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Michael Taddonio

September 10, 2009

On this the eighth year since the tragedy of September 11 I ask you to remember Michael Taddonio. Michael worked as a bond broker for Euro Brokers and was 39 years old when he lost his life that tragic day. Devoted to his children, Michael called his mother from the 91st floor of the World Trade Center and told her to tell his three children he loved them. It was Michael’s last phone call. In 2006 a friend, Michael Costello, wrote “I have never met anyone that was loved by his kids the way you were” in a tribute to Michael. On Sept 11, 2001, Michael left behind Danielle (11), Nicole (9), and Michael (5). This year would have been Michael’s 25th reunion of his college graduation at Siena College. The school has established a scholarship fund in Michael’s name. Michael was class president his senior year at Locust Valley High School in Long Island. I never knew Michael, but I took the time to learn a little about him because he deserves to be remembered. We must never forget Michael and others who lost their lives that day.

Shelley Raker

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2009 3:30 am

    Thank you for your tribute-Michael will not be forgotten.

  2. September 11, 2009 4:40 pm

    Shelley, Thank you. It’s the what ifs that break my heart.

    • September 12, 2009 12:57 am

      and it is amazing how long the pain can live in our hearts. May his family and friends find peace.

  3. Denise Taddonio permalink
    March 4, 2011 2:50 pm

    Thank you for your kind words. Michael was my husband and father of our three children. As we approach the ten year anniversary, it reminds us of the fact that time does go by, but the grief, sadness and heart ache never stop. Always wondering what things would be like today if September 11th 2001 never happened. Wishing September 11, 2001 never happened. Danielle is now in college, Nicole is graduating high school this year (2011) and Michael Jr. will be entering 10th grade. The children are doing well but a piece of their hearts is missing. Thank you, Denise Taddonio

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