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Michael Cahill
Age: 37
Occupation: Senior vice president
Worked for: Marsh McLennon
Originally from:
Resided in: East Williston, NY
School: Chaminade High School
College: University of Virginia; St John's Law School
Submitted by: Irish Tribute ()

Other links: The Renaissance Man: NY Times

Michael John Cahill

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To my unknown brother Michael.Rest in Peace
-- Eileen Cahill (Family namesake)
22 Nov 2001

Michael John Cahill
A Runner, Music Lover and Family Man
October 11, 2001

Rising at dawn's light most weekdays for the past seven years, Michael Cahill would board the 6:24 train into the city and wouldn't return to his East Williston home until around 7, sometimes with a briefcase filled with work.

Cahill, 37, entertained regularly and had recently returned to competitive running.

But his family was always uppermost in his mind and his plans, said his wife, Colleen. "We knew we came first. He would always make a point to tell me, 'I know it's hard for you being home with the kids,' so he would always make time to be with them so I could take a break."

Despite the demands of his work - he was a senior claims attorney for Marsh Inc. at the firm's Tower One 99th-floor office - and his family, Cahill managed to pursue personal interests. He loved to entertain, Colleen said.

The weekend barbecues he regularly organized are legendary. The affairs, which usually brought together his close-knit family, including his parents Jim and Evelyn Cahill, neighbors and longtime friends, will still go on, she said. "But they won't be the same."

Music was another love of hs. In fact, Colleen said, at 37, her husband still watched MTV. He considered himself on the cutting edge of pop.

Cahill's youthfulness prompted him recently to pick up where he left off as captain of Chaminade High School's cross country team. He finished in the top three for his age group in a recent 5K run, his wife said. He thought sports was important in the development of the children, Conor, 4, and Fiona, 2, so he hoped they might be motivated by seeing their dad out there competing. Cahill's sister, Denise Troise, said she was struck by her brother's devotion to his family: "I can't even imagine a more dedicated father and husband." --Collin Nash (Newsday)
-- Jay Dooling ()
27 Nov 2001

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