A Bachelor Settling Down
Gregory J. Malone was the personification of Wall Street -- hard-working, fast-living, a risk taker. And he had found his soul mate.
"He was a real guy's guy, but that's O.K. because he was scared to death of me," his fiancée, Fiona Fitzgerald, who is Irish and works for a biotechnology company, said with a laugh. "He loves fishing, and he's particularly fond of hockey and the New York Yankees. He wouldn't miss a game of the Yankees whether he was at the stadium or watching it on TV in some bar, much to my dismay."
The two met three and a half years ago in Hoboken, N.J., where Mr. Malone had a house. Mr. Malone was 42, and worked as a bond broker for Maxcor/Euro Brokers. His friends knew him as someone they could party with. But they also saw that Ms. Fitzgerald brought out the romantic side of the longtime bachelor.
One of Greg's last phone calls was to his friend of 18 years, Kevin Croutier, a broker at Lehman Brothers. They talked about the first plane that had hit.
"He was about to settle down," Mr. Croutier said. "He'd just gone to look at lawn furniture, which surprised me. The last place I could imagine him was at Home Depot looking for lawn furniture. But I bet he's happy now, because the Yankees are going to win."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 25, 2001.