In Memory of Melissa Harrington-Hughes

In Memory of Melissa Marie Harrington

Melissa Marie Harrington (aka Melissa Harrington Hughes) was 31 years old and from San Francisco, California.

On September 11, 2001, Melissa was in New York for one day attending a financial conference for Risk Waters Group from Slam Dunk Networks Inc. Lisa was on the 101st floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.



Melissa made a tearful call to her husband, Sean Hughes in San Francisco, but missed him as he was asleep. The full message she left said, "Sean it's me, I just wanted to let you know I love you and I'm stuck in this building in New York. A plane hit the building or a bomb went off, they don't know. But there's lots of smoke, and I just wanted you to know I love you always."

In Memory of Melissa Marie Harrington

West Springfield Remembers: A monument on the town common remembers the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including West Springfield native Melissa Marie Harrington.

A few hundred people commemorated the 10th anniversary of the attacks with a solemn ceremony on the Park Street Common on Sunday morning, its focal point a monument to native Melissa Harrington Hughes.

The ceremony featured honor guards from the police and fire departments, music by the West Springfield High School and middle school bands, speeches, remembrances and poems about Harrington-Hughes and the other 3,000 people killed that day 10 years ago, which includes more than 20 from Western Massachusetts.

13 comments:

  1. Forever in our hearts. Your sweet voice still sounds clear in my mind.

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  2. I don't know why you stick out in my mind over everyone that died on 911. I still can hear, IN MY MIND, the message you left on the answering machine.. you sounded so terrified.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!

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  3. God bless your family

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  4. I heard your message on the answering machine to your husband and it broke my heart. I could hear the love and the fear. God bless all that love you. I never knew you but I believe your life would have been amazing had it not been cut short. You remain in our hearts.

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  5. My heart ache for you Melissa,so sad you were taken so soon,may God bless you and all The 9/11 Victims and their families.

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  6. I rode for Melissa in this year's 2 Million Bikers to D.C. I rode to remember the life that was stolen from her. While I have never met Melissa or her family, I know that the world is worse off for not having her in it. May she rest in peace and may God provide comfort and peace for her family.

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  7. I am from Australia and I visited the 911 memorial in NYC last month, Dec 2015. Melissa was featured in a documentary some years back, along with her dad and brother. I made her point of looking her up.
    God bless you all

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  8. I knew Melissa , she was a clever, intelligent fun loving person at the prime of her life, in the wrong place at the wrong time visited by evil - simple as that. God Bless

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  9. 15 years later, I still think of her every time 9/11 is mentioned. Even right now. My heart goes out to her family.

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  10. 15 years later this message from Melissa to her husband still sounds clear in my mind. I was also 31 years old in september 2001. My heart goes out to her family.
    Nicolas (Paris, France)

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  11. I'm so sad to read about her an to listen the wonderful message that her leave to his husband on the phone. Rest in peace forever. Kisses and the best for the survivors. Gustavo and his family from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  12. I'm so sad to read about her an to listen the wonderful message that her leave to his husband on the phone. Rest in peace forever. Kisses and the best for the survivors. Gustavo and his family from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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