9/11/01 – In Memory of Daniela R. Notaro

In part with Project 2,996

On September 11, 2001, I was at a job interview when the radio broke in that an airplane crashed into one of the Twin Towers, and thought it was strange. Daniela R. Notaro was working at Carr Futures on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center.

According to her father, Daniela, a 25 year old resident of Brooklyn, was a perfectionist who loved her job. “She used to like to go to work. Every morning she would get up very early, and never be late. If she would be late, maybe she would’ve saved herself.”

Daniela was said by her friends to be “full of life,” as was evident during her favorite holiday Christmas. She would joyfully shop and wrap presents for all of her friends and her entire family.

Having never met Daniela, I was searching the Internet and found a guest book where the people who did know her have shared some of their memories. It seems fitting to include some of them here, and ask for everyone to keep the Notaro Family in your thoughts and prayers today…

Daniela was a sweet and beautiful girl. She always had a smile on her face. She was the type of person who wanted her family and friends to be close to her, and would often suggest small get togethers. Daniela would also be comical on family videos, which looking at them now reminds me of what a good person she was. I will miss her.


Words can not express how much I miss her. A day has not passed in which, I have not thought about her. Daniela was more than a cousin to me. She was like the sister I never had. From ballet school, working together, going to the gym, to our very last memory-“Our infamous trip to the Bahamas”, she was an enormous part of my life and now… she is gone. With a big heart and love for life, she valued simple things, like marriage and family. Her dream was to become a beautiful bride, wife and mother. All of this was taken from her because she went to work on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001. Danielle I love you so much and you will always hold a very big piece of my heart. I miss you!


Already a year has gone by, and you still touch me the way you used to. Your smile, Your laughter, Your Aura always brought brightness to my life and everyone who surrounded you. You are a very unique and special person which made you worth more than words can say. I am sad that you are not here with us anymore but I am happy that you were part of my life at one time. A piece of my heart will always belong to you and no one can take that away.


It is a shame that this had to happen to you. We never had a conversation, but our faces were familiar to each other, so the day never ended without a quick smile to each other. We went to high school together and i remember your bangs and red lipstick the most. Well, just wanted to say you are in my thoughts as well as the others who lost their lives that day. May you rest in peace.


Donnie, you were a gentle soul with a heart of gold. Fly with the angels and never grow old. Time heals all wounds they say, but we all died a little bit that fateful day. So when I look up at the sky I’ll think of you, your star so bright, will always shine through. I’ll remember you. I’ll always remember you.


I didn’t know Daniela personally, but I spoke to her very often. The company I once worked for would supply Carr Futures with their office supplies. I remember Daniela calling me and looking for their supplies when things were needed. She was such a sweet and kind woman. She will always be remembered. May God continue to bless her family. Daniela you will never be forgotten. God bless you!


You were an amazing and beautiful person. When I think back, some of my fondest memories and deepest laughs were shared with you. I was lucky to have you as a dear friend, even if only for a short time. My love to you and my endless prayers to your family.


One thought on “9/11/01 – In Memory of Daniela R. Notaro”

  1. My name is Naomi and i’m 14 and I attend St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and today at school my teachers passed out name tags with victims’ names on it and I got yours. I’ve been reading your obituaries and they’re absolutely beautiful. God Bless you and your family, you all are forever in my prayers.

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