Dominique Pandolfo

Family Tribute:Dominique Lisa Pandolfo died tragically and without cause at the WTC on

9/11/01. She was 27 years young. Dominique was born on March 18, 1974, the only child of George and Barbara Pandolfo, in NYC. The family moved to Paramus, NJ where she was raised and attended Paramus High School and then went on to Rutgers College and received her degree in 1996.

After college Dominique tried her hand at teaching, but decided that the business world was more suited for her, especially in the computer field where she could still be in a teaching atmosphere. On Monday, September 10th, she started her first class toward her MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. She previously worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and eventually found her niche at Marsh & McLennan as a regional training coordinator for new employees. It's ironic that the WTC was not her home office, but she was called there for a meeting on the 99th floor that fateful Tuesday morning.

Dominique was a rising star in the company as well as in life. The ease with which she made friends, the respect she claimed, her tenacity with every task, be it work or pleasure will be remembered by everyone she touched. She was a focused and determined young woman who really knew where she was going and what she wanted from life. The sky was the limit.

She is survived by her mother Barbara, her Uncle Michael. Aunt Marian & cousin Leslie Rhein and her loving boyfriend of six years, Jamil Azam.

How do you survive the death of your only child who was the joy of your life!!!

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On every September 11, I think of your precious daughter Dominique. My daughter, Nicole Castino was a friend of hers in school. I remember your daughter, a very sweet young lady. My deepest condolences. Go out to you 💔.
Kathy Castino, Friend
Sep 11 2023 8:16PM
Thinking of Dominique and you today as I am sure each day is hard but, today must be even harder. Feel the love sent your way...((hugs))
Brenda Burnstein, Friend
Sep 11 2023 7:32PM
Every year I come here to pay my respects. I started working full time for MMC in August 2001. Dominique was so kind, she helped me understand where I needed to go and delivered my training. I remember thinking..."Wow I hope I have my stuff together like her one day." She was so kind and I was just a kid who graduated college. She is forever in my thoughts, especially today.
Linda Segarra, Colleague
Sep 11 2023 4:46PM
From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same. March 18, 1974. They will run to you with arms raised, for the very last time. September 11, 2001. The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time until there are no more times. Happy 49th Birthday in Heaven my sweet angel.
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 16 2023 11:10AM
9/11/21 - once again on this now, 20th anniversary I am thinking of your dear Daughter Dominique. May she RIP, such a beautiful girl
Kathy Castino, Friend
Sep 12 2021 2:47AM
Barbara- 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 years…our souls stay warm with the memories of God’s children who were called home early. I did not know your beloved daughter but she has been in my heart and mind since learning of her at the 9/11 museum. Dominique positively affected many lives- so many more than she ever knew and God recognized that and needed her to continue serving us in other ways. We will honor her and our other brothers and sisters by remembering the life, love, and happiness they gave us during their beautiful time on earth. I am grateful that God blessed you with time to enjoy Dominique and the memories of love that you will carry on until you meet again. I will never forget.
Always in Our Hearts, Friend
Sep 11 2021 5:33AM
Dominique Lisa Pandolfo Mar 18, 1974 – Sept 11, 2001 Happy 47th birthday. It has been nearly 20 years since you were taken from me. As I light the candles in honor of you today, I light one for my grief, one for my love, and one for my memories of you that will never die. From the moment you were born you were a joy. Your smile and your loving eyes warmed the hearts of all who met you. You touched and enriched the lives of complete strangers by your kindness, and you brought out the best in others. You were a light that burned out too quickly. Love Forever, Mom
barbara pandolfo, Family
Mar 15 2021 3:37PM
Thinking of your tremendous loss once again on 9/11/20. As a Paramus resident I remember Dominique as she & my Daughter Nicole we’re friends. Sending hugs
Kathy Castino, Friend
Sep 11 2020 0:53PM
Dominique, another birthday without seeing you and being with you to celebrate..your 46th. There isn’t a minute in any day that I don’t think about vou and miss you. I miss you more than words can express or anyone can comprehend. I will never ever stop grieving for the daughter I lost. The bond between mother and daughter never ends. You were my joy, my inspiration, my pal and my friend. I will continue to live and remember deep within my heart how my life was when you were here with me. You will always be the center of my universe. Happy Birthday my Special Angel. Love forever and ever. Mom
Mar 17 2020 3:30PM
Dominique, another birthday without seeing you and being with you to celebrate..your 46th. There isn’t a minute in any day that I don’t think about vou and miss you. I miss you more than words can express or anyone can comprehend. I will never ever stop grieving for the daughter I lost. The bond between mother and daughter never ends. You were my joy, my inspiration, my pal and my friend. I will continue to live and remember deep within my heart how my life was when you were here with me. You will always be the center of my universe. Happy Birthday my Special Angel. Love forever and ever. Mom
Mar 15 2020 4:23PM
March 18, 2018 would have been your 44th birthday. You were taken from me at the tender age of 27..way too soon. I haven't forgotten you; even though it's been so long now since I've seen your face; touched your hand, heard your voice. You are with me all the time. I used to think you left me. I know better now. You come to me. Sometimes in fleeting moments I feel your presence close by. But I still miss you. And nothing, no person, no joy, no accomplishment, no distraction can fill the gaping hole your absence has left in my life. I want to thank you for the time we shared, for the love you gave, for the wisdom you spread. I will carry the lessons YOU taught me always Your life has ended, but your light can never be extinguised. It continues to shine upon me even on the darkest nights and illuminates my way. Forever and always, MOM
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 14 2018 2:02PM
Fifteen years ago today you were taken from me. I still find it hard to believe that you are gone and the pain still fills my very being. Your memory and all you stood for will always remain forever in my heart. I can't begin to tell you how much you are missed by those who love you. The void that was left behind will never be filled. Not a day goes by without a thought, a smile, a laugh or a tear when thinking of you and how you touched so many lives. I treasure my precious moments of you and know you are with me in my heart and in spirit. My life will never be the same without you. You were a loving and precious daughter. You were a light that burned out too quickly. Always in my heart. Mom - See more at:
Barbara Pandolfo Mother, Family
Sep 14 2016 4:30PM
Dominique Lisa Pandolfo March 18, 1974 - September 11, 2001 Today would have been your 42nd birthday. To honor you, I get up every day and take a breath, and start another day without you in it..To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile and the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge. To honor you I take the time to appreciate everything around me..I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours. You were my light, my heart, my gift of love. Miss and love you forever. Happy Birthday....Miss you and love you forever. MOM
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 18 2016 6:32PM
Dominique was a fellow Trainer and someone I looked forward to meeting with. I'd fly from Cleveland to NYC for our gatherings, and always felt welcomed by her. She had a bright smile, warm personality and a good energy.
Michelle C Braun, Colleague
Sep 11 2015 11:24AM
The Last TimeFrom the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same.You might long for the person you were before, when you had freedom and time, And nothing in particular to worry about.You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,And days will run into days that are exactly the same,Full of feedings and burping, Nappy changes and crying,Whining and fighting, Naps or a lack of naps,It might seem like a never-ending cycle.But don't forget.There is a last time for everything.There will come a time when you feed your baby for the very last time.They will fall asleep on you after a long dayAnd it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.One day you will carry her on your hip, then set her down,And never pick her up that way again.You will scrub her hair in the bath one night And from that day on she will want to bathe alone.She will hold your hand to cross the road, then never reach for it again.She will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,And it will be the last night you ever wake to this.She will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,The next day she will ask to walk to the gate alone.You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.She will one day run to you with arms raised, for the very last time.The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time until there are no more times, and even then, it will take you a while to realize.So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them.For one last time.Author unknownIf only there was one more day!!!!Love, Your MOM forever
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 9 2014 10:38AM
I worked with Dominique as a LTC for the department. She was bright and energetic and was always willing to help if she did not know she would point you in the wright direction.... I have this one memory of Dominique that I will never forget,, One day she asked me to help her clear her printer jam from her personal printer,,, mw being mr. fixit decided to stick my fingers inside the printer, well Dominique turned the printer on while my fingers was inside and the rollers pinched my finger. she felt bad for me but not bad enough for me to go home that day from the pain,,,, she called me all types of names but it did not bother me cause we all joked like that... Me, her, John Carden, Robert Brown and Georgia Rinaldi......Company Family... Dee U are missed. cant imagine how her mom feels about losing a angel,, I will always remember you Dee.... So many good people gone on that one day,,,
Antoine Mc Cants Sr., Colleague
Jul 23 2014 10:59AM
Dominique was my introduction to the M&M; family at a new employee orientation. I was also lucky enough to work with her on some projects envolving college recruiting. Funny, bright and really warm personality is how I would describe her. Every year on the aniversary I think Of Dominique becasue I was also supposed to be at that meeting but happened to be traveling that day. I can't believe it's been 13 years already.
Brian Vinson, Colleague
Mar 24 2014 12:09PM
March 18th..Your 40th birthday. I quote some words, 'As the years unfold, whether together on this earth or apart, a Mother and Daughter's love will be joined forever in their hearts'. Dominique, I miss you every second of every day and night. You were my inspiration, my joy, my pride and my Pal. I carry you in my heart wherever I am. I share so many of our memorable days with all who love you. I will continue to live and remember deep with my heart how my life was when you were here with me. Dome, you will always be my greatest gift and the best part of me. You will always be the center of my universe. Happy Birthday, honey. All my love Forever, Mom -
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 17 2014 2:09PM
I think of you so often. I see little things that would make us laugh, eat matzo ball soup, hear certain songs, pluck my eyebrows or just random things that remind me of you. You were truly one in a million and the world is a little bit more dull because you're not here to shine. Xoxo
Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher, Friend
Sep 11 2013 10:23PM
This was written well for Dominique and great for her Mother Barb ((Hugs))
Brenda Lee Burnstein, Family
Sep 11 2013 5:46PM
I babysat Dominique when she was little and I will forever remember her as a bright and beautiful child that was the center of her parent's world. I would play a lot of games with her and was amazed at how smart she was at such a young age. She obviously used those God given talents as she matured. She was a gift to this world for too short a time. My heartfelt love to her Mom Barbara who has lived with this incredible loss for 12 years now.
Donna Gardinier, Family
Sep 11 2013 9:52AM
'And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln Dom clearly had a life well lived by how much she is still loved and missed by her beloved Mother, family and friends.Hug to Barbara today & always!
Georgann Steele, Friend
Sep 11 2013 8:17AM
Dominique - you are always in my thoughts. And, I delight in the nights where you enter my dreams. Sometimes we are kids again and playing our childhood games, but more often we're adults as you would be now and we just talk. As my daughter is now the age you and I were as dear childhood friends, I see our friendship all over again through her, and encourage her to delight in the stuff we did as kids. Much, much love to you and to Barbara.
Robin Lustgarten Miller, Friend
Sep 10 2013 10:37PM
9/11/'s been 12 long years! 'So loving, so missed, so loved'. My beautiful angel, who touched the hearts of so many who knew her and brought so much happiness to my life. This day is remembered and will always be kept, no words are needed, WE SHALL NEVER FORGET, for those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Gone from my life, but your love and memories are forever in my heart. Love Always, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 10 2013 2:19PM
March 18th..39..Another birthday without seeing you and being with you to celebrate. There isn't a minute in any day that I don't think about you and miss you. I miss you more than words can ever express or anyone can comprehend. I will never ever stop grieving for the daughter I lost. I think about the little girl I raised, the girl who grew up so caring, so giving, so loving, so healthy and so full of fun. I miss the times we spent together. You were and are my life, my happiness and will always be my heart and my soul. Happy 39th Birthday. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 12 2013 11:26AM
I talked about Dom today to 700 high school students at a school about 45 min from where flight 93 when down. I am a motivational speaker to kids all across the country and live to inspire the next generation. I mentioned that I had a sweet friend from college who was in the WTC on 9/11. Talked about how much fun she was to be around. How she could lift your spirits with her laugh and smile. Such an honest and fun girl. I told the kids how I'm sure Dom would want us to not live in sadness, but carry on her spirit of joy and an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest it had to offer. Like the rest of you, I miss her too. Barbara, I don't know you, but wish I could give you a hug today. Carry on with hope. You're a strong and courageous woman.
Mike 'Rug' Hall, Friend
Sep 11 2012 1:54PM
I worked with Dominique in her short teaching career in NJ. I remember her as a young, enthusiastic teacher and who would do anything for her special needs students. We liked to joke around and teased each other about our ancestries. We shared good times at Happy Hour and I was sad to see her leave the field of teaching but I know it was what she needed to do. God Bless her, her family and friends.
Tony Saraceno, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 7:16AM
Dome, this is your 11th year in Heaven, and who ever said 'Time heals all Wounds,' never had a daughter like you. The hole you left in my heart can never be filled. It feels like only yesterday that you were laughing, singing and telling jokes, and of course I cannot forget that big smile you always had. I think that not being able to talk to you and tell you how much you meant to me and HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU is one of the hardest things a parent has to endure. With the help of some very special friends your memory lives on. With all my, MOM
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 10 2012 10:19AM
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Each happiness of yesterday is a precious remembrance for tomorrow. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Aug 26 2012 11:22AM
Good Bless you and keep you. Look after your Mum from above
peter, Colleague
Jul 23 2012 7:37AM
Dominique had a passion for life that was contagious to all who had the fortune of knowing her. While her life was certainly too short, those who were touched by her understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her smile,humor and passion for life brought so much joy to both family and friends. xoxo Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Dec 4 2011 11:46AM
I met Dominique just a few weeks before 9/11 at our NYU Business School orientation. I remember signing up for my first class and for our first assigned project we needed to form a team. I distinctly remember seeing Dominique standing off to the side smiling, happy, radiant engaged in conversation with others and I rushed over to her to ask if she'd join our team because I knew she would add so much. She had that kind of magnetism. She had that kind of appeal. I will always remember my brief friendship with Dominique as special and priceless. Rest in peace Dominique. You will always be cherished.
Matt, Friend
Sep 9 2011 3:28PM
What can be written about a child that was your sunshine and hopes, then is taken so tragically from your life. No one can know the heartache and sense of loss unless you personally have experienced it. A child with such potential...I will never know what could have been. I think abou the little girl I raised, the girl who grew up so caring, so giving, so loving, so healthy and so full of fun. You had such a bright future ahead of you that all came to a sudden end on 9/11. You were my heart and my love and the memory of your tragic death lives with me each day. Your shining spirit helps to ease the pain of what should have been. I love you, Dome. Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 6 2011 11:00AM
My husband and I were friends with Dominique in college. I can't say anything about Dominique that hasn't been said, she was kind, vibrant, beautiful. She was the life of the party. While I only knew her briefly Dominique will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I hope there are DJ's so we can dance again in heaven Dom. Put us on the list so we don't have to wait in line when we get there.
A friend from Rutgers, Friend
May 5 2011 10:11PM
March 18, 2011...your 37th birthday. I cannot hold your hand, I cannot see your smile. I can only recall the love we had shared from your short time on earth. I can smile that you lived and cherish your memory and make sure it lives on. This is how I will spend your birthday weeping a mother's tears. I thank you for the gift you were and all the gifts you gave to me. Precious child, gone too soon, you will live forever in my heart. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 15 2011 10:19AM
I met Dominique in August 2001 at orientation for grad school. She was actually the first person I met at NYU. I could tell immediately what a kind, smart, friendly, and fun person she was. I had hoped we would continue to be friends throughout our years at Stern and thereafter. Although I did not know her very long, she made such an impact on me. She will be missed.
Cindy, Friend
Sep 16 2010 11:37AM
rest in peace Dominique.
Jeff Worth, Colleague
Sep 11 2010 8:55AM
Nine Very Long Years--This is not original, but it speaks volumes~~~~ 'Some times when I sit upon my chair, I swear I hear your step on the stair. I sit quietly and wait and while I stare, I relive again the horror that you are not here. What I would give to once again, Feel your cheek,touch your hair. To have you here playful and happy, Alive and warm and as always sassy! But in my heart is a soft, warm spot, A place were we will never part. I will cradle you there and love you forever, While you soar with the angels...and light up the heavens. You are missed by all more than words can say. We remember you every day. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 10 2010 11:13AM
3/18/10 Happy 36th birthday, Dominique. For 27 years we celebrated your birthday with cake, candles and gifts and so many kisses and hugs. And now for nine years I've celebrated your birthday alone, with tears of sadness and an aching heart. But always through the tears I am so thankful for the joy you brought to me for those 27 years you were here. I think of you and miss you every day. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Mar 17 2010 9:08PM are thought about and missed every single day. I wish we could have been closer but I moved away young...but I am honored that I can call such an amazing woman my cousin! Love you and thinking of you always!
Candice, Family
Sep 11 2009 6:55PM
I did not know Dominique personally but when I donated blood today at our local 9/11 drive I was given a sticker saying my pint was donated in memory of Dominique Pandolfo. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and to the others that have lost loved ones. God Bless.
Melissa Pettite, Friend
Sep 11 2009 5:54PM
At first Dominique was a colleague of mine that quickly become a friend of mine. She was well liked & so much fun to be around. She is truly missed and I especially think of her & miss her today. Tami
Tami Rohner, Friend
Sep 11 2009 9:43AM
I did not know Dominique, but as part of a dedicated project to remember each of the victims of 9/11/2001, I was selected to remember her. I did so on my blog. In my research into Dominique's life, it was clear that she was a wonderful and talented person who died much too young at age 27. I am certain there were many people in Dominique's life whose lives were forever shattered by those who do not believe in American Values or the American Dream. I believe Dominique was living the American Dream, and should be an inspiration to all of us. Her unfortunate death should remind all of us about the fragile nature of life, the promise of America, and the necessity to defend both. Truly no person is an island, and we were all diminished by the loss of Dominique Pandolfo on September 11, 2001. I am certain her memory will live on with all of those lives she touched in her time.
Robert Dean, Colleague
Sep 10 2009 6:50PM
Although time continues to move forward the pain of losing you never lessens. Every day you are thought of and dearly missed. My love for you never fades and memories together keeps you close to my heart. With each star in the sky, every dragonfly that takes flight and every sunflower that blooms you are remembered and loved. Forever, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 10 2009 2:39PM
Time goes by so fast and there is never a moment when you are not missed or thought about. I will always shed tears of sorrow for your absence. You are always in my heart, Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Jun 21 2009 10:57AM
This is the 8th Christmas you are not here with me. You brought not only pride, smiles and laughter, but also warmth and caring to the lives you touched, and an ever deepening happiness to the hearts of everyone lucky enough to have been part of your life My love for you is everlasting. I miss you more than words can say. XOXOXO Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Dec 26 2008 10:01AM
Un pensiero commosso per tutte le vittime innocenti della barbarie umana e insieme un omaggio affettuoso alla memoria della vostra Dominique:angelo perduto tra gli angeli.
americo pandolfo, Friend
Sep 21 2008 3:38AM
Dominique grew up near me. I remember as a child I'd sometimes see her in her backyard swimming in her pool. She was an acquantaince to me, I was four years older than her. We got older and I'd see her in Paramus High and pass her in the halls and say 'hello.' She was always so friendly and was always smiling. When I saw her name listed as one of the victims of 9/11, I was devestated. Though I didn't know her well (because of our age difference, probably) her loss was very upsetting to me. I remember this happy young girl who was full of life and always extended her kindness to everyone. Maybe she wouldn't remember me, maybe she would, but every year on September 11th I think of her with such sadness. I even watch as they read the names to listen specifically for her name and always have a hard time holding back the tears. My heart breaks for her mom, and I just want you to know that she is thought about, still 7 years later, by more people than you can imagine.
An old acquantaince, Friend
Sep 12 2008 1:40PM
It's hard to believe that it has been 7 years & that this wonderful person has been gone so long. I think of her every time I see a J. Crew store and remember all of the things that I never would have purchased it she didn't convince me to go shopping with her. She had a great personality & sense of humor & she'll always be missed
Georgia, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 6:08PM
We miss you more than ever! I'm sure you were smiling down on your Mom today.
Kelly Maxwell-Dice, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 12:32PM
This should have been written for your 34th birthday on March 18th. So brief your life, yet so profound the significance. Still struggling with 9/11 and the great pain of missing you, I sometimes find it difficult to see clearly through my tears. But when I am able, I realize you are always with me - in the comfort of yesterday; in the appreciation of today...and the promise of tomorrow. Loving you has taught me that we each have a special place in this world. Within the family, Amoung our friends, and in this moment. Forever and always. So brief your life Dome, yet so profound the significance. Holding you close in my heart. Love, Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Apr 23 2008 5:40PM
I've missed Dome everyday since 9/11...and I will continue to miss her smile, her laughter, her energy...just everything. Dome is truly a special person to me - a life friend. Someone who will be with me in my thoughts and prayers forever. I just want to say... .I miss you Dome.. I miss you more than ever! I'll make sure that I'm there for your mom. I love you both.
Shawn Escoffery, Friend
Sep 11 2007 3:30PM
I just wanted to send a message to Dominique's mother Barbara – I met you at our pool this summer and you told me all about your wonderful daughter. I didn't know how else to get in touch with you but wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you a lot today. My prayers are with you and I wanted you to know I care. I know Dominique is smiling down on you, especially today. Jill Miroddi
Jillane Miroddi, Friend
Sep 11 2007 2:50PM
An good, old school friend, lost tragically, six years ago today along with so many other wonderful people. I can only pray that you're looking down and watching over your mom and close family and friends. I know everyone still feels your lively spirit, and in that regard you'll live on forever. God Bless.
Heather Franey, Friend
Sep 11 2007 11:02AM
Although we weren't blood relatives I still considered Dominique my family. I think about her all the time. She is loved and missed and always remembered. Love, Randi
Randi Simon, Family
Sep 11 2007 9:24AM
9/11/07 --Today is the day, 6 years ago, that our lives would change forever. Today is the day, 6 years ago, that our hearts broke in two. Today is the day, 6 years later, that her presence if forever missed by those who loved and knew her. Greatly loved and sadly missed. Your mom.
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Aug 30 2007 12:04PM
I live in Costa Rica, a small and peaceful country in Central America. I speak Spanish, Inglish not very much. My country only have one family named Pandolfo, I was surprised and shockme so much to know that in this tragedy there was one person with our last name. I promise, I don´t forget Dominique Pandolfo. My prayers are with you, God Bless you.
Cristiana Pandolfo, Friend
May 28 2007 12:26PM
My Dearest Dominique Birthdays mark the passage of time...and it's been over 5-1/2 years. They bring back memories of gatherings with friends and family. They celebrate the lives of very special people, people who made such a difference in the lives of others; people like you, Dominique. Your are treasured in my memory today, tomorrow and for the rest of my life. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I shall always love and never forget you. Life goes on, but it sure isn't the same without you. Happy 33rd Birthday, March 18th. Wish you were here. Loved and sadly missed, Mom
Barbara, Family
Mar 6 2007 9:33AM
Ms. Pandolfo was a teacher of mine in Readington, NJ when I was in seventh grade. She was easily one of my favorite teachers. Although I was only in one class with her for one year, we became close and continued to email for a year or two after she left my school. I was devastated to hear of her passing when I asked another teacher from school if she had her from Ms. P. Many tributes describe her ability to be a great friend or colleague; I just wanted to share that she was a great teacher as well, with a unique ability to connect to her students. She will be missed by many in that capacity as well.
Maddy, Friend
Jan 5 2007 3:24PM
We probably were relatives, because we don´t have so many Pandolfo in the world. For me this year of 2001 will be always remembered because in August, 21, so 21 days before that tragedy my father died from cancer. My name is Héctor Luis Pandolfo Júnior and I live in São Paulo - Brazil. I´m 41 and I hope God bless all our family. So sad. Héctor Luis Pandolfo Júnior.
Héctor Luis Pandolfo Júnior, Family
Sep 25 2006 12:23PM
As the 5th anniversary of 9/11 approached, I found myself thinking about the family and friends of those lost that day. My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone that day. And to Barbara, the mother of Dominique, you must know how this has affected even those who didn't loose a family member or friend that day. I know your daughter is in a special place and I hope it brings comfort to you.
Nafeesah Williams-Green, Colleague
Sep 15 2006 8:54AM
My mother was called PANDOLFO. I am Frech and my called Jean-Claude AVERSO, I am believing I will request for this lady and never again that. I do not forget that me also I have blood PANDOLFO in the veins. Will all my support and courage Jean-Claude AVERSO
Jean-Claude AVERSO, Family
Sep 13 2006 12:02PM
I was looking at sites and tributes on the 5th year anniversary of this tradgedy and came across your site. I look into the eyes of the person in this picture and see a kind, loving beautiful young woman. It is sad that her life was taken so prematurely. May God bless her and her family. So sad.
Keith, Friend
Sep 11 2006 11:21PM
Dominique will always be remebered in my prayers and in my thoughts. My heart and prayers go out to Dominique's family and close friends.
James Niwinski, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 7:40PM
I started my first day at Marsh in July of 2001. When I first started I was greeted by Dominique during orientation. She was friendly and very helpful to me. I remember talking to her about working in the city because that is why I took the job at Marsh so I could move from L.I. office to work in the city myself. We talked for awhile and she even emailed me a couple of times to make sure I was doing ok. I only knew Dominique for a short period of time, but I don't think I will ever forget her and this tragegy. I listen every year for her name. I keep her in my prayers as well as her family and friends. I just want to say my thoughts and prayers are with Dominique's family and friends, and for all the Marsh employees who lost there life that morning. God bless.
stacy, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 11:49AM
Dear Dome, not a day passes that I don't think of you. For someone whom I knew for such a short time your life, friendship, and being will eternally have a huge impact on me. You were truly one in a million and I miss the friendship we had. My thoughts are with your mom not just on this difficult anniversary day but everyday. Lots of love to you in heaven and your family and friends who carry on your memory. I miss you!
Kristin Scrabis-Fletcher, Friend
Sep 10 2006 11:45PM
Hello to the Pandolfo family, My husband Salvatore Pepe worked for Marsh also and I will have the privilege and honor to read your daughter's name on our 5th anniversary. Your daughter will never be forgotten and our pain is a constant reminder of our deep loss. With deepest sympathies, Cathy Pepe
Cathy Ng-Pepe, Friend
Sep 8 2006 11:01AM
Your death has left a gaping hole in my life and heart, producing an emptiness that will never be filled. I miss your voice, the sound of your laughter, the funny endearing things you did and those moments when i was infuriated with you. I miss the dreams i had for you and i miss the future you will never have. Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Jan 14 2006 3:13PM
Another is so hard to believe. Your spirit was with us at Ground Zero on Sunday. The dragonflies were hovering over us. The pain never goes away, Missing my sweet, beautiful Dome more than ever. Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 15 2005 7:51AM
I went to high school with Dominique. I remember how full of life she was our senior year. I think she danced at ever senior event we had. She always had a smile ready. She will be missed
Lisa Apostole (Galati), Friend
Aug 13 2005 12:45AM
It has been three years since you were taken from me and the pain is like it happened yesterday. You are always in my heart. With all my love Mom
Barbara Pandolfo, Family
Sep 11 2004 10:55PM
Hi, I know that you wont read this but we will miss you
bob, Family
Sep 15 2003 11:21AM
I know we said we would keep in touch, but as we all know people drift apart. This message is long over due. Your missed by more people then you could ever imagine, and you touched people in many ways. I guess we shouldn’t have kept putting off getting together for lunch the way we did. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. For a short time I was lucky enough to call you a friend. My thoughts will always be with you. A friend and ex coworker.
A friend and excoworker, Friend
Sep 11 2003 10:46AM
Dominique once wrote the following about the loss of a very special mutual friend. It seems terribly appropriate that I may now reference it here... 'we had the honor and privledge of meeting and befriending one of the most amazing people we will ever know in our lifetimes. ' I am thankful for the times we shared and will never forget your smile, your sparkle, you! Peace on Earth!
Alicia (Aldo) Mladsi, Friend
Dec 12 2002 11:00AM
A long year has gone by although in many ways it seems like yesterday that we realized that Dominique would not be coming home. I'll never forget holding her mother in my arms and hearing her sobs from deep within her soul. Thank goodness Dome's smile and infectious personality cannot be forgotten. I could go on and on about all her virtues (and there were many) but at the end of the day the ache of missing her is still so fresh and overwhelming.
Jill Kulbe, Family
Sep 15 2002 5:47PM
Dominique's special attributes as a professional educator are why I hired her as a trainer at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her characteristics as a person are why she was a friend. She never let me down on either count. I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Although many of us have been grieving with you over the past year, I'm convinced that Dominique will live on in your hearts and those of the many others who loved her.
Dave Brown, Colleague
Sep 12 2002 12:40PM
I loved her too. Dominique taught me Marsh's Concur program, one that I was very apprehensive about learning. To be a teacher is a gift and Dominique certainly had the gift she was an excellent teacher. I learned the program with ease. I am very sad that we only had her as a friend and teacher for such a short time. I think of Dominique often. My prayers are with you-God Bless you all. Ronnie
Ronnie Thyben, Friend
Sep 12 2002 11:31AM
My family and I pray for you. You had a very special daughter whom I've known since hanging out at Paramus Pool. God bless you and Dominique, but I know she is in good hands!!! A Friend!!!
A Friend..., Friend
Sep 12 2002 1:55AM
We can no longer laugh at your jokes, talk about what will be in the future or hang out again. I'm sorry what has happened. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to see you just one more time. Your energy, confidence, uplifting personality will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. My prayers are with you, your family and friends.
Greg Williams, Friend
Sep 11 2002 3:43PM
My family feels your loss Barbara. Hang in there.You will see her in heaven.
john pandolfo, Family
Sep 11 2002 12:40PM
It's been a year and I still have the urge to call her on a Monday night while she's watching Ally McBeal. It's been a year and I still haven't taken her contact information out of my planner. It's been a year and I still can't bring myself to plant the seeds given out at her memorial service. It's been a year and I still feel the pain of losing some one I lost before really getting to know. Dom, you're still with us. You touched me, like many others, from the moment you smiled and opened your mouth to say 'Hey.' I will never forget you...
Kerrin Burke, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 12:19AM
A letter to Dom: Words cannot describe the shock and overwhelming sadness when I read through an email that you were gone. Here it is one year after that horrific day and I still think of you daily. It is fuinny b/c I have a pot that we bought at IKEA together on one of our fun shopping outings and you told me thta i would hate that pot and never to cook rice in it and you were right. But just to spite you I use that pot every time I cook as a tribute to you- you would be proud b/c I actually cook now! Dom, you were unbelieveable. I willnever forget the fun we had teaching and the laughs we had at lunch at Limone's or sitting listening to all of the complaining of the others. How we never wanted to become those 'old cranky teachers'. You were fabulous with the kids and even helped me to find the good in teh challengin ones, LJ! SO maony times over the past year I have thought oh, I should call Dominique and tell her this or Dominique would definitrely know what shoes to wear with this and how to wear my makeup. You were my walking Style / Elle magazine in one! The beauty of our frinedship was that we could go months without talking and then pick up right where we left off. I have so much to tell you now! I will continue to speak to you through prayers and thoughts and I will still 'consult' you when I am trying to get dressed and actually look like something. I also will never sing Come on Irene the right way after out shopping trip to Pennsylvania! I do miss you and know you are showering love down on your mom and Jameel constantly. I am also sure that you are standing at the pearly gates as the fashion police making the necessary changes to the new angels! Miss you!
Kristin A. Scrabis, Friend
Sep 6 2002 9:07PM
My dear Dominique, I am carrying on your great work as the regional training coordinator. Your loss has changed my life. I think about you every day and see your face every time I look into one of the books you wrote for the company. I know that you are looking down on me and are guiding me through this job. I miss you very much... You were very special to me.....I will never forget you. JAN
Jan P. Brenner, Colleague
May 19 2002 12:19AM
When Barbara was pregnant with Dominique, I stayed with her until Dominique was born. My father and mother picked them up from the hospital for the drive home. My father carried this beautiful baby girl in his arms to her home. I met her the first day she was born and lucky enough to meet her again many years later when she was a beautiful woman. My thoughts are always with you... Michele
Michele Shipp, Family
Apr 12 2002 9:48PM
The first time I met Dom,her Mom,Barbara,one of my cherished friends,came to work as an administrative professional as,my evening assist.She came into the lobby,to meet me and it was then that I came to know this beautiful,smart,'sassy'young woman.Her mom and I came to be the best of friends...seeking each other's company on the weekend. Dom's sense of style,determination and all out ability to make someone feel comfortable and wanted,were never wavering gifts...and the guidance from her Mom was so apparent!Many a Saturday Morning included 'brisk' conversations of all kinds subjects which added to her rapid growth as a young woman--a leader,no nonsense approach to life,a budding romance,and a human being of character,dignity and ethics. On one of our Saturday jaunts(Barb&Me;),it was a usual Manhatten trip,she came with us.We were in Macys(Herald Sq.) and the subject of 'skin care' came about.Armed with the latest 'Jane',Marie-Claire suggestions,she decided that a new strategy was needed for her skin!Over to the 'la-prarie' counter we all went,and she decided that a particular product in their line was the answer for woe's. Her Mom and I gulped when the saleswoman announced the price for the item (it was just under $100),we both decided to treat her-.How could one refuse her(and she never asked us to buy it),but those beautiful eyes---well,there was no decision.We both reached into our'linty'purses(payday was a week away),and just paid for it.She was thrilled,and so were we! Generous?Ah,yes!At Barbara's birthday celebration,a few yrs. ago was going to be in NYC.Dom looked beautiful!And her 'signature'manerism's were abound..armed with that tell-tale flip of her hair,perfectly applied make-up and well-appointed clothing..well you couldn't help notice her--she glowed in the candle-light.The restaurant was 'so-her',dinner and conversation flowed like a fine wine.The check arrived.I asked her to tell me my end of the evening and she said...'this is on me for all the times you've taken care of my Mom'...and I knew this young woman had arrived,the world was her'oyster'. On Sept.11,2001,I had no idea she would be in that vacinity...she was usually up-town...but not t hat day.How do you comfort her parent,friend.and advisor...her Mom.It's paralizing!!!! I think of her everyday.I pray she is safe and in comfort. I could never forget her.I love you Dominique.Be well,and 'may God hold you in the palm in his Hand'. Love,Marie
Dr.Marie D.Moore, Family
Apr 6 2002 1:29AM
Dominique was such a sweet person - always smiling. I worked with her every Monday morning at the New Hire Orientation sessions for new Marsh employees. After my presentation was finished, she would come right in with a smile, and a 'Good morning, Stacey!' and always asked how my weekend was. I remember that the last time I saw her was the Orientation on Monday morning - Sept 10, 2001. That image of her smiling and helping the employees the last peaceful day we all knew will stay with me always. She was kind, and funny and a very sweet person.
Stacey Tatar, Colleague
Apr 5 2002 4:38PM
I considered Dominique a colleague and a friend. Although I worked with her for such a short time, I will miss her wonderful attitude, her ability to smile through it all, and her easy going personality that made you feel right at home. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her and worked with her.
Jennifer Carey, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 1:38PM
Dominique is someone that I will never forget. She was one of the first Colleagues that I met at my orientation, and has left such an everlasting impression. My first impression of her was that she is a very kind, helpful and uplifting person. Having been so nervous, she helped me get thru my first day at Marsh. Although I didn't get to know her on a personal level, I was able to share a couple of laughs with her at the Marsh Christmas party of 2000. I accepted a new position at MMC on September 4, 2001. I was so excited and e-mailed Dominique right away, to see if I could sign up for computer classes. Within minutes she responded and had signed me up for classes to begin the end of September. I saved the e-mail that she has sent to me. Once in a while I go back and read it, I still could see her friendly smile.
Mariella Palazzo, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 12:59PM
Althought i did not know you well i had only met you once at orientation you left an impresion on me and i was sadden to here the news , I remember you as being very nice that day and made me feel comfortable about calling you on any issues i had with any of the programs, you had even sent me an email on how to clean up my files in my computer months later .
jill helmus, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 12:39PM
Dominique was such a special person. She made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She always made you smile or laugh. She was knowledgeable and committed to helping others. Dominique touched so many people's lives. I am so happy to have known her, and proud to have been her friend. She is missed by all of those who knew her.
Kelly Maxwell-Dice, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 12:28PM
Although I never got to know Dominique Pandolfo personally, I was touched by her lost. My only interaction with Dominique was through emails regarding computer courses. She had sent an email to me back in August of 2001 regarding a class that was to be rescheduled the end of September & she told me to get back with her around that time. When I returned from vacation in September, after the attacks, I was overwhelmed by all the emails for those who were lost on September 11th. When I got an email on Dominique, I was shocked & distraught to say the least. Here is a person that I had spoken to maybe once but always saw on the elevators or cafeteria. To this day, I still have the email that she sent to me. I will always remember her as a kind, responsive & professional individual.
Nafeesah Williams-Green, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 11:34AM