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In Remembrance
Age:
30
Place of Residence:
Norwalk, CT
Location on 9/11:
One WTC
Occupation:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Bond Broker
Biography:

James Patrick envisioned his future as filled with children — shouting, playing, bouncing around the house. "He really liked the noise, the chaos, the Sunday morning with everyone jumping in bed with you," said his wife, Terilyn. "I was bargaining for three kids. He didn't want to settle for any less than four."

But Mr. Patrick, a bond broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, died seven weeks before his first child, Jack, came into the world. "We would talk about that stuff all the time," Mrs. Patrick said. "He really loved the thought of teaching them to play hockey and going to all their games, and in college, going up to their games and tailgating with them."

Mr. Patrick, 30, grew up with five siblings in a noisy Irish family, and he wanted to repeat the experience from a dad's point of view. Last spring, a few weeks after Ms. Patrick learned she was pregnant, the couple moved from the Upper West Side to a condo in Norwalk, Conn. It was to be a brief stop on the way to a big house in Fairfield County. "They have great hockey there, for the kids," Ms. Patrick said. "Darien has great hockey."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 30, 2001