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I hope every victim of 9/11 rest in peace.And i send my condolences to all of the families that have suffered.

Posted by Jake

You died so young, you had your whole life ahead of you and I'm so sorry that you had to go through what you did. It must have been really horrifying to have to go through that I don t know what I d do if I had to witness that. I'm so sorry for you and your family, I'm sure you were an amazing person who was going to go places and do great things in life. I ll be thinking of your name on 9/11 this Sunday and I hope your family is doing okay.

Luara angilletta im very sorry that she died at a young age. I will remember her from the 12 anniversary and on. It must have been a tragedy that you were on the 101st floor of te first tower. Laura seemed like the girl that had alot to live for. All that changed when she died. Her family has been through a lot in the past years. Im very sorry laura has lost her life at age 23. May laura rest in peace.

Published by angelica

hi i'm an 8th grade student i was just a baby when this happen but we are learning about the 9/11 attack and i just wanted to say sorry for your loss.

Posted by Winslow Student

I am a Junior at a high school in Kansas and we are working on a project over an individual who lost their life on 9/11. I just wanted to say that Laura seemed like a lovely person who was taken to soon. I believe she had lots to live for and my heart goes out to her family. 

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In Remembrance
Age:
23
Place of Residence:
Staten Island, NY
Location on 9/11:
One WTC
Occupation:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Corporate Purchase and Sales Clerk
Reflections:
Laura Angilletta Scholarship
Biography:

When Maria got a phone call from her brother, Albert on September 11, he told her to turn on the television, that the World Trade Center had been hit by a plane. Maria started screaming and then she started calling every number on the 101st floor where her sister, Laura worked for the Operations Department. She knew all those numbers because she was on maternity leave from the same company where she worked for 10 years.

She sat right behind her sister, who was 23 and just joined the company in April as a Purchase and Sales clerk in the Corporate Bonds division of Operations. Albert immediately drove down to the towers to look for his sister Laura, but soon realized after exiting the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on a motorcycle, which was the quickest way into the city, things looked really bad. Even being a New York City Police Officer there was nothing he could do to bring his sister safely home. Carmine, Laura’s father, also went to the World Trade Center that morning to find his daughter. As he came from the train station, people were running into the nearest building for safety where everyone had been locked in until there was somewhat of a calmness. It was as if the world came to an end; for Carmine and his family – it did.

Laura was so happy to get the job at Cantor. She graduated from the College of Staten Island in December with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Her graduation ceremony was in June. Laura did not attend because she was new at her job and did not want to take time from it. She loved her work. She wanted to get her foot in the door and work her way up. Visiting her nephew, John Gerard, was something she did every night. Laura would go to Maria’s house. She would lay on the bed with her newborn nephew for hours and just watch him. She was so fond of him. She was so excited when Maria and her husband John asked her to be the Godmother to John Gerard. We know her life is not here but her spirit lives on. Laura was very affectionate, sweet and so kind-hearted. “She was a beautiful girl who always had a smile on her face,” said her mother, Dorotea.

The Cantor Fitzgerald job was not her first. When she was 15, she approached John Mattera of Arrochar Pharmacy for a job. It was unusual to hire someone that young, but he knew her from the neighborhood. In the seven years Laura had worked at the pharmacy as a manager and technician. She took responsibility as if it was her own store. She made good friends with all the employees and customers. The customers are devastated. She was always smiling and pleasant and she was always laughing. Laura enjoyed shopping, dancing, being with her friends and most of all spending time with her family. Laura was charismatic, vivacious and always happy with a beautiful smile and a gleam in her eyes. That is what we will always miss but never forget…”our angel”…LAURA.