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James Matthew Patrick
Age: 30
Occupation: Emerging markets
Worked for: Cantor Fitzgerald
Originally from: Schenectady, NY
Resided in: Norwalk CT
College: Fordham University '93
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From http://www.ushr.com/sept01news.htm
James Matthew Patrick, the brother of Union College assistant coach Kevin Patrick, was among the victims of the World Trade Center attack last Tuesday.

Patrick worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a London-based firm that lost 700 of its 1,000 employees in Tuesday's attack. The firm had offices on the 101st, 103rd, and 105th floors of the World Trade Center's North Tower.

James Patrick's wife, Terilyn, is about to give birth to their first child.

The strength of family and friendships, Kevin said, will help the whole Patrick family get through this tough time.

Update 9/18/01: An education fund has been set up for the Patrick's unborn child. The address is:

The James M. Patrick Memorial Fund
c/o Charter One Bank
882 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
-- Anon (Friend { })
06 Feb 2002

From Republican-American of Waterbury, CT
Sep 30, 2001

PROSPECT - They called him James, Jamie, Jim, Jimmy, Brother J, Jimmy Bean and Jimbo.

To them, James Patrick was a brother, a son, a husband, a friend, a cousin, an expectant father. And so much more.

Kevin Patrick peered from the pulpit of St. Anthony's Church on Saturday into a sea of friends, family and strangers and remembered Jamie, his brother.

As a child, the Patrick family called him Jamie. That is, until the day Jamie discovered a female character on a popular television show who shared the name.

"He said, 'Jamie is a girl's name, and I'm a boy,'" Kevin said with a smile.

To childhood friends, he was Jimmy, the boy with a heart of gold who could outsleep just about anyone and had dance steps that, as one friend put it, "could make any of the Backstreet Boys green with envy."

To sibling Shawn Patrick, he was Brother J, a boy fascinated with "cool looking, really fast cars."

James was the adventurous brother - he once snuck into the locker room at Notre Dame Stadium to hear the Fighting Irish football coach's speech to his players, recalled Shawn. A friend from Fordham University, where James graduated, recounted a spontaneous college trip to Boston from New York that ended with James negotiating a ride to the airport in exchange for helping a Boston Globe delivery truck driver finish his route at 4 in the morning.

To wife Terilyn, James was a playmate, best friend and soulmate, the father of their child - expected to arrive next month.

And to former Naugatuck Mayor Terry Buckmiller - and the rest of the Buckmiller family - James was a stand-up guy, welcomed into the family when Terilyn and James wed one year ago, on Sept. 9, 2000.

Two days after the young couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Vermont, James, a bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The 30-year-old worked on the 105th floor of the north tower.

Over the years, the Buckmiller family, which runs Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, has helped hundreds of families in Greater Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley in their times of sorrow. On Saturday, more than 1,000 friends, family and members of the community took their turn to console and support the Buckmiller and Patrick families.

People lined every pew of cavernous St. Anthony's Church and spilled out into a standing-room only section in the back. They sung hymns, wiped away tears and prayed.

Family and friends remembered James, the man that emerged through all the playful nicknames. They celebrated the romance that developed between James and Terilyn, a Naugatuck native.

Too grief stricken to speak, a friend read a farewell love letter Terilyn wrote to James.

"Thank you for coming into my life," she wrote. "Even before I met you, I knew exactly who you'd be."

James, Terilyn said, was everything she ever dreamed of: He was kind and funny and made her feel like the most beautiful thing on Earth.
-- Anon (Friend { })
06 Feb 2002

from Rep-American contd

The couple made their home in Norwalk.

The Rev. Leonard Kvedas of Beacon Falls, who married the couple, presided over much of Saturday's memorial Mass. He reflected on the love he saw between the couple on their wedding day.

"I looked at him, and the first impression was, here's a fine gentleman," said Kvedas. "What more perfect match could there be?"

Echoed brother Shawn, "No one could put a twinkle in James' eye like Terilyn. For one perfect year, he was a devoted and loving soulmate."

Before the ceremony drew to a close, U.S. Rep. James Maloney, D-5th District, who was among many local dignitaries in attendance, presented the families with an American flag.

He offered words of support for the nation in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy and told everyone: "I assure you all that America will not forget Jim."

Last week, a memorial in Schenectady, N.Y., where James grew up and his parents, Jerry and Barbara Patrick, still live, drew more than 1,700 people.

-- Anon (Friend { })
06 Feb 2002

From NY Times Dec 30, 2001

'James Patrick: Anticipated Fatherhood'

James Patrick envisioned his future as filled with children B 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."
-- Anon (Friend { })
06 Feb 2002

I only met James one time. He said that he was sorry that my brother had commited suicide and ask how I was getting along. James takeing the time to ask me that meant alot to me. James said that he was very close to his brothers and could not imagine losing one of them. I like to tell Teralynn and his family I'm glad I was lucky enough to know James and think of that conversation often.
-- Tim Keating (Husband {})
04 Mar 2004

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