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  Marianne Simone

Date of Birth: March 4, 1939
Position: Communications Specialist

Marianne was a mother of three, Teresa, Lisa, and Stephen, and grandmother to Bradley, Krystal, Christopher, Alexis, Nicole, and Michael. She was proud of herself. She was beautiful. She was so concerned about her family, so loving, so fun loving. She was scheduled to move into a beautiful new condo on a country club and retire near her family and friends. Any day spent with her was like an adventure. She reminded us of “I Love Lucy.” She always had a funny story or was in the middle of some hilarious situation. Ex coworkers at Cantor have told us that if they could write a book about their experiences at Cantor, a whole chapter would be dedicated to Marianne! They looked forward to work just to see her antics. Her family looked forward to every weekend and holidays with her. She was the life of the party and the soul of our family. She was our mom and our friend and we miss her so much that our hearts just ache. We love you Marianne, Mommy, Grandma Meena!!

Teresa Hargrave, Daughter
  • Marianne, I miss you and I think of you everyday. I miss drinks with the girls and how crazy you were. I will never forget the bachelorette party with you, and SBQR’s when we looked over and all we saw were your legs in the air. And running down the street in Little Italy to catch the cab.
    You were a classy lady, always at the height of fashion. I remember your mink coat and matching hat, and how I always tried them on. You never minded, you were just that kind of lady. I hope you are up there with Beverly, Joe and Kenny. Donna and I miss you so much, we talk about you guys all the time…I hope you have found each other and are looking down at your family and friends smiling. I love you and will be seeing you again someday.

    Kate, Co-Worker and friend
  • I’ve seen so many beautiful pictures of Marianne the last couple of months, but I wish I had one more chance to be in her company. All of my fond Cantor memories are because of Marianne, always making us laugh and never taking herself to seriously. She talked about her children and grandchildren all the time, and was so proud. My heart goes out to them. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who misses Marianne.

    Jean Ruggiero, Friend & ex-coworker
  • I can not begin to express my sadness. I ache to hear her voice ,hold her hand, to touch her. She was my best friend. The person I shared everything with. I am lost without her. I can’t understand what has happened and never will. She loved us with all of her heart, as we did her. I do not know how to live without her in my life.There is not a minute that passes that I do not miss her. I pray for strength. I just need
    some sign to tell me she is at peace.

    lisa cardinali, daughter
  • Not one single day goes by without me thinking of you and how cheated I feel. Cheated that I didn’t get the opportunity to see you grow old and to take care of you like you did me. You raised me all by yourself from a teenager to man. You loved me no matter what I did or said. I am so grateful that you and I were able to develop such a close bond the past few years. You had become such a great friend. I remember one the last times I was with you. Just you and me sitting in the kitchen. You made me lunch and we just chatted. Just talking about life and your future. A future that has be stolen from me. I am so sorry that I wasn’t there to protect you that day mom. I would have died for you. Truth is I die every day now. I Miss you mom.

    Stephen, Son
  • Another day passes, another day without you. The phone doesn’t ring. I do not hear your voice. I try to remember the sound, I try to remember every inch of your beautiful face. I stare at pictures, I want to etch it into my mind. You loved us unconditionally. You loved us with your heart and soul.
    What happened that day? Were you scared? Did you realize that the end of your life was near? Did you hurt?
    Mommy, I love you. I didn’t say it enough. I know that you knew I loved you but did you realize how much? You taught me so much. You taught me how to be a woman, a mother, a good person, but you never taught me how to live without you. I don’t want to know.

    Lisa, Daughter
  • i bnever knew the true meaning of a broken heart until the day i found out that you were gone.You raised threee children which are now my mom,aunt,and uncle.I remember watching saturday night live and staying up later than i needed to .You were so funny,beautiful,and loveable.It was so fun making fun of comercials,laughing together ,going shoppping ,and of course the best thing:to go play games at aunt Lu’s house .Every time being with you was fun . The only person i would dance with at parties was YOU.I miss hearing your voice or your silly jokes .I cant even express the pain our family and i are going through . I LOVE YOU MEENA,
    love krystal {forever will you be missed}

    krystal, grandaughter
  • I had been estranged from my friend Teresa and therefore her wonderful mom for many years and I can’t say how much I regret that. Marianne was a beautiful, vibrant woman who I admired very much. I have very fond memories of such a warm person who always made me feel welcome in her house — from the time I was a young girl to the time I myself became a woman. Since I found out about this tragedy, not a day has passed without me thinking of her. I am sure her light is shining in heaven as it did here on earth. I have already expressed my sympathy to Teresa, but I also want Lisa and Stephen to know how deeply sorry I am for their loss and I keep you all in my prayers.

    Grace, Teresa's friend
  • Marianne, my sister, my confidant, my friend, I miss you so very much. Even though we didn’t see each other very often, we spoke on the phone, and oh! how I miss those daily e-mails. You were my connection to the family and to your friends. When it came to family events, we always attended them together. How can I do them now without you? I remember the great times we had as children, playing in the backyard, going to the movies, and spending all our summers at “The Bungalow”. I cannot believe that you are gone from this world, gone to be with Mom, Dad & God. You will always be in my heart. I am so happy that we spent a week together in August. I treasure the times you spent with me in my home, and the times I spent in yours in “Gini’s Room”

    Virginia, Sister
  • I left Cantor 5 years ago after working there for 15 years. I remember the day Marianne first started at Cantor as a receptionist. She was a homemaker returning to the work force. We used to sit right next to each other. She always had a funny story to tell and a way to make people laugh. Teresa, Lisa and Stephen you have my deepest sympathy.

    Patti Tagliaferro, Former Co-Worker
  • Mar,this nightmare can’t be true.You couldn’t have vanished out of our lives in an instant.This is so unfair!I spoke to you Monday morning from work and you were looking forward to Saturday for a picnic and crabbing.You were always there for me.You shared in all my happy times & my not so happy times. I depended on you for advice about everything in my life.You were always the concerned sister, whether it be my health or my happiness.I don’t want to celebrate Thanksgiving & escpecially Christmas without you.You were with my family for years for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.I wouldn’t know where to start the Christmas Eve dinner. You always took charge of the preparations.I’ll miss you always.Forever in my heart,Your Baby sister Lu

    Lucille Bleimann, Sister
  • I come to this website almost daily, Mom. I don’t know why, but I do. I guess I just wanted to see if others feel like I do. I am so utterly devastated by this, Mom, I find it hard to breathe sometimes. I cry for myself and for your daughters who are hurt so much by this. I cry because I will never again get the opportunity to tell you I love you. I open my eyes every morning and for just a split second I think that this is all just a nightmare. But then reality punches me in the face and the heaviness sets back in to my heart. Please come to me, Mom, and ease this pain in my heart. Let me know that you are OK and that I will see you again someday.

    Stephen, Son
  • Mair, I shake my head in disbelief – I still can’t believe your gone. It’s just not fair! You were looking forward to moving close to your children in New Jersey. I was looking forward to you joining our bowling league. I will always remember our card game. I don’t think John and I ever laughed so hard. We always had a great time together, the laughs. Mair, I will miss you always. Love you, Cousin Mary Jane

    Mary Jane Esposito, Cousin
  • I called you on that dreadfull day hoping for you to pick up the phone and I would know you were ok. You never picked up and I still can’t believe you’re not on this earth anymore. But, one thing I do know, you came to earth to be many people’s angel. You were my angel and you still are. I talk to you all the time and I do hear you answer me, but Marianne, I can’t tell anybody this. They’d think I was crazy. Only you would understand that part of me. We got close just a few months before God felt he needed you in Heaven more then we needed you on earth. And I thank God that I had the honor to know an angel like you. You taught me serenity, and how to have peace in my heart no matter how I hurt. I wish I can touch your family this way, the way you touched me, but only you had that gift. All I can do is keep praying that they keep strong and be there for each other just like you would have wanted them to do. For all you taught them will live on forever. God can’t take that away. His angel did a great job. See ya soon- Silly Lillie

    Lillian Maratea, Friend
  • I can still remember the day I met Marianne. I had just started at Cantor and did not know anyone and she came right up to me, introduced herself and immediately made me feel welcome. That was the kind of person she was, she always had a smile for you and always made you feel welcome. I had the absolute pleasure of being her tenant for 5 years and during that time we became great friends. She was always concerned about what was going on in my life and I truly felt like I had a guardian angel looking out for me. She was a truly great person and there are not enough words to describe how much I loved her or how much I will miss her. I feel blessed to have known her. I look at her picture every night before I got to bed and just find it so difficult to believe that I will never see her again. Lisa, Teresa and Stephen, my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace are with you and your family, always.

    Karin Nee, Friend and former Cantor employee
  • To Marianne’s children: I just wanted you to know how sorry my family is for your great loss. Many people had relatives lost that terrible day. Your mom, as distant as she may be, was mine. (My Grandmother’s brother’s daughter) My Grandma Lily told me your mom was among the missing. So, being a NYC Fireman, on my very next trip to Ground Zero, I felt the need to stand there and say a special prayer, and a vision popped in my head of her up there with her mom and dad. Him with his white tank top on and her with her house coat on.

    Thomas Carrera, Second Cousin
  • To Marianne’s family,

    I don’t know you and I didn’t know Marianne, but this tribute has made me cry for your loss. She was most obviously an extraordinary woman. I was also affected by a loss at Cantor, which is why I am reading here. I just wanted to let your family know that I will say an extra prayer for you all, so that you can find some peace. I am certain someone like Marianne went right to the front of the line at the gateway to heaven.

    God Bless.

    Jennifer, A Stranger
  • During the years that I worked at Cantor, I learned a lot from you. You gave me friendship, advice and an easy way at looking at life. I will always remember, that you were my companion during the February 26 incident –going 86 floors it was quiet a time! You kept your style, your dignity. Marianne, you were a very special person to work with. Kay, Donna, Leena, Gary Lee, Steve, Anthony, Howard and the entire team were always happy when you were in the office. Thanks for being such a special person!

    Hugo Torres, Co-worker and friend
  • Marianne,

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you…your laugh, your smile, your craziness that kept us going. I miss you terribly, but I take comfort in the fact that you are up there watching over your family and friends. The memories I have extend way past our Cantor Communications years, in fact your love, support, and understanding made a tremendous difference in my life these last few years. You helped me to laugh (even at myself) again. I promised to send your daughters all your recipes, it seems I have so many of yours, Thank you. I am so sorry I erased your message on Sept 10th, but no one can erase the memories I have of my friend…..Your Light and Spirit live on in the lives of those who loved you.

    I Love You and Miss You,

    Your Friend Always……….Denise

    Denise Sciametta, friend/former co-worker
  • To Marianne’s Children & Grandchildren:

    I wish I had the magical words to help relieve the enormous pain in your hearts. Our family is saddened and shocked that such a beautiful person both inside and out has been taken so tragically.

    When I lived in Staten Island, I looked forward to seeing Marianne on the Staten Island ferry or train going home at nite. So full of life, with always a smile and a funny story to tell. She was truly a special person.

    I picture her now around a big table with her mom and dad and my parents complimenting my mom on her meatballs. Peace to you in heaven, Marianne.

    Cousin Joe, First Cousin
  • To our beautiful niece whom we miss so much.
    We miss the beautiful cards that you would send to us on all occasions. We would call you up and ask where you always found such beautiful cards and you would tell us that they were fitted for us.We miss you so very much and talk about you every day. The conversation always seems to come back to you. You know what you meant to us. You were very dear to us. We offer this prayer to you.

    We now hold you close within our hearts
    and there you shall remain.
    To walk with us throughout our lives
    until we meet again.
    So rest in peace Dear loved one and
    thanks for all you’ve done.
    We pray that God has given you the
    crown you’ve truly won.

    Love You Forever,
    Aunt Lilly, Aunt Connie, and Aunt Lucy

    Lilly, Lucy, and Connie, Aunts
  • Mar, I think about you every single day, we got to know each other better since I’ve been living in Staten Island. You became so close with my Mom (Aunt Connie) My prayers and thoughts are always with you, and especially your beautiful children, Teresa, Lisa and Stephen. I’ll never forget your beautiful face.

    Till we meet again. Love you always,
    Cousin Mary (first cousin)

    Mary, Cousin
  • Dear Aunt Marianne,

    I never knew how much I loved you until you left us. I think of you constantly. You came to me in my dreams and all I remember is your big bright smile. Everytime I hear a Christmas carol I can’t help but think of the many years you spent at my house. Sometimes at work I can’t help but getting very upset when I hear the Xmas songs you and my mother always used to listen to. I always looked very forward to your presence not only on Christmas but everytime we got together. I can remember one summer that you came to our house and stayed for the good part of the week, I couldn’t wait until you arrived. I know that me and you had it out a couple of times, but it was just because you cared so much and I love you for that. When you left, I really didn’t know or realize that you were gone. Even now I don’t understand. But everyday I learn more and more about your absence. I am sorry if I was insensitive in anyway towards anyone that was close to you, I just didn’t understand as much as I do today as I will understand more tomorrow and ultimately when I lose someone as close to me as you were with your kids. When I think of you all I think about is how you made everyone laugh and I love you so much for that. This Christmas isn’t going to be easy for any of us. I miss you! Your absence has put many things into perspective for me. (continued)

    Marc, Nephew
  • I will try to enjoy this Christmas not because you won’t be there but because you are not. As hard as it sounds I will try. Because I know that you wouldn’t want it any other way. Be proud of your sister, my Mother as she is staying very strong. I’ll never forget the sound of my Mothers cry when I called her that morning…and I never thought for one second on that day that my Mother would be so strong. It’s because she knows you are in the hands of something bigger than life. You are in the hands of God now…and I’ll see you when I get there. I LOVE YOU, MISS YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!!! Your nephew, Marc

    Marc, Nephew
  • Merry Christmas, Marianne. I remember you yelled out “Merry Christmas, Daddy” when you walked into Daddy’s wake on Christmas Day. Now you are with Mommy and Daddy for Christmas. For as long as I remember, you & I would stay up on Christmas Eve or Night talking for hours while listening to music or watching the Mass from Rome. Tonight I will not have you here with me to have our long talks. I’ve tried for 3 months not to show my pain to your family and mine. But now I can’t hide it any longer. You are on my mind & in my heart all my waking hours. I still want to wake up from this nightmare. I love you & miss you so very much. There is a void in my life that will never be filled. Merry Christmas, Mar.

    Lucille Bleimann, Sister
  • Meena,
    I miss you. I am trying to console my mom, but sometimes it just does not help. I miss you and every day it feels like there is a part of my heart missing. I will miss you this Christmas, because there will not be as much laughter as much as when you were here. I hope you have your first Christmas in Heaven with Jesus and of course, your parents. I miss the Saturdays with you because now they are boring. Meena, I love you. I wish I could have been with you more or showered you with love more, but now I can’t. I regret every time that I wasn’t with you. It will also be hard for me to have fun on New Year’s because I remember last year {turning 2001} and I called you to say “Happy New Year’s” because of the fact that you were alone that night. Well, Merry Christmas! I will see you again one day .
    Love always,

    Krystal, Granddaughter
  • Marianne was a good sport! I had the pleasure of sitting next to Marianne for nearly a year, during which barely a day passed when she didn’t interact in one of my pranks or jokes. Not that she was a willing participant! Sometimes I would glue her telephone handset down to the phone, or put her hat and coat on and parade around the office, or lower her chair so that when she sat she went down hard, one time I even switched all of her drawers with empty ones, so that the next day she walked in and nothing was there! She took every one of them with a smile and sometimes even laughed along. I honestly believe that I made her day on more than one occasion. Sometimes, we would just talk about our familes or circumstances at work. I admired the fact that she would always have something to do with her friends or family. Marianne was a classy lady, I will miss seeing her and doing stuff to her and I know if she were reading this, she would be remembering some of the the stories from the 101st floor and that she would have a smile on her face as I do while writing. I honestly miss you Marianne…..

    Michael Naccari, Co-worker
  • Mom, I miss you. I miss you more and more each day. My heart hurts. I love you so much. Why did you have to leave us? It was not your time. I have so many things I need to say to you. I’ll
    never get a chance. Mom, I love you so much. I wish I could be half the person you were. I hope God realizes what He has in you.

    Lisa, Daughter
  • Marianne, I cannot believe you are gone. I can still hear your laughter. I can still hear you telling me that it was time that we started to make changes in our lives. I am so grateful that we spoke to one another just before Labor Day. September 11th was the day that we were going to call one another and set a date to get together. I regret that we did not get to see each other more often. But I’m so happy that at least we spoke and emailed each other. I think about you everyday. Sometimes I cry and sometimes I laugh, because I think about all the funny things we did when we were younger. My heart breaks when I think about Teresa, Lisa and Stephen. I pray for them everyday. I’m sure that you and Dom are playing some kind of a trick on someone up in heaven. You and he always loved to get into some kind of trouble. Please know that you will be in my heart forever. Your children and grandchildren will be in my prayers every day of my life. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and your beautiful smile. I love you.


    Anne Caria, Friend
  • Marianne-
    Of all the people I worked with at Cantor, we knew each other the longest. I can remember the laughes we had, the differences of opinon, but through it all, we had a great relationship. I still remember hugging you after the 1993 bombing and telling you everthing was going to be ok. I wish I could have done it again. I will remember you in my prayers always.

    Marty Hogan, tel. tech at Cantor
  • It has been 4 months today that those bastards stole you from me Mom. I do not think this pain in my heart will ever go away. For anyone to be taken from this earth in such a manner would be terrible, but for this to happen to a woman like you is utterly inconceivable. There is not a day that passes that I don’t wish it was me in that building and not you. I hope you were with us the day of your memorial and saw how many lives you have touched. It is such a shame that the goodness in people isn’t recognized until they are gone. Mom, I will do everything in my power to make you proud of me. Every goal or accomplishment I achieve in my lifetime will be inspired by you. When we eventually meet again in Heaven I want your face to be the first thing I see.

    I love you,

    Stephen Simone, Son
  • hi meena, this is krystal. i miss you so much and i wish that you could hear the poems and songs i write for you or about you. You most likely do hear them, I just don’t know it. I wanted to notify you that I make songs for so that you could realize how much you really did mean to me. Even though I make them for you, i also make them for myself, so that I know, You know i love you. I just wish this wouldn’t have happened. I have sort of realized that i am just not as fun loving as i used to be, but then again who can be (at least with out you we can’t be.} And the weekends are boring so i have to amuse myself by going places with my friends. But that’s besides the point, i really just want you to know i love you, and not to mention i hope you hear my prayers at night, because i’m sure we’ll all going to need it. And I am soooo sorry that you can’t be here for Michael’s 1st birthday (because he is on your birthday). I wish he could have knew you better, but unfortunatly that will not happen. Well, i have to get going, but I love you so much, and will see you again one day.
    love always,
    your grandaughter, Krystal

    krystal, grandaughter
  • Marianne: I can’t believe that this awful event has taken you. I can remember our trips on the bus and the laughs we had. When I’m on the bus I seem to still look for you thinking you will be getting on and commence our ride to Staten Island with a joke or looking at the weird people who are getting on.. I know you were excited about moving to Jersey and trying to convince me to take a look at the condos there. You are missed very much and my heart goes out to your children who you loved so much. I know how it feels to lose your best friend, Your MOM, since I just lost mine. Maybe you guys will meet and look after us here.
    Your Bus Friend, Marie

    Marie Fuerst, Friend
  • When I left Cantor several months before September 11, Marianne pulled me aside and gave me a card with the most beautiful heart-felt words in it about living life to the fullest. That was Marianne! Whenever we went out, no matter what day of the year, someone would tell the waitor it was Marianne’s birthday! She loved the attention and her love of life was contageous.

    Marianne was truly a classy lady and she reminded me of Lucielle Ball. She was such a good sport and got herself into so many humerous situations, it sometimes felt like we were all part of an “I Love Lucy” episode!

    I remember one beautiful evening we all spent at Tavern on the Green to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication she and others put into recovering from the ’93 World Trade Center bombing.

    How I wish we could all get together now and that the horrors of September 11 had never happened.

    My prayers go out to her family – I know that if anyone can find a way to communicate her love to you it would be her; listen carefully.


    Michele MacLeod, Friend and former co-worker
  • It’s 6 months to the day that you were taken from us mom. We all miss you so much and all wish we had one more opportunity to tell you how much you meant to each and every one of us. The images and sights from that day came back to me on Sunday, as vivid as if it were yesterday. My eyes still burn from all the tears I have shed. I pray that you are looking down on us and you can see how much you meant to everyone. Now that six months have past people are moving on with their lives. But we as your children can never move on. Most of those that are left behind will start new families in the years to come. But we will never ever get another mother. I will fight with all that is in me to give you the respect that you deserve. You may not have worn a uniform that day, but YOU were the single most important person who perished that day. Six months ago heaven received a gift at our expense. Six months ago we lost a mother, a matriarch, a mentor and most of all, a FRIEND. Well my friend, I will never forget you and your spirit will forever live inside me each and everyday. I love you mom.

    Stephen Simone, Son
  • I am still waiting for the phone to ring to hear that you are okay. I still do not believe and will not believe this happened to you. Where are you Aunt Marianne, where are you? Why can’t you just come home?!

    I cannot express my pain, my sorrow, my love for you Aunt Marianne, but it will burn in my heart and soul for eternity.

    I missed you so much on Christmas as I do everyday and as I will on the days to come. I love you Aunt Marianne, I am so sorry I did not say it enough.

    I admire your strength, courage, your drive and ability to find your inner peace and your inner beauty as you spread your happiness throughout the family. I admire my cousins for all of their strength and their courage. They are all held so closely in my heart and love them all so dearly.

    I will never be sure when this nightmare will end, but what I hope, wish and dream-is that you will be there to greet me when it does. It will be then that I will know you are okay.

    I am so sorry Aunt Marianne, I am so sorry this happened to you.

    I love you & will miss you always & forever,
    Staci xoxoxox

    Staci, your niece
  • Meena ,
    I can’t express my pain…I know if people are reading this now they are propobly like…WHAT PAIN ..WELL I hide all my emotions inside…….Meena, I think of u 24/7…I love you. 11 years with you isn’t enough……I had a wish a long time ago. My wish was that everyone in our family would still be alive to see my wedding…and other stuff like that…But my wish didn’t come true…u can’t even make it to my confirmation……everyone of us love u {grandchildren) Alexis misses u……I personally think I need u …Bradley misses u…….the kids…and Christopher…Christopher is like me…he may not show it, but he truly does…take it from his cousin…who he actually talks to about you. I Love You so much I want to be just like u…..beautiful, intellagent, funny, a good mother, and most of all a GREAT grandmother. I love u Meena…..I will never forget u…and you will always be missed….
    Love always ,

    Kystal, Grandaughter
  • Dear Aunt Marianne,

    The light just isn’t that bright anymore-
    I would have never thought in my entire life that your presence was as significant as it really was.

    At points it feel like there’s a blade in my chest-
    My heart bleeds for everyone in our family.

    What was sweet before, just isn’t as sweet anymore
    The light is dimmer, the days are longer, the harder I dig to find some normalcy and peace of mind with what has happened, the more destructive and disturbing it gets. This is life as you did not know it. Upset, yes…enraged, even more. I feel a great sense of ferociousness when I think of the fact that they killed my harmless Aunt in the name of their faith. And there is nothing to unleash it. No one to take it out on. There is just no escape from this outlandish nightmare to say the least.

    I feel this way now, Aunt Marianne-and you know what there is whole lot of energy involved with this situation. It’s like a rollercoaster. The significance in taking nothing for granted sweeps through my soul at times. Thank you for everything. I love you.

    Marc, Nephew
  • Stephen,

    I have been moved to tears reading yours and yours families tributes to an obviously extremely loved woman.

    I don’t know your family, I don’t know anyone who perished on that terrible day last September, but my heart goes out to everyone. Something inside me died that day as I sat in our Conference Rm here in London watching those terrible events unfold across the Atlantic.

    September 11 will never ever be forgotten, and neither will those who lost their lives.

    My thoughts and best wishes go to you and your family.

    Love Anna

    Anna - London, Fellow Human Being
  • Mom,
    I love you and miss you more than I could ever put into words. There is not a minute that passes that I do not think of you. I will never be the same. My kids will never know you. They will never know the person who made me. They will never know the joy you would have given them.
    You don’t have a chance to retire from those many years of work, You will never celebrate another birthday, you will never walk on the face of this earth, you never will see day light again
    you will never laugh again. Neither will I without feeling guilty. How could I laugh when you can’t? I shoudn’t .Mom I pray to you every night. Do you hear me tell You I love you

    I love you, You were always there for me. You helped me through everything. It’s so hard to face things alone now. I need you, I need you. May God give me strength.

    Lisa, Daughter
  • Dear mom, i do not know why i write to you on this site. I just have no where else to go, I just miss you so much. I am so sad without you. I have no one to talk to any more. You always listened . You always cared. I feel so alone. I try to beleive I feel you with me – that is what keeps me going. I was robbed of you and I know we would have had a wonderful future. Did I tell you how much I love you? I am so sorry for our fights. I feel so guilty for not being with you whenever I had the opportunity. I wish I could turn back time and spend every minute with you. Mommy I love you.You were robbed of your future. Did you have a good life? I know it was not always easy. You taught me so much. I miss you more than you could ever imagine. I feel so empty inside. I am just a shell. I fill my days with things to do, but I am not happy. I pray that your spirit lives on somewhere. Thankyou for giving me life. I am so sorry i didnt tell you to quit that job. We should have figured that they would come back there. We have not found any parts of you. My beautiful mother just burned to ashes.

    lisa, daughter
  • Lisa,

    we don’t know each other, nor did I knew your mom. I just want to tell you anyway that I read your lines above I can probably never forget. There speaks so much love and pain at the same time out of your words.
    Be proud of yourself – although I do not know you personally I think you definitely should be.
    We here in Germany feel deeply with you.
    You are NOT alone.

    September 11, 2002

    Chris, From Heidelberg, Germany
  • I did not know Marianne, nor any members of her family. I worked at Cantor years ago, which is why I visited this site. My heart is broken even more than I thought possible reading the words of pain and heartache from her children and family. There are no words to comfort them, except to say that she will always be watching over them from Heaven.
    People will not forget that horrible day and the losses so many have suffered… I know I never will. God Bless Marianne and her family.

    Janine, none
  • Mom,
    I can’t believe that is has been one year already. It seems like yesterday that I watched in horror, the carnage unfolding from my office window. As your building fell I dropped to my knees and wept uncontrollably in front of all my co-workers. My screams echoed throughout the hallways. I knew you were gone. Nobody could tell me different. For at that moment I literally felt a part of my soul being severed. That eternal bond between a mother and son had been ripped from my very being. I will never ever be the same. I am so sorry this happened to you and I am so sorry I wasn’t there to protect you that day.
    There are so many things that I did not get to say to you. I want to thank you Mom, for your enduring love and support. I want to thank you for all the sacrifices you made to make me the man I am today. I want to thank you for loving me when I didn’t deserve to be loved. I want to thank you for being a more than just a mother. You were so much more. You were a great friend to all that knew you. When my day comes and we meet again, I want your beautiful face to be the first thing I see, as I long to hear you utter the words “Welcome Home”. I LOVE YOU MOM


    Stephen, Son
  • I am so saddened by your loss. I did not know your mom, but realize by reading all these tributes that she was a spectacular lady. I know she should be very proud of her family. The expressions of love are evident.
    I lost my cousin that day and my heart hurts too. I know it could never compare to losing a mother, sister, friend- but I know what you mean about “not a day going by and not thinking about that terrible day”. I still wake up crying and visit the websites to try to find comfort in other’s words. Still I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for all of you- I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for all of you. May God Bless You.

    Teresa, visitor of website
  • Mar, I’ve come to this site many, many times to look at your beautiful face and to write to you again, but could not even start. The tears in my eyes prevented me from seeing the screen, and the pain in my heart was so bad that I could not think. It is the same today, 12/14/2002, but I am forcing myself to continue.

    The other day I looked at the charm that you gave me when I was your maid-of-honor at your wedding and just stared at the date, 9/11/1960. September 11th was one of your happiest days and one of your most horrible days.

    I requested “On Eagle’s Wings” for you Memorial Mass which includes the following words: “you need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day; though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.” Even though the arrow did come near you, I know that you were taken up to heaven on and eagle’s wing and that God is holding you in the palm of his hand.

    Your strength, even in all your adversities, was an inspiration to me. After your divorce you blossomed. You spirit was freed and you came to life. Your strength, personality, and sense of humor were surpassed only by your love and caring for all those around you.

    I know that you would not want us to mourn your death, but to celebrate your life. You were a gift to all of us — one we will cherish for all time.

    I think that I am running out of space, so I will continue in the next panel.

    Love, your sister Gini

    Gini, Sister
  • Hi! again Mar,

    Remember the great times we had at the bungalow in South Beach every summer. Every time I think about them I smile and cry at the same time. When we were on the beach (from morning to night) we would always “pick” someone to go to the bungalow to get the lunch, and Mamma would yell in broken English, close the screen door the mosquitos will come in. I was usually the one to go get the lunches, I guess because I was the youngest.

    Remember when company was coming to the bungalow, we would go to the train station to wait for them. It was so exciting — we loved seeing them come off the train with suitcases and bags of goodies.

    I could go on about the boardwalk, the fireworks, the rides, Terrelli’s Carousel, the games, the pizza and french fries, and of course the multi family bar-b-ques every July 4th and Labor day, but I know that you remember it all.

    I’ve been looking at pictures of us as children. On Sundays and when we went places with our parents, we were always dressed with beautiful outfits including hats and gloves.

    Mar, I want you to know that I know that you are okay because of what happend one Sunday morning at Mass. I just happend to look up through the windows behind the altar and saw a lone dove flying towards the church in my direction — there was nothing else in the sky. A few minutes later, I looked up again, and saw the same dove, this time a little higher in the sky — it flew towards me again and then turned and flew upwards and away out of sight. I thought “Why did I look up at those particular moments and why did the dove do what it did?” Something had urged me to look up at those times. The only thing that came into my mind was that God used this to tell me something. I thought that it was either God or you telling me that you are okay and watching over us all. This event means a lot to me. I will cherish it.

    Mar, now that I was able to send you this “e-mail”, I hope to have the strength to do it again. (I miss our daily e-mails.) I love reminiscing with you — we had such good times growing up together. You are the only one that could relate to these stories and memories.

    I haven’t been able to put up a tree for Christmas, but I did buy and put up a beautiful Creche. Christmas was always a wonderful, happy time in our home — decorating, baking, cooking, etc. (I will come back again and reminisce about Christmases past) — until Christmas 1980 when dad was taken to heaven.I wish you, mom & dad a wonderful Christmas in heaven together.

    Buono Natale and Merry Christmas to you all.

    Love you with all my heart, Gini

    Gini, Sister
  • Dear Mair,
    How can I express my feelings about the loss of your precious life? I am so sad and down whenever I think that you are not here anymore (which is many times a day). I never realized how much you meant to me or how deeply and constantly I would miss you. Oh! how I wish that I had made that call I had intended to make to you on that Monday. You were on my “phone list” and, not getting to it on Monday, I thought I’d catch you on Tuesday–never knowing, never ever dreaming that I would never get the chance to speak to you again. Now I speak to you in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Mair, I know you are in heaven, together with you Mom and Dad and mine and Mama and Papa. I know that you are happy and at peace because you had a good and kind spirit, and I know that you’re praying for your dear children and grandchildren who love and miss you so tremendously.
    You were such a beautiful person, not only outwardly but, more importantly, inwardly. Your inner beauty shone in the relationship you nourished with your children and grandchildren, with the care and concern you always had for your sisters, and with the respect you gave to your aunts and uncles.
    I miss you and I will never forget you.
    Mary Lou

    Mary Lou Yacovacci, cousin
  • Dear mom,
    I hope you hear my cries for you. I wish you could give me a sign that you are o.k.. oh mommy, how I wish I could have you back my life will never be complete again. I try to fill my days, but there is not a minute that you are not on my mind. I love and thank you for all you did for me. Mom these people ruined the rest of my life. . I close my eyes and picture you face. your skin, your arms, your neck, your legs. sometimes it comes in clearly. If I could ever hold you again I’d never let you go. My heart is broken and will remain that way until the day I die.


    Lisa, Daughter
  • Hi Mom,
    I didn’t want too much time to go by without you hearing from me. You are never forgotten and always in my thoughts. I hope you can hear me when I talk to you at “your” house. The house is the only thing in the world that we have that keeps the connection to you vivid. I miss you so much. You and I spent so many years in that house. Good times and bad, but mostly good. We looked out for each other, protected each other. Now you no longer need my protection, that job now belongs to God. But I still need you. I need you to look over us down here. Give your children the strength to deal with this Mom. It has been over a year and a half and I still think of you every 10 minutes. The pain NEVER ends. I don’t even remember what I was like before September 11th. The man that lived in me the day before is dead. Losing you that way has changed my perceptions of life. When I see and hear what gets people upset and angry I laugh inside at them and say to myself, if they only knew…… If they could only walk in our shoes for one day and see what true devastation is like, they would never complain about petty stuff ever again.

    Losing you that way has changed all of us. That’s why we need you to look over us and be with us. Give us the strength, courage and fortitude to go on.

    I will say one thing that I am sure when you were here on Earth you never thought was going to happen when you were gone. Marianne Simone has now become immortal. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

    Your Adoring Son,

    Stephen Simone, Son
  • We waited and waited and waited for what I dont know we knew- we couldnt admit it. If we said it it could be true we didn’t say it. We made so many excuses why it couldn’t possibly be true. She knows how to get out. I can see her walking down the steps right now. We waited. We called, where did she sit. Was she near a stair case? What floor was the cafeteria on? Was she near an exit? What side of the building did the plane go through? What floors were hit? Did it make it all the way through? Where is east? Where were the stair cases? Where were the elevators? They have sprinklers. They know to go to the roof. Who could she be with? Why isn’t she calling? She should be down by now. Did anyone hear from Steve? Lisa call your answering machine to check your messages.
    Who called? What did they say? Did they hear any thing? Who’d you speak to? Put on the news. Shut off the news. Call steve, call donna. Call daryl. Where is her phone book? Call the hospitals. Busy, busy, busy, busy… Is there anyone from the trade center?How many? Well where are they. What hosptal are they being sent to. Can I give you my name and number and can you call me back… could you call me when someone comes in with that name. Marianne Simone. Marianne Simone, Marianne Simone, Marianne Simone, Marianne Simone.

    Dearest Mother, happy Mothers Day in heaven. I read the cards I wrote you. I’m so glad you kept them. I wrote I’ll never be alone in this world because I have you. My heart is empty. My soul is drained. I hope we will see each other again
    I love you

    Lisa Cardinali, Daughter
  • mom, will it ever stop hurting. will i ever feel whole again.will i ever believe that this really happened. will this emptiness ever go away. will i ever stop crying. will i see you again. i wait for you to come to me in this world, the world of the living.i just wait for you/ please come to me

    lisa, daughter
  • well marianne its almost two years since 9/11 and I still can’t believe its all true. I have prayed for you and your family everyday since.and will keep you in my prayers all the days of my life.

    marty hogan, co-worker
  • dear marianne

    well its almost two years since that awful day
    sometimes I wish I could forget that day but I have to many memories of people like you to let me forget So many wonderful people like yourself
    You will be in my prayers always

    Marty Hogan, friend and co-worker
  • Marianne,

    It has been 2 years since sept 11 and this is the first time I have had the nerve to actually check the name of the people I used to work with. The shock and saddness of seeing you here is to much to explain.

    I started working at Cantor as a 15 year old punk and sat next to Marianne during summers and winters through high school and college. I learned more from Marianne then just how to do our job. You were a tough and classy lady. You were a part of my life when I was becoming who I am today and I will never forget you

    Howard (former Cantor employee)

    Howard Tarlo, Friend and Co Worker at Cantor
  • I have come to this Cantor Memorial site many times, and for some reason I always come to Marianne each time. I think maybe she reminds me so much of my own mother that drew me to her initially. Marianne is a beautiful woman, and sounds like she was so full of life- someone I’d probably adore, if I ever had the chance to know her. My heart breaks for her three children -Lisa, Teresa and Stephen -and the rest of her family as well. I can tell that she was an amazing person, and there is no doubt that she is watching over all of you each and every day, so remember that. It is too unfair to comprehend why this tragedy had to happen, so I do not even try to make sense of it all anymore. I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss.

    Last year I was at the Memorial on 9/11/02 down at the Trade Center site with a friend of mine who lost her boyfriend who worked for Cantor. Ironically amongst the thousands of people who were there- I happened to turn around and I saw a very pretty woman holding up (what I remember to be a poster of) Marianne’s picture and name. I wanted so badly to go and talk to the girl holding her picture- but there were too many people in my way and the crowd was moving at that point. I assume it was one of her daughters holding it up. I did however sign Marianne’s page at the Cantor Memorial later that afternoon.

    Lisa, Teresa and Stephen – your mother is always with you, just remember that! You are all in my prayers always.

    Christina Retacco, stranger- Scarsdale, NY
  • mommy, two years ,two years have passed. not one day has passed that i do not weep for you. i am so sorry this happened to you.i apologize to you for everything i never got to say . i need you mom. how do i live life without you

    lisa, daughter
  • This message goes to Stephen, Lisa, and Teresa. Thank you for keeping your mom’s memory alive in you and all of us. I was in New York on the 3rd anniversary and I just wish I could have met you to tell you that your mom is a Precious Angel taking care of you and her wonderful family. I know you are hurting, but you have to know that alot of people that have never met all of you are praying and asking God to guide you through this difficult time in your lives. Marianne, I know you are listening to all of us, Thank you so much for being such a big part of our lives and letting us see how wonderful your children are. Take care of yourselves, because your mom is always there watching and still protecting you. God Bless you!!

    Delia Carroccetto, Stranger
  • Hello Marianne, I always come to this site to read about you. I want to let your children know that I pray for them and your family. Teresa, Lisa, and Stephen, thank you for letting the world be a part of your wonderful mom. I know you hurt, but you have to remember she is watching and taking care of you. I know she loves you, I can hear it in your messages. Your mom is an inspiration and will continue to be. Thank you again for letting her be a part of my life. God Bless you and be strong for your wonderful ANGEL!!

    Delia Carroccetto, Visitor Arlington, TX
  • I have read the letters of support that people have written to my family and i thank you.My mother was a wonderful lady . she is missed everday every minute. my brother,sister and myself will forver live with a hole in our hearts.
    mommy,i love you and still can’t believe i have to live the rest of mylife without you. I hate holidays. nothing will evr be thesame without you.

    lisa, daughter
  • Mar, Today is Sunday, 8/14/2005 — almost four years since that horrible day when you left this world which has not been the same without you. My heart is still broken and empty. I miss you more then ever. Even though I love the hymn, “On Eagles Wings,” my heart breaks when I hear it and, even though I try to fight them, tears fill my eyes. The words of this hymn are so apropos for 9/11/2001 — “You need not fear the terror of the night, Nor the arrow (the plane) that flies by day, Though thousands fall about you, Near you it shall not come.” (Even though the “arrow” came near you – God is taking care of you.) For to His angels He’s given a command, To guard you in all of your ways, Upon their hands they will bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand.” I know Our Lord is holding you in the palm of His Hand because that is where you belong.
    I will always love and miss you with all my heart.
    Love, Your sister Gini

    Gini, Sister
  • mommy, i love you and miss you every minute of everyday of my life

    lisa, daughter
  • Hi Marianne!! I wanted to write a quick message to you and your family to wish them the best. The holidays are here again, and I know their lives are not complete without you, but please let them know you are there watching, protecting, and loving them more than ever. Lisa, Stephen, & Theresa, you are not alone. There are alot of people out here that think about you guys! I just wish I could take your pain away!! Enjoy the holidays, I know it is hard. We are selfish and we want her here!! I know one day we will all be there with her!! Keep your faith strong, God will see you through. He promised us a wonderful journey, but the ride is hard. I have never met any of you, but you are in my thoughts daily, and I think about you guys all the time. Take care and know that your mom has inspired us! Take care you guys and God Bless you everyday!!

    Delia, Visitor
  • Mom I just want to let you know that I know you are watching over us every day. I know that you play with my beautiful little angel Alyssa Marianne. I watch her in the monitor and know that you and her are talking to one another. How lucky she is to see and hear you. I can always feel your spirit through her. Thank you for staying with us. We will ALWAYS need you by our side.

    I would also like to thank you, DELIA for your kind words of inspiration to us all. I thank you for coming here and paying tribute to our wonderful mother. Hopefully someday we can all meet and share her love.

    Stephen, Son
  • Hi Simone Family, I apologize that I haven’t written you guys. I would love the opportunity to speak with you guys, it would be a privledge. Your mom continues to be a special part of our lives and I will continue to pray for you guys and let you know that the world will not forget!! I wish her entire family peace always! I know it is hard, but everyday that goes by she is there making life alittle easier for all of you. It is funny how we don’t see her physically, but I am sure you feel her spirit!! When you are feeling down think about her and her memory and smile! I know she wants all of you happy and content, she is your angel, and they are always there!! I think about all of you all the time. Her kids, grandchildren, sisters, cousins, all of you!! You have to know that I will keep her in my heart as well. I know I don’t know you guys, but I feel as if I do. Take care all of you and may God continue to move through you and the mess of the world!! [email protected] if you would like to email me!! God Bless you!!

    Delia C, Our Inspiration
  • mom, mothers day is approaching. i feel so alone. i wish i could feel you with me. i do not have you to honor this mothers day or any other day. I hate this day. i took so many things for granted. i thought we would have so much time together.i didnt get to ask you all thethings i need to know. i miss you so much. my heart will forever be broken. i love you i miss you. i hope i will one day be with you again

    lisa, daughter
  • six years have passed,still seems like yesterday.you are a part of my every day thoughts.i have kept your memory alive for my children. they have no idea how much they missed never getting to know you. i wonder what you’d be like now. would you still have so much life to you, would you still bring us all joy for being alive that was taken awat from us the day you were killed. so many things have changed in the last 6 years, but my love for you neverv changes, my saddness never changes. i know i am a different person than i would have been had this never happened. i wonder how so.i hope dear mother you are at peace.i pray that you have accepted that your years have been cut short and have found happiness in heaven.i love you mom now and forever

    lisa, daughter
  • merry christmas in heaven mom . I hope you celebrate somehow. I don’t like the holiday any more with out you. I do it for my kids. today 12-23-07 is the anniversary of your father’s death. I think of that year we spent in the funeral home.I often wonder how in the years that followed you never made it affect our holidays, You always made them so fun and meaningful. I am sad to say I am not doing the same for my children.I miss you .I wish you were here with us, You would love my kids. They would love you . I feel so bad they never had the opportunity to know you. They really missed out. Today I like to envision you with your parents, sharing the holiday and feeling the love that surrounds you both from heaven and earth. lisa

    lisa, daughter
  • I was made to cry, while I was reading all those words from Stephen, Lisa and Theresa. Now it´s been almost 7 years and I still cannot forget that horrible day, even if I didn´t lost anybody. I can´t imagine how your life must have changed. Your beloved mom was obviously admirable person and you can be sure she´s in heaven right now. And one day I will be flattered, when I meet her up there…

    Monika, Slovakia, touched stranger...
  • For some reason, I spent the better part of yesterday (Oct 19,2008) reading about 9/11. I’m not sure why I wanted to revisit that day that I witnessed, in horror, with the rest of the world 7 years ago. I just felt compelled to.

    My reading brought me to this website. I, we, knew the great loss of Cantor Fitzgerald staff at the time. But I didn’t know this site existed.

    It is one thing to have watched that day unfold on our television sets. It is one thing to view the images of that day. It is another to put a face to the story. We didn’t loose buildings that day. We lost moms, dads, brothers, sisters, loved ones.

    I wanted to comment here because it is so clear the world lost someone special that day when it lost this woman, Marianne Simone.

    My heart goes out to her family, and to all the families who lost someone that day.

    I am glad that this website remains here as the years have passed.

    We will NEVER forget.

    Gina, Stranger
  • My mother’s death changed my life forever thank you for all of you who remember that day and think about those who were killed.I hope no one has to feel the pain i feel each day of my life.i will love and miss my mother until i die

    lisa, daughter
  • Happy birthday in heaven mom. I miss you today and always

    Lisa, Daughter
  • I just recently found this site, and I am touched by the love you have for your mom. I lost my mom to cancer when she was only 44yrs old. I was 25 and pregnant with my first child and my heart was broken. It has been 21 years now and I still miss my mom every day. My heart goes out to you and I wish there were words I could say to make you feel better. September 11, 2001 was a senseless act of cowardism and violence. My you find peace knowing that you had a wonderful loving mom!

    Lisa, visitor
  • I just recently found this site, and I am touched by the love you have for your mom. I lost my mom to cancer when she was only 44yrs old. I was 25 and pregnant with my first child and my heart was broken. It has been 21 years now and I still miss my mom every day. My heart goes out to you and I wish there were words I could say to make you feel better. September 11, 2001 was a senseless act of cowardism and violence. My you find peace knowing that you had a wonderful loving mom!

    Lisa, visitor
  • I just recently found this site, and I am touched by the love you have for your mom. I lost my mom to cancer when she was only 44yrs old. I was 25 and pregnant with my first child and my heart was broken. It has been 21 years now and I still miss my mom every day. My heart goes out to you and I wish there were words I could say to make you feel better. September 11, 2001 was a senseless act of cowardism and violence. My you find peace knowing that you had a wonderful loving mom!

    Lisa, visitor
  • I just recently found this site, and I am touched by the love you have for your mom. I lost my mom to cancer when she was only 44yrs old. I was 25 and pregnant with my first child and my heart was broken. It has been 21 years now and I still miss my mom every day. My heart goes out to you and I wish there were words I could say to make you feel better. September 11, 2001 was a senseless act of cowardism and violence. My you find peace knowing that you had a wonderful loving mom!

    Lisa, visitor

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