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Joseph Shea
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Age: 47
Occupation: Bond Trader
Worked for: Cantor Fitzgerald
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Resided in: Pelham
School: Loyola High School, NY
College: Georgetown University
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Other links: 40-year friendship ends in terrorist strike: Westchester Journal News
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From NY Times Oct 8, 2001

'Two Brothers on Two Floors'

For a time, Daniel James Shea would not work at Cantor Fitzgerald. His older brother, Joseph Patrick Shea, was pretty high up there, and he did not want anyone to think he had zipped in on his brother's coattails. Then he relented.

Joseph Shea, 47, a senior managing director, was on the 105th floor of the first building to be hit. Daniel, 37, was on the 104th. At home in Pelham, N.Y., seven children are without fathers.

Three thousand people turned out for the brothers' joint funeral service at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan. One reason, perhaps, was the brothers' generosity. Joseph Shea donated generously to the hockey team of his alma mater, Georgetown University, and coached local youth hockey and baseball teams.

When three New York City firefighters were killed on the job this past Father's Day, Daniel Shea contributed his day's commissions to their families and persuaded other men on his floor to do the same. They raised $15,000.

"Cantor set up at the Pierre and the F.B.I. guy told us no one above the plane would have lived," said their sister, referring to a family service center the company had set up at the hotel after the attack.

"They were all alive for a while. Danny didn't have his cell, but his friend Tommy did. They couldn't call out, but when Tommy's girlfriend called, Danny said, `Call my wife and tell her how much I love her.' Joseph called his wife and said, `A plane just hit the building.' She said, `What about Danny?' He said, `I'm just going down to find him.' "
-- Anon ()
07 Nov 2001

Life Without Father: NY Times Nov 11, 2001

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/11/magazine/11FAMILY.html

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-- Anon ()
11 Nov 2001

Joe I remember the laughs & the fun at K.M.S. I'm so glad to have known you. God Bless you Joe.
-- Carol Phelan McGrath ()
30 Nov 2001

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