I will always remember your laughter. It’s so unfortunate that you aren’t around to see my little Junie grow. One thing’s for sure though, the person who said “Good things don’t last forever” lied because you will forever linger not only in my heart, but also in the heart of the people who’s lives you touched in so many different ways. Love and miss you, always!
Dear Claudia, You were a cousin to me, but to me you felt more like a sister. You were so easy to talk to and an inspiration to all. Thank you for being the person you were. You will continue to remain in my heart. I loved you dearly. Love Sandra
Dear Bernell, Kadijah and Kyle,
You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Claudia was an amazing person,and although she is gone for now, those of us who knew her will never forget the sound of her laughter and her beautiful smile. She touched all of our lives in many different ways. I will always remember her lovely voice as she sang at my wedding in 1987. I can only imagine the pain you feel, and I share your pain. May God continue to bless you all.
Ingrid Daniel Farrell-Friend
Claudia, you were my sister’s best friend and that is how I got to know you. I can only repeat what everyone else has already said which is you were an amazing person to know and that I too will always remember your laugh. To Bernel and the kids, my heart and prayers go out to you all. May God continue to be your source of comfort in the future. Take care.
I miss you! It’s been three years, but I can’t seem to let go. I woke up this morning and my mind is fixed on you, Bernell, Kadijah & Kyle. You were just the greatest and I miss you dearly.
I’ll always remember & love you!
It’s hard to believe that it has been six years. I think about you all the time and it still hurts when I do. I will never forget that beautiful smile and laughter. Bernell, Kadijah, and Kyle, may God continue to bless you and take care of you. I know that Claudia is smiling down on us all.
Your Friend – Ingrid
Today marks the 8th yr anniversary since you was taken away. You are still being missed…
It has been nine years since all of our lives were forever changed. Your beautiful smile and laughter remains with me, and you will be forever missed. Bernell, Kadijah, and Kyle, may GOD continue to bless you.
I know i was only 7 months old when this happend, but Ms.Claudia I know was a great person and I know she meant alot to my family because her and my Mom were friends. I dont think she deserved to die that young but I dont think annyone deserved to die..But she will stay in my prayers and my families prayers…may GOD bless Mr.Bernell,Dijah,and Kyle.
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