Beth Ann Quigley

World Trade Center

Balancing Work and Play

Beth Quigley never turned down an invitation, whether it was to a movie, a party, or a waterskiing trip. A loyal and generous friend, she packed her calendar with social outings and family visits. She held dinner parties at her apartment near Lincoln Center, and treated her guests to filet mignon wrapped in bacon and imported cheeses. ''Her hors d'oeuvres were famous,'' said her sister, Suzanne. ''She never skimped on them.''

At 25, Beth had struck a balance between work and play. She was a trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, and had just started an M.B.A. program at night. But even when things got hectic, she never forgot to call. A few weeks ago, she invited Suzanne to the United States Open match between Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick. Only the sisters were too busy catching up to pay attention. Finally, the other fans turned around and shushed them.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 21, 2001.

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