Daniel P. Trant, bond trader; at 40
By Globe Staff, 9/17/2001
A memorial Mass will be said today for Daniel Patrick Trant, a bond trader with the firm of Cantor Fitzgerald, who was killed Tuesday inside the World Trade Center during the terrorist attack on New York. He was 40.
Mr. Trant grew up in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School, where he played soccer and basketball, in 1979. He also attended Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn., and Clark University in Worcester. He was a two-time All-America basketball player at Clark, leading the team to the NCAA Division 3 finals in 1983.
He played professional basketball in Ireland for teams in Dublin and Belfast. He also played for the Springfield Fame of the United States Basketball League, leading them to a league championship.
In 1986, Mr. Trant joined the Hampden district attorney's office, where he worked for five years in the victim-witness program.
He moved to Long Island, N.Y., and began a career on Wall Street in 1991. Mr. Trant worked for several brokerage firms before starting at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997.
He leaves his wife, Kathy (Schiaffino) of Northport, N.Y.; a daughter, Jessica; two sons, Daniel and Alex; his parents, William T. and Mary C. (Fay), of Winter Haven, Fla.; three brothers, Kevin of Kensington, Md., Timothy of Manassas, Va., and Matthew of Bethesda, Md.; and four sisters, Patricia Madamas of Westfield, Maureen Landry of Willington, Conn., Sally of Reston, Va., and Sheila Inserra of Park Ridge, Ill.
The Mass will be at 11 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Church, Northport.
Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/17/2001.