Patricia A. McAneney|
(1951 . September 11, 2001) U.S.A.
September 11, 2001, victim
Patricia was the daughter of James G. McAneney and Margaret (Donohue) McAneney. Pat (as she was called) worked as a Claims Examiner for Guy Carpenter, at Marsh & McClellan Co. She was raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn but had made her home here in Rockland County for more than 20 years. She worked as a claims adjuster with Guy Carpenter, a subsidiary of the insurance firm Marsh & McLennan on the 94th floor of Tower 1. She was also the fire marshal of her floor of 1 World Trade Center. Patricia remains missing in the ruins of the World Trade Center.
Tribute to Pat
by Margaret Cruz, her Life Partner
If you are fortunate enough, every once in a while someone comes along and your life is enhanced ten-fold just by their presence. This someone was Pat.
Sweet, kind, gentle, loving and loyal, are simple words that only begin to, describe her. Good natured with an easy going manner, you always felt comfortable being near her. Never fully knowing her natural gift, Pat's dry, witty sense of humor could make you laugh even in spite of yourself and sometimes in spite of herself.
I first met Pat in 1980 when she was transferred over as our new supervisor. Hard working, humorous and fair, it didn't long before she won over the entire office. Pat became so well liked that we all argued with one another just to work with her. There was never a shortage of volunteers for work on Saturdays if Pat was managing that day. She would later say that these were some of the best times she ever had.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, she had spent the last 23 years in Rockland County and by 1999, we had moved into our first new home, a house that Pat fell in love with when first walking through the front door. She especially enjoyed the spring and summer seasons when deer roamed the backyard and ate the grass as we sat and watched from the deck. Pat was always happiest at home whether relaxing or entertaining our good friends and family. I wish we could have had more time together in this house, though I know she is forever imprinted here.
A caring and loving sister, aunt, godmother, niece, partner and friend, Pat was devoted to all those she loved. After the passing of her mother and concerned for her last maternal aunt, Pat began a lovely routine of visiting her once a month on a Saturday. She would drive to Greenpoint, Brooklyn pickup aunt Gertie, take her out for lunch, and then they spent the afternoon chatting and catching up on the latest news.
Every spring she rooted for her favorite team, the Mets, and every fall she grumbled at how they managed to screw things up again. Liberty fans, both Pat and her best friend, Phyllis would go to the games and cheer until their voices became hoarse from the wear and tear.
Pat was a rare and special person in many, many ways. We were all very fortunate to have known and loved her and to have her love returned in kind. She will never be far from our thoughts and will always stay in our hearts.
May God rest your beautiful soul.
I will love you forever,
Emergency aid kept Margaret Cruz afloat after the loss of her partner of 18 years, Patricia McAneney. Ms. Cruz documented her finanacially interdependent partnership and prevailed with the Crime Victim's Board, the Red Cross and the New York State charitable
fund. A total of $80,000 went to Ms. Cruz. McAneney, 50, was the fire marshal of her floor of 1 World Trade Center, where she worked for the insurance company Guy Carpenter.