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My nephew John took Amy to the Pelham high school prom, he died 10/31/99 2 years before 911 hope they are both together now

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In Remembrance
Age:
23
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
WTC
Occupation:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Broker's Assistant
Biography:

Amy O’Doherty grew up in Pelham, NY, and attended St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York, graduating in 2000. A professor there who had her in four classes said of her:

She was a true pleasure to have in class: always doing every homework, carrying class discussions (especially in money and banking!), and such a hard worker.

After graduating, she moved to New York City into her first apartment and worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, an international securities firm with offices on floors 101-105 of the north tower of the World Trade Center.

To Amy O’Doherty, in her first job and apartment, Manhattan’s streets emanated excitement and its air, promise - of new friends and smart conversations over steaks at Morton’s, and of unlimited success. Of what Geraldine Davie, her mother, called “the largeness of life.” Ms. O’Doherty, 23, loved her job as a broker’s assistant at Cantor Fitzgerald. “Financing, trading, bonds,” said Liz Gallello, a childhood friend. “She wanted to take it - the career, the city woman lifestyle – as far as far it could go.”

She was delighted with her five-story walk-up - so small, said Ms. Davie, that “Lilliputians should live in it.” She filled it with dozens of framed photos of friends from Pelham, N.Y., where she grew up, and from camp, college and work.

“She was soaking up that great New York style,” said Ms. Davie. “Picking up that New York language. She didn’t know it but she was living her bliss.”