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Connecticut Remembers 161 Victims Of 9/11 Tied To State At Sherwood Island

The state's 9/11 memorial service draws hundreds of people to Sherwood Island State Park in Westport last Thursday.
The state's 9/11 memorial service draws hundreds of people to Sherwood Island State Park in Westport last Thursday. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, killing nearly 3,000 people — 161 of whom had ties to Connecticut.

Each of those 161 victims, who are all listed below, are honored at the State of Connecticut’s official memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

People gathered on Sept. 11, 2001, on that same peninsula to observe the devastation of the attacks on Lower Manhattan across Long Island Sound. The site was also used in the following days and weeks as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts to New York City. The state's annual memorial ceremony was held there last Thursday. ( Click here to read the story at the Daily Voice.)

The park is home to a wall of names inside the main pavilion as well as a grassy, rectangular memorial near the water’s edge outdoors.

In honor of the lives lost 15 years, ago, all U.S. and state of Connecticut flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11. All state, local, municipal, corporate, and other flags should be lowered as well. The state will also illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – known as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights beginning at dusk on Sunday, Sept. 11.

For a list of memorial events scheduled for Sunday in Fairfield County, click here . One of the largest memorial events will be the CT United Ride, a motorcycle motorcade that will travel through 10 Fairfield County towns.

Here is the list of people with ties to Connecticut who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and who are included in the memorials at Sherwood Island State Park:

  • Laurence Abel
  • Bryan C. Bennett
  • Jeffrey D. Bittner
  • Christopher J. Blackwell, FDNY
  • Allen Patrick Boyle
  • Alexander Braginsky
  • Francis Henry (Frank) Brennan
  • Thomas M. Brennan
  • Joseph M. Calandrillo
  • Edward Calderon
  • Sandra Campbell
  • Alejandro Castano
  • Juan Ceballos
  • Stephen P. Cherry
  • Kevin F. Cleary, Esq.
  • Geoffrey W. Cloud
  • Keith Eugene Coleman
  • Scott Thomas Coleman
  • Margaret Conner
  • Kevin P. Connors
  • Joseph John Coppo
  • Dolores Costa
  • Brian Thomas Cummins
  • Paul Curioli
  • Patrick Danahy
  • Anthony Demas
  • Lt. Kevin Donnelly, FDNY
  • John Bruce Eagleson
  • Michael Egan
  • Ulf Ramm Ericson
  • Eric B. Evans
  • Wendy R. Faulkner
  • Edward T. Fergus, Jr.
  • Bradley Fetchet
  • Paul M. Fiori
  • John Fiorito
  • Bennett Lawson Fisher
  • Peter C. Fry
And:
  • Richard Peter Gabriel, Sr.
  • Richard S. Gabrielle
  • James A. Gadiel
  • Thomas E. Galvin
  • Osseni Mama Garba
  • Christopher Samuel Gardner
  • Peter Alan Gay
  • Peter Gerard Gelinas
  • Robert Gerlich
  • Lawrence Getzfred
  • Evan Hunter Gillette
  • Ronald Gilligan
  • Steven Lawrence Glick
  • Wilder A. Gomez
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy Gopu
  • Edwin J. Graf, III
  • Donald F. Greene
  • James A. Greenleaf, Jr.
  • Pedro Grehan
  • James D. Halvorson
  • Sean S. Hanley
  • Christine Lee Hanson
  • Peter Burton Hanson
  • Sue Kim Hanson
  • Timothy John Hargrave
  • Michele Heidenberger
  • H. Joseph Heller
  • John Henwood
  • Robert Higley, II
  • James J. Hobin
  • Judith Florence Hofmiller
  • Paul R. Hughes
  • William Christopher Hunt
  • Thomas Edward Hynes
  • John F. Iskyan
  • Ariel Louis Jacobs
  • Michael Grady Jacobs
  • Mark Steven Jardim
  • Robert Thomas Jordan
Also:
  • Richard M. Keane
  • Peter R. Kellerman
  • Maurice Patrick Kelly
  • William Hill Kelly, Jr.
  • Amy King
  • Glenn Davis Kirwin
  • Stephen LaMantia
  • Gary E. Lasko
  • Robert A. Lawrence, Jr.
  • Joseph A. Lenihan
  • Adam J. Lewis
  • Steven B. Lillianthal
  • Garry W. Lozier
  • Michael J. Lyons
  • Edward "Teddy" F. Maloney
  • Ada Mason
  • Kevin Michael McCarthy
  • Juliana McCourt
  • Ruth McCourt
  • Eamon McEneaney
  • Michael G. McGinty
  • Francis McGuinn
  • William J. Meehan, Jr.
  • Eskedar Melaku
  • Raymond Joseph Metz, III
  • Joel Miller
  • Michael M. Miller
  • Cheryl Ann Monyak
  • Lindsay S. Morehouse
  • Jude Moussa
  • Cesar A. Murillo
  • Christopher William White Murphy
Also:
  • Daniel Robert Nolan
  • Robert W. Noonan
  • Timothy M. O'Brien
  • Scott J. O'Brien
  • James Andrew O'Grady
  • Christopher Orgielewicz
  • Margaret Quinn Orloske
  • Thomas Anthony Palazzo
  • James Matthew Patrick
  • Mike A. Pelletier
  • Joshua Piver
  • Roger Mark Rasweiler
  • Jean Destrehan Roger
  • Sean P. Rooney
  • Michael C. Rothberg
  • Jason E. Sabbag
  • Jesus Sanchez
  • Stacey Leigh Sanders
  • Sean Schielke
  • John B. Schwartz
  • Randy Scott
  • Barbara A. Shaw
  • Michael John Simon
  • Heather Lee Smith
  • Dianne Bullis Snyder
  • Gregory T. Spagnoletti
  • George E. Spencer, III
  • Derek J. Statkevicus
  • Craig William Staub
  • Andrew Stergiopoulos
  • Madeline Sweeney
And:
  • Michael C. Tarrou
  • Thomas F. Theurkauf, Jr.
  • Eric Raymond Thorpe
  • Amy E. Toyen
  • Tyler Ugolyn
  • Jonathan J. Uman
  • Allen V. Upton
  • Bradley H. Vadas
  • Edward Raymond Vanacore
  • Frederick Varacchi
  • James Thomas Waters, Jr.
  • Jeffrey David Wiener
  • Candace Lee Williams
  • John P. Williamson
  • William Eben Wilson
  • David H. Winton
  • Christopher W. Wodenshek
  • Martin Phillips Wohlforth
  • John Works
  • Edward P. York
  • Charles A. Zion
“The terrorist attacks of 2001 shook our entire nation, and here in Connecticut hundreds of family members and countless friends lost loved ones – innocent men, women, and children whose lives were forever impacted by senseless acts of hate," Gov. Dannel Malloy said. "No amount of time will ever cause us to forget. With each passing year, we mourn those whose lives were taken all too soon, and we renew our resolve to celebrate the indomitable will and spirit of our nation, which cannot be broken."
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