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Luke Nee
Age: 44
Occupation: Operations Manager
Worked for: Cantor Fitzgerald
Originally from: Bronx, NY
Resided in: Stony Point, NY
School: Cardinal Hayes High
College: Drexel University
Submitted by: Irish Tribute (Friend)

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From NY Times Dec 31, 2001

'Luke Nee: Bronx in His Blood'

As a boy, Luke Nee played all the games that a Bronx sidewalk offered to kids on Minerva Place, just off the Grand Concourse: stickball, of course, and off-the-point and street hockey.

Right out of Cardinal Hayes High School, he answered a help-wanted advertisement for people with math skills and landed a job at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Before long, a half-dozen guys from the block followed. It was a small world, he would say, but he would not want to paint it.

At Drexel, he met Irene Lavelle, and they were married Sept. 11, 1982. After he had shifted to Cantor Fitzgerald, he would chew through a couple of novels a week on the train ride from Stony Point, N.Y., said his brother, John Nee. His Bronx roots showed: he shared a ticket plan for Friday night Yankee games with boyhood friends from St. Philip Neri School.

Mr. Nee, 44, made the simple pleasures glow. "He treasured Irene and loved bringing their son, Patrick, to ballgames," said his brother. On summer weekends, he, Irene and Patrick would jump in the car, pick up a few relatives and head for the beach. And on Sept. 11, he made a final call of farewell and love to his family.

"Luke was just a friendly, kind, peaceful, and unaffected guy," said Mr. Nee. "Meatball heroes, watch a movie with Patrick B that was a Saturday night."
-- Anon (Friend { })
07 Feb 2002

From NY Journal Sep-Oct 2001

NEE, LUKE - Luke Nee of Stony Point, New York, died on September 11, 2001 at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center. Luke was born in Bronx, New York to John and Mary Nee. He was in the Municipal Bonds Operations for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was a devoted friend to everyone. Luke is survived by his dear and loving wife of 19 years Irene (Lavelle); his son and best buddy Patrick; his parents John and Mary Nee; his brother and sister-in-law John and Jeanmarie of Astoria; sisters and brothers-in-law Patricia and John O'Keefe of East Brunswick, NJ and Mary Barbara and John Reilly of Eastchester, NY; his seven nieces and nephews; and many lifetime friends who survive Luke. Luke's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 1 pm in St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville. Memorial donations are being requested to be made to the Rockland County Fallen Firefighters' Fund 2001, P.O. Box 494, West Haverstraw, NY 10993 in Luke's memory.
-- Anon (Friend { })
07 Feb 2002

Luke,
We said goodbye to Robert Carroll today with very heavy heart. The only consoliation is that we know that you are showing Robert the ropes and where to get a good beer. I miss you both very much!
-- Whitey (Friend {})
28 Jul 2005

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