I am honored to be apart of a tribute that Dale came up with to honor each and every victim of 9/11. My tribute is to honor Judy Hazel Fernandez, who was taken from this world, far too soon.
On the morning of September 11, 2001 Judy Hazel
Fernandez decided to go to her office on the 107th
floor North Tower of the World Trade Center where she
worked for Cantor Fitzgerald before she left on her
She was a conscientious and organized person and her position as a benefits Specialist in the Human Resources department was a perfect fit.
Judy started at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1998 after she graduated from Rutgers University with a Biology degree. Shortly thereafter she brought her cousin Maria Theresa Santillan to Cantor Fitzgerald.
Judy and Maria were not only first cousins but very close friends. Maria was to be married in May and Judy was going to be her Maid of Honor.
Judy’s Mom said her daughter and her niece "were full of life,
full of ambition." Since Sept. 11, she said, the words "beautiful, intelligent and caring" loom large in her mind when thinking about her daughter and niece.
"She knew what she wanted in life, and she was going to do what she had to do to get it," said her sister, Emma.
Judy Hazel Fernandez was 27 years old.