korsonsky_extraJeanette LaFond-Menichino worked on the 94th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. With little higher education, she managed to work her way up to Senior Account Analyst at Guy Carpenter, a subsidiary of Marsh McLennan.

Her sister, Anita LaFond-Korsonsky, and her mother, Dina LaFond, came to StoryCorps to remember Jeannette’s determination

Dina leads tours for visitors to Ground Zero and says that the experience has helped in her grieving process. Anita has never revisited the site of the Twin Towers. Instead, she prefers to look out towards Manhattan from across the water at Eagle Rock Reservation’s 9/11 memorial, where she leaves cards and flowers for her sister.

Recorded August 8, 2008.