Christy Addamo

Since Christy Addamo was lost in the attack on the World Trade Center, her parents and sister have been overwhelmed by phone calls, letters and bouquets of flowers at the family home in New Hyde Park.

'I'm getting flowers from people and I don't even know who they are,' said her father, Greg Addamo. 'A lot of people are missing her right now.'

Christy, 28, was on the 98th floor of Tower One when the first plane hit it. A senior accountant at Marsh & McLennan, her parents describe her as a talented and thoughtful person at an exciting time in her life.

'She was doing very well in her position,' her father said. 'She felt she was being groomed to take over her boss' job.'

She was optimistic about a new relationship she had started about three months before the attack, he said.

And she was enjoying living at home in New Hyde Park, where she and her older sister, Dawn, shared a portion of their parents' house.

'Her comment was, 'Why am I going to pay rent when I have it great here?'' recalled her father with amusement. ''I'm not stupid.''

Christy was very much her father's daughter, he admitted.

'She was my little girl,' he said quietly.

Christy's mother, Rita Addamo, put it another way. 'She was the center of his universe,' she said. 'They both liked the Yankees. They would watch TV together, and go to games. They were on the same plain, that's for sure.'

Since the attack, Rita said she's been struck by the extent of people's affection for her daughter. One friend had saved all the birthday cards Christy sent her over the years, with personal verses and notes inscribed in Christy's hand inside.

Rita said she was familiar with these characteristic acts of tenderness on the part of her daughter.

But, she said, 'I didn't know her friends cherished it as much as they did.

'She's going to be sorely missed,' her mother said. 'That's for sure.'

A memorial service is planned for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in New Hyde Park.(c) 2001 Newsday, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

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I didn't have the privilege of knowing Christy; what a beautiful smile! Just paying my respects to her and her family on this the 21st anniversary of that terrible day. I pray you all have peace and happiness in her memory.
Leslie Honcharik, Friend
Sep 18 2022 2:27AM
Just hard to believe that twenty years has gone by for a day that has left us with serious scars! Sending our love to the Addamo family❤️ Christy YOU,ARE MISSED! Love- Giovanna and family
Giovanna Corso, Friend
Sep 11 2021 8:58PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will never forget. I've never been to New York & I never even knew about the Twin Towers until 9-11. I am overwhelmed with those who passed away & still so sad. Each year, I research people who have passed & learn about folks I never knew. Christy sounded like a real go getter. She was doing very well & sounds like on top of her game. I'm so sorry she was taken away. I hope this doesn't cause any pain. I will never forget & now, I will never forget Christy either. I'm not a friend that knew her, but I'm a friend in spirit
Maria Boyland , Friend
Sep 6 2021 4:46AM
Every year I read through this memorial to read the tributes for my former colleagues who we lost. This year marks 20 years since that day but it feels like yesterday. Thinking of the entire Addamo family today and every day. May we live to never see another day like that one ever again. Prayers for Christy.
Janice brier , Colleague
Sep 3 2021 4:12PM
I am on a journey to honor all who lost their lives on 9/11. I pay tribute with a one mile walk or run for each name on the 9/11 Memorial. I honored Christy this week as I walked in the park with a friend. I shared Christy’s story as we walked together and thought of her friends and family who, I am certain, miss her light every day. I share your sorrow.
Patricia Lane, Friend
Jan 15 2021 11:10PM
I think about you often and my heart will always go out to you and your family. God bless the Addamo family.
James Gabriele, Friend
Sep 11 2020 4:02AM
I didn't know Christy. I had just joined MMC in Melbourne Australia a couple of weeks before the attacks. I clicked on her memorial page without thinking, while visiting the memorial site but I relaise I do have something in common with Christy, I am the same age as Christy. Her parents' comments are so incredibly touching. I was really moved by them. Its not natural for children to die before their parents, I hope her parents and family are doing OK.
Sean Kelly, Colleague
Sep 3 2020 1:09AM
Eighteen Years is such a long time to miss someone. I heard them read your name along with others this morning at the memorial service. - Gone but never forgotten - One of many bright stars in the heavens looking down upon us!
Cheryl Unger, Family
Sep 11 2019 1:21PM
Christy was such a warm, kind and funny person. She had a smile that would light up the room. I worked with Christy at Seabury & Smith in New Hyde Park. I would always walk over to the Accounting Dept to chat with her. We had great conversations. I would want to chat for a bit and she would say "ok I have to get back to working" She was a dedicated worker. Christy may you rest in peace.
Doreen Bono Arciello, Colleague
Sep 13 2018 11:22AM
I met Christy in High School PE. We had several classes together and she was always kind, sweet, soft spoken and helpful. Tomorrow is 15 years since that day and she always comes to mind. I hope her family is okay. You are all in my thoughts.
Annette Balnarine, Family
Sep 10 2016 7:25PM
i don't know who she is but she sounds like a wonderful woman i feel bad for her and the family that went through this sorrow but i hope this family gets over this and has a wonderful life but never forgets Christy :)
ashleigh sarvis, Friend
Sep 15 2014 11:46AM
I am using her in a project about the 9/11 attacks. Reading this story helps me understand how hard it is to lose someone. I understand it was only twelve years ago but my thoughts and prayers are sent to her family and loved ones. rip <3
Taylor R, Friend
Sep 13 2013 10:09PM
It is hard to believe that 12 years have gone by since that horific day - the day that you and all of the Marsh colleagues were taken away from us. As I do every year I visit the site on the Anniversary and think of you and all of the lost colleagues who's lifes were cut to short.
Robert Ragone, Colleague
Sep 11 2013 4:10PM
Gone but never forgotten - One of many bright stars in the heavens looking down upon us!
Cheryl Unger, Family
Sep 11 2013 9:06AM
I worked with christys sister Dawn many years ago at Aetna ins. We lost touch but a few years after the attacks, I saw DAwn again. i was so happy to see her and asked how her sisiter was doing. (She always talked about her )she told me what happened. I was so sad for her and her family. We once again lost touch. I wish dawn can contact me so that I can tell her that I think about her a lot and to let her know that I am running the Tunnel to tower run on sept 29 in memory of Christy.
Jenny Molina, Friend
Sep 10 2013 9:06PM
I joined Marsh & McLennan a number of years after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and so did not know any of those lost, but many of my current colleagues did and they often speak of how much they miss their lost friends. I visit the MMCo Memorial Site to remind myself of how much we lost that day. This post is just to let Christy's family and friends know that she, along with all of the others lost that day, will never be forgotten.
Paul Goodwin, Colleague
Sep 12 2012 9:53AM
My college buddy! A beautiful person inside and out. It's been 10 years but never forgotten. Thank you for being part of my life. My thoughts were with you and family today. So very loved, so greatly missed.
Giovanna, Friend
Sep 11 2011 9:31PM
I first met Christy when she interviewed for an accounting position that my department had open at Seabury & Smith, and I was so impressed with her that I hired. Thye say first impressions are everything - we between her great personality and smile she past the first impression test. In either 1994 or 1996 (can not recall the exact date) we were advised that my accounting group be moving to the WTC - at this point I needed to identify which group members and I clearly remember her advising me that she loves working for the group, but she would rather stay local. Knowing that she was such a dedicated employeeit was hard to accept her decision. Years later I ran into her on a subway platform and there was that great personality and smile again. She was not only a great employee, but also a great person. I recall her always talking about her family, and when she did, she would have a sparkle in her eye. She is definitely missed
Robert Ragone, Colleague
Sep 9 2011 1:06PM
I didn't know Christy but I have been working for Marsh since before this tragedy. I think of our many lost colleagues often throughout the year and wanted her family to know that she is not forgotten.
Mary Ann Simpson, Colleague
Sep 7 2011 6:30PM
She was a great girl that I was starting to get to know...
Anna Scavone, Colleague
Sep 2 2011 12:33PM
To Addamo family I donot know you however my brother Christopher Epps also worked for MMC's on the 98 floor as a accountant and perish that day to. You were very bless to have her May God Bless you and your family
Debra Epps, Friend
Sep 15 2010 9:05PM
Thinking of Christy today. I knew Christy in High School. Praying for continued comfort for you. Thankful for good memories.
Michele Stillman, Friend
Sep 11 2010 12:00PM
To Christy's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Rich D.
rich d, Friend
Sep 11 2010 9:07AM
to the Addamo family, after high school i lost touch with basically everyone when i moved to florida. i just recently re-united with my childhood friends. this is when i found out about christy. i was devasted i had no idea. i went to middle and high school with christy. she was the sweetest person ever. she was just a person you could not forget because of her kindness and friendship she offered to heart goes out to your family. God bless
chrissy medina, Friend
Sep 30 2009 3:42PM
Dear Addamo Family, I met Christy when I moved to Queens Village, back in 1979. She was in my second grade class & every class after that throughout the school years into high school. Her & her sister Dawn went to my little sisters birthday party one year. Christy and I shared alot of memories & good times throughout elementary, junior high school & high school. She was a good kindhearted person that left a lasting impression in my heart. I will never forget you my dear old friend. I miss you & think about you all the time. R.I.P.
Lissie Camacho-Thomas, Friend
Sep 27 2009 12:43PM
My mom worked with Christy for two years at Marsh & McLennan, before leaving to take a new job in San Francisco. Just three weeks after my mom left, Christy died. She was so focused, so driven. She knew what she wanted and wasn't afraid to go get it. She was a huge influence on my mom - she encouraged her to go for the new job, and an inspiration to us all. Gone but never forgotten. RIP Christy <3
Ryleigh Storm, Friend
Sep 11 2009 4:04AM
Jul 26 2009 1:55AM
ive never met her but i was three wen she died she is my dads cuzzent
marina addamo, Family
Jul 26 2009 1:42AM
To the Entire Addamo Family. I was in Christy and My cousin Kerri Oest class. 5th grade Mrs Steven's in Queens Village to be exact. I know it's alot of years, but I did know Christy. She was one of the nicest people to me in my class. She was friends with Kerri too. When Kerri told me that she was in the one of the towers that went down, I could not belive what she was telling. I'm so sorry for your loss. Being a new mom and having a daughter, I can't imagine your pain. God Bless you, and continue to comfort you during these hard times. Marjorie Dina
Marjorie Dina, Friend
Sep 11 2008 3:12PM
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Addamo & Dawn, I've been Christy's friend since 3rd grade she introduced herself and immediately shared her pretzels. She was kindest person I ever knew. Rochelle, Christy & I would always walk to school together we were in the same class for many years. I always think of her on this day and her birthday 9/24. You would always send her to school on her birthday with cupcakes she always gave Rochelle & I 2 of them she knew we loved them. She knew I loved snowglobes she got me one for christmas one year. I will never forget her. Love Kerri
Kerri Oest, Friend
Sep 11 2008 10:04AM
Hi- About 2 years ago I was watching the memorial on T.V. and heard her name as I munched on my cheerios... I saw Christy's picture and went numb. I can't believe she was victim of 9/11. I still remember driving to the prom with her. Mrs. Addamo, I had come in to your workplace a few times and never realized... I didn't know so never said anything so I want to reach out now and send my condolences. Christy, Jen and I spent a good part of our junior and senior years in high school together and I'll never forget the 'girl band' we had never started. I think of her with good memories and know you do the same. love, Age
Adrianna(Age) DeAngelis, Friend
Sep 6 2008 3:57PM
Dear the Addamo FAmily, I don't know christy but i'm deeply sorry for your loss, i am however a member of Norte Dame Church. God Bless You.
Danielle, Friend
Jun 14 2008 7:59PM
Although we did not know Christy, our prayers are with your family.
William Adamo - Los Angeles, CA
Sep 11 2007 12:23PM
Dear Family Addamo, I just want to give you my deepest sympathies. I didn't know Christy, but I am sorry for your loss. My family is with you.
Mariana Addamo - Argentina, Colleague
Jul 15 2007 1:32PM
We will never forget.
Metina, Friend
May 21 2007 4:16AM
Greg, Rita and Dawn; My heart goes out to you on this day. Five years ago I did not know what its was like to lose a love one. Five years later I know what that its like. Dad was murder on March 11, 2005 and to this date we are not sure who did it. Christy was a very special kid. I can remember when Rita brought her home from the hospital. What a cute kid. I remember how she used to run up and down that sidewalk looking for dad or playing with her sister or my sister Patti. Those were grand days. To you three my condolocenses and that the good Lord bless you.
Ed Yepes, Friend
Sep 11 2006 9:08PM
I was surfing the net looking for family members that are spread all around the world.. And i came across this website my thougths go out to all family involved i am the daught of vincenzo and debra addamo who is the second youngest child of Joe and gregoria addamo who are deceased.. in melbourne australia
Joanne Addamo, Family
Jun 5 2006 10:49PM
I was surfing the Net looking for information about my grandgrandfather, an italian immigrate in the US. I've put my surname, Addamo, in the Google blank and I've discovered Christy. I've prayed and still do it, for 9/11's victims. I know it could sound stupid, I'm praying for every victim, but when I read her name...I cryed. 4 years has passed, but if I feel as if IT happened yesterday...I can't imagine what you feel. I'm writing just to tell you MI DISPIACE DAVVERO TANTO (I'm really sorry)! May God give you Peace and May Christy make your pain Lighter. Vi sono vicina col cuore.
Rossella Addamo, Family
Nov 25 2005 4:05PM
I didn't know Christy but I want you to know I and my members continue working to help keep her memory alive forever on America's 9-11 Victims memorial quilt. We hope you will include her alongside her co-workers.
Jeannie Ammermann, Friend
Aug 14 2005 7:06PM
I went to grade school with your daughter. I am so sorry for your loss. When I heard the names being read on the anniversary and I heard your daughter's, I kept telling myself that it couldn't be her. You might not believe this, but I still have a birthday gift your daughter gave me in the second grade (I think). Its a statue of a little puppy sitting in a will be with me always. Again, I am sorry.
Mary Newsam, Friend
Dec 13 2004 3:23PM
It has been three years, but I will never forget, I was looking at the pictures of all the people we lost on 9/11. I work for a sister company in Calif. My thought's and prayers are sent to your family. May God give you peace. Sherrie.
Sherrie Murphy, Colleague
Sep 14 2004 1:50PM
Kristy was my daughter's playmate in Queens Village. Although we lost touch after relocating and our children moving on, I was remember remebered Christy, her sister, Mom and Dad fondly. My heart goes out to this wonderful family. We wll always keep her in our prayers and in our hearts.
Maria Cruz, Family
Jun 11 2004 12:54PM
I am employee of Mercer in Los Angeles and my heart goes out to the family. Christy has a smile that any father would melt over. I am personally praying for you.
Jean Saunders, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 4:33PM
As a MMC employee I would like to express my condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Paula Azevedo, Colleague
Jul 16 2002 12:51PM
I didn't know Christy, nor any of the employees of MMC who were lost on 9/11. But, as a former MMC employee from years ago, I wanted to express my condolences. It is both a sad time and a proud time for all of us, knowing that so many wonderful people are no longer with us, but that together, we as a country, can endure such a tragedy. We will always remember those who have been lost and will shall carry on for them.
A. Hamilton, Colleague
Apr 20 2002 12:18AM