Wednesday, September 06, 2006

9/11 Tribute - Richard G. Catarelli

Richard G. Catarelli Tribute Image

Richard G. Catarelli, employee of Marsh & McLennan, was a man of great faith and compassion. Prior to September 11th, 2001, he and his daughter Anamarie had just completed training to be youth ministers as a reflection of his devotion and dedication to the youth of the community. A cheerful and loving person, Richard's favorite line was "Keep Smiling" and his role model was the generous and energetic St. Vincent Pallotti.

Marsh and McLennan Companies has a very moving tribute page in his honor, with tributes from his wife and others close to him. It says more about this man than anything a random blogger like myself could ever say.

Other links about Richard:

Please read some of the other tributes written by the Bloggers for 2996.
(and if that isn't working, go here)

2996 - 2006


brian said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this gentle man. Reading the links to the tribute pages one is struck by how many people he touched.

Thank you for stopping by my tribute post for Gilbert and leaving your comment.

Katherine said...

Thank you for honoring this man. Thanks for stopping by my tribute to Marjorie C. Salamone.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute.... Thank you for honoring him.

Candy @ Daily Thoughts

Babaloo said...

Another gentle soul lost. Thanks for your words and links to his tribute.

Lilize said...

many thoughts and prayers are being sent to him right now.

thank you for this tribute and thank you for visiting my tribute to joe anchundia.

Tish said...

Thank you for sharing Richard's story. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Thank you for visiting my tribute to Judson Cavalier.

Teena said...

Very lovely tribute! Thank you for honouring Richard.

Thank you for stopping by mine.

Anonymous said...

He sounds like a kind & wonderful man. I did a tribute about Richard Caproni...a young man who was also very kind.

(I have to comment like this right now as I have Beta Blogger)

gordaboo said...

Thank you for your tribute to Richard. It was a beautiful post.
It gives us a view of what the man behind the name was.

We will never forget.

I remember Lisa Egan

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It says more about this man than anything a random blogger like myself could ever say.

You do great credit to his memory, just by bringing more attention to Richard Catarelli. May the memory of his life live on.

devildog6771 said...

Beautiful post. I agree with Wordsmith. Thank you. We must never forget any of these people. But I must admit, I was stunned by the number of unsung heroes!