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Dear Uncle Danny

Even though I may not remember much about you because I was very small when you died but I do remember one thing you were one of the greatest uncles I ever had. You cared for me and all my cousins in our time of need. You entertained us and hugged us. You are deeply missed and we will love you for eternity.(and longer than that)

I have an Irish blessing I would like to write to you: May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm up in your face
And the rains fall soft upon your
fields
and until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of
his hand.
We miss you and will see you, when the time comes.

Love your niece
Catie

Posted by Catie Trant

May 1 2011 - They finally got him! Rest in peace little brother. No other family will ever suffer at the hands of this animal! I miss you and love you very much!

Published by Sally Trant

10 years ago this country was attacked by terrorism, and 10 years later America is stronger and safer.

Reading these biographies makes me feel very sad, afraid, and sorry. But this one really stood out to me.

Daniel, I have never met you; but you died 10 years ago when I was just five. You have a wonderful family with three children. These young children lost their loving father. I know a girl who lost her father a few years ago and to this day I feel such sorrow for her and her brothers. I feel the same way about your family.

You were a very hard-working and devoted person and I know you are missed terribly. I will forever honor you and everyone else who died 10 years ago because of terrorism.

I know that if you were on the outside looking in, you would love to see the world trade center now- absolutely beautiful, where your name and thousands of others are carved into the fountain of the fallen towers.

You and thousands of others unwillingly went down in history. You will forever be remembered missed, and honored.

Posted by Emmaleigh

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Age:
40
Place of Residence:
Northport, NY
Location on 9/11:
One WTC
Occupation:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Bond Trader
Biography:

Daniel Patrick Trant, 40, a bond trader with the firm of Cantor Fitzgerald, died Sept. 11, as a result of the terrorist attack on Manhattan's World Trade Center Towers.

Born and raised in Westfield, Mass., Trant was a standout varsity athlete at Westfield High School, setting scoring records in basketball and soccer. He starred in basketball at Suffield Academy, in Connecticut, before becoming a two-time All-American at Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, leading them to the NCAA Division III Basketball Final in 1983. In 1984, Trant was drafted by the World Champion Boston Celtics, and attended training camp with such NBA greats as Hall-of-Famer and legend Larry Bird. Trant went on to play professional basketball in his ancestral homeland of Ireland, on teams in Dublin and Belfast. He returned to Western Massachusetts as a member of the Springfield Fame in the inaugural season of the United States Basketball League, contributing to the first ever league championship.

In 1986, Trant departed professional basketball and joined the staff of the Hampden County (Mass.) District Attorney working in the Victim Witness Program. In 1991, Trant and his family relocated to Long Island as he began a career on Wall Street, working with several brokerage firms before moving to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997. Trant has been active in youth sports programs on Long Island, serving as an inspirational coach and mentor to hundreds of youth in the Stony Brook, Setauket and Northport areas. He was as head coach of the Long Island Lightning AAU basketball team.

Trant is survived by his wife Kathy (Schiaffino) originally of Longmeadow, Mass., and three children, Jessica (19), Daniel (12) and Alex (10); his parents William T. and Mary C. (Fay) Trant of Winter Haven, Florida, and seven brothers and sisters, Kevin of Kensington, MD; Patricia Madamas of Westfield, MA; Maureen Landry of Willington, CT; Sally of Ashburn, VA; Timothy of Manassas, V A; Matthew of Bethesda, MD and Sheila Inserra of Park Ridge, IL, as well as father-in-law Fred Schiaffino of East Hampton, NY; mother-in-law Eileen Deraleau of Longmeadow, MA; sisters-in-law Lori Schiaffino of East Hampton, NY and Marianne Barbieri of San Francisco; brothers-in-law Chris Schiaffino of East Hampton, NY and John Schiaffino of Longmeadow, MA. He was pre-deceased by his brother W. Michael Trant of Shartlesville, PA.

A fund has been established to support the education of Trant's children: Trant Children's Education Fund, c/o Fleet Bank, 680 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY 11768.