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  Neil Robin Wright

Date of Birth: May 28, 1971
Position: Interest Rate Options Broker

Neil lived in Tilbury, a dock development, on the north bank of the river Thames, in Essex, some 20 miles from London. This was Neil’s hometown.

Throughout secondary school his aptitude for maths and a personality that was to ensure his success in life were so apparent. Head teacher had a soft spot for Neil often forgiving him for misdemeanours, having faith that he would succeed in life whatever.

The work experience at Barclays Bank was to be instrumental in shaping his future in the world of finance. At 16 Neil landed his first job in the City of London at Barclays Bank. He worked hard and played hard too! Evenings were often spent with friends drinking in one of the many bars (some things never changed). From Barclays, to MarshallÆs and then Cantor Fitzgerald, nothing would stop Neil going up the ladder.

A new life chapter was about to start when he crosses the ocean to the land of milk and honey and many other riches!

Married and settled down, he came to love his new life in America, building his career and family with his two boys, Daniel and Jack.

Set backs? Yes a few: A car crash that nearly ended his life, virtually penniless and a divorce. Neil endured all, bounce back and rebuilt his life. Neil was a determined survivor.

It seems so unfair, that he had strived so hard to better his life from the difficult environment of his hometown, to reach the heights of the business world in New York, only to be cut down in the blinking of an eye by unknown people from another culture.

Family and Friends                           


Samantha Cardoso, Sister
  • Neil lived in Tilbury, a dock development, on the north bank of the river Thames, in Essex, some 20 miles from London. This was Neil’s hometown.

    Throughout secondary school his aptitude for maths and a personality that was to ensure his success in life were so apparent. Head teacher had a soft spot for Neil often forgiving him for misdemeanours, having faith that he would succeed in life whatever.

    The work experience at Barclays Bank was to be instrumental in shaping his future in the world of finance. At 16 Neil landed his first job in the City of London at Barclays Bank. He worked hard and played hard too! Evenings were often spent with friends drinking in one of the many bars (some things never changed). From Barclays, to MarshallÆs and then Cantor Fitzgerald, nothing would stop Neil going up the ladder.

    A new life chapter was about to start when he crosses the ocean to the land of milk and honey and many other riches!

    Married and settled down, he came to love his new life in America, building his career and family with his two boys, Daniel and Jack.

    Set backs? Yes a few: A car crash that nearly ended his life, virtually penniless and a divorce. Neil endured all, bounce back and rebuilt his life. Neil was a determined survivor.

    It seems so unfair, that he had strived so hard to better his life from the difficult environment of his hometown, to reach the heights of the business world in New York, only to be cut down in the blinking of an eye by unknown people from another culture.

    Family and Friends

    Samantha Cardoso, Sister
  • Like Neil I’m a “foreigner” who transfered across from the London Office.

    There was a couple of us ex-pats who would all end up bumping into each other in the smoking room. Sharing a couple of Jokes about back home.

    Neil would entertain us with Stories about his Bikes and his sons. A genuinely nice bloke that I am very glad I got to know.

    Neil you’ll be missed

    Paul Fairbairn, Co Worker
  • Neil was my best friend. We had so many great times and had plans for so many more. The bachelor party in Vegas, go-cart racing (I know we would have ended up getting thrown out and paying damages, well… many plans…

    He live life at full speed. I miss his wit, humor, and devious laugh. We would usually hook up at least a couple of times a week. Sunday nights were always a given. Dinner at the Chalet, beverages, pool, and stories at the Landslide.

    My heart, hopes, and prayers are with Neil, his family, friends, co-workers, and everyone touched on 9/11. Live every day to it’s fullest. That’s what Neil would want us to do.

    Godspeed in your next adventure my friend. I’m in your rear view mirror and eventually, we’ll catch up.

    Steve Callas, Friend
  • When I think of Neil,one always sees his smiling grin. That was “Mr. Wright” a happy sociable guy . From the first time I met him he wore me down with his niceness,It couldn’t have been said better than this ” Neil Wright was always one step ahead in thinking about helping others, ensuring that his children,mother,family and friends were always well taken care of.I managed the Cantor -Amex Account for 4 years and I would have to say that everyone on the Interest Rate Options desk knew if there was ever a problem with any American Express Account ( A Direct Quote from John Bocchi call or find Deb – Somehow they even managed to find out my peronal home phone #…U will always be my Mr.Wright ..I miss you Wanker! God Bless !
    Deborah

    Deborah L Hotalen, American Express-Client Vendor- Friend
  • Neil was always a happy person, polite and loved his sons very much. He used to call up on our desk to scream (you wanker) over the reciever and people would laugh all the time. But Neil worked very hard at what he did. I sat in the next room but would always see him from across the room and he would wave to me and say top of the morning to you. He had his bad times and some good times. My prayers are with all of his family and friends. And may god have him in his hand. I will always have you in my heart and prayers. RIP. Until we meet again.

    with much love
    Alicia LeGuillow – co-worker

    Alicia LeGuillow, coworker
  • I remember when meeting and working with Neil for the first time at Barclays Bank (Securities at 168 Fenchurch St)many years ago, he was a character then, knew everyone, and everyone knew him. One of life’s brightest sparks.
    Many years on and only recently hearing of his passing, the world is a little dimmer without him.
    My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

    Andy Bruckner, Old colleague/friend
  • I remember the day this photo was taken.

    The photographer had given you instructions to bring navy sweaters. The night before, in addition to chosing these outfits instead, you started your Christmas shopping for the boys. You cherished your time with the boys and you were a real life Peter Pan.

    The next morning you called me while eating with the boys at McDonalds. Happy meals had been forbidden for many months, but you were so happy with how well they behaved with the photographer that you made an exception for them as a reward.

    Our lives are enriched for having experienced your presence for the brief time you were with us. You are missed. You are remembered.

    Anonymous, Anonymous
  • Well my friend, 5 years gone. 2749 souls not forgotten.

    The “gang” will be toasting you tonight.

    Be well in His embrace….

    Steve Callas, Friend
  • Your 36th birthday is tomorrow. I remember that you told me you were going to retire when you turned 36. I asked you what you were going to do when you retired, and you told me “absolutely nothing”. Then you told me that you wanted to go to every soccer practice and game that Daniel and Jack had. You wanted to be a “soccer dad”. I also remember how much you liked Dunkin Donuts coffee and you said that you wanted to buy a franchise when you retired. You as the owner of a Dunkin Donuts would have been quite a sight to see. I can see you doing it.

    Happy Birthday Neil, I remember your spirit and I remember your dreams. I remember that you were my biggest cheerleader and I can still hear you cheering me on as I continue my path.

    Anonymous, Anonymous
  • Neil. I knew you when we were 16 for about 10 years, then we lost touch when you went to the U.S. I think about you a lot, and place flowers on your grave in Chadwell, Essex. You were always so full of life, a joy to be around. Rest in peace darling. x

    Anon., friend
  • We all still think of you neil,rest in peace hun although we know you well enough to know its party time in heaven. Love until we all meet again x

    sue, the crazeeee neighbour
  • Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

    We will always remember.

    Dawn, Stranger
  • Neil even though I was very young when I last see you I will not forget how kind you where. Like the time i was going on my first holiday to Malta And you let me have your game boy to play whilst we where out there.
    Rest in peace neil xx

    Amie Cheeseman, Friend
  • Neil, Thinking of you on your 40th Birthday today xxxxxx RIP darling xxxxx

    Denise & Tony Cheeseman, friend
  • Dearest Neil as the 10 mark approaches I just wanted to say your memory lives on not only with myself and the family but everybody whose lives you came into. You was a strong and influential character and the world has a hugh gap in it without you. my thoughts are with your family as always, Mitzi, Sam, Rui, and all the boys stay safe we miss you love always

    sue and family

    sue, friend
  • What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

    Clifford, Freind
  • 10 years down, an eternity to go…

    Don’t know if you’ve seen it but… I think you could have been “The Most Interesting Man in the World” in the “Dos Equis” commercial, well O.K., maybe a “Kettle One” commercial.

    Miss you more than ever wanker…

    Steve Callas, Friend Forever
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