'She Was Full of Life'
Daniela Notaro was a receptionist and secretary with Carr Futures and worked on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center in a job she held for about five years. She lived with her parents in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and had an older sister, Rosaria, and a boyfriend of several years.
"She was full of life," said her father, Carlo Notaro. "It was a very simple, normal, peaceful and joyful life." Ms. Notaro, 25, took a vacation in August to the Bahamas, and her favorite holiday was Christmas. "She would wrap gifts for friends, for everybody in the family," he said.
And she was a perfectionist, particularly at the office, where her good manners and character made her a valuable worker. "She used to like to go to work," her father said. "Every morning she would get up very early, and never be late. If she would be late, maybe she would've saved herself.
"But she was never late. They took my life away."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 20, 2001.