In Memory of Joanne Mary Cregan

In Memory of Joanne Mary Cregan

Joanne Mary Cregan was 32 years old and from Brooklyn, New York. (Born: Dublin, Ireland). Joanne worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

On September 11, 2001, the North Tower collapsed at 10:28 am, after burning for 102 minutes.

Some of the Joanne's remains were found months later and identified by DNA testing. Joanne's family were surprised to hear that the necklace she had been wearing was also located. Joanne's mother Mary said, "We don't know how they identified it, but it is very special to us to have it back."

Joanne had moved to New York with her sister Grace. They bought apartment, just two floors apart, in Brooklyn Heights. The pair were inseparable. They sent each other emails throughout the day and watched TV together at night. Grace worked in the South Tower and managed to escape.

In the New York Times Portraits of Grief her sister Grace spoke about how difficult it have been for her since her sister's death. She said "She was an excellent big sister…Sometimes it just hits me that I'll never see her again. I won't get to grow old with her."

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