A Friend, a Sister
Kathleen Hunt-Casey was a careful friend, who listened and acted on what she heard. "She would call me at least three or four times a day, and then she'd have to get off the phone because of work, but when she called back she would continue talking where she left off," said Virginia Lemmerman, who knew Ms. Hunt-Casey since she was 10. "If I was feeling down, going through hard times or rocky days, she always tried to make me feel better about myself."
And if someone mentioned they had had a baby and needed, say, a picture frame, she would find one, and never take anything in return, Ms. Lemmerman said.
Ms. Hunt-Casey, 43, worked on the trading desk at Sandler O'Neill & Partners, and lived in Middletown, N.J., with her husband, Kevin, and son Matthew, 14. She was a devoted mother, Ms. Lemmerman said: "He was her life."
Ms. Lemmerman said, "I didn't just lose my best friend, I lost a sister."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 31, 2001.