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June 11, 2019
Mary appeared in one of my dreams before i woke up this morning. She looked as fashionable and stylish as ever. It was so nice to experience that vision of her beautiful self. Her soul, the essence of who she is, is alive and i will meet her in the higher realms when my time on earth is over. May God bless Mary.
April 29, 2019
I still think about her very often. She now exists on another realm, and i will meet her there when it is time.
September 12, 2018
We still remember and miss you Mitzi.
September 12, 2018
May you Rest In Peace. Your light still shines brightly on this earth.
September 11, 2018
I can't believe 17 years have already gone by since the tragic events that took place exactly 17 years ago today. It's been 17 years since Mary our angel has left this earth. Not a day goes in which I don't think of her. This world lost a great soul on that day when her soul moved on to the higher realms. She is a precious soul now being looked after by God.

I love you Mitzi. Always.
September 10, 2018
Mary, I knew you as a sweet, shy, smart girl at Woods Road Elementary School.
I think
Of you every year at this time.
Rest In Peace
Peace and Closure to your family.
Gone but not Forgotten
August 03, 2018
Mary our angel is now resting somewhere in the world of spirit, exalted and graceful. That day will come for each of us to depart this physical world. We cannot stay on earth forever. When the time comes for me, i will have comfort knowing that i will see Mary's heavenly self in the world of spirit in all her glory. How fabulous that moment will be for all of us who love Mary .What a shame for such a graceful soul to leave this physical world so soon. Loved and not forgotten.
May 19, 2018
How fondly I remember Mitzi when we worked at CCC Network Systems. She was beautiful inside and out.
April 13, 2018
Mary's beautiful soul is now with God. Rest forever in peace, beautiful Mary.
April 11, 2017

You will always be remembered and loved.
September 11, 2016
I knew Mitzi at Digital. She was beautiful inside & out. I was devastated to learn she had perished on 9 11. I think of her often.
September 11, 2014
Thinking of you Mitzi....and often think of your mom. I know she was so close to you.
August 26, 2014
I just ran my fingers across her name on the memorial last night... I knew her as Mitzi when she was with CCC Network Systems.
You brought it home for me girl... I know you are at peace now, you exuded a sense of it. I keep your family in my prayers, still... that they have been able to find some without you.
October 03, 2013
Dear Mary, Long ago and far away we met a couple of times when you were just a kid (I knew Sebby). Even in those early years you were smart,sharp,witty and lovely. When I stumbled across this site last year I could barely breath realizing it was you. It took me a while to come back and leave a message. I am truly sorry for your untimely and way too early departure from this earth - it pains me to think of the hell your family has gone through they love you so. This book appears to be a testament of some of the people you touched as you lived life and no doubt there are far more that think the world of you. You did good Mary. Stay well, Angel
September 12, 2013
Still in our prayers Mitzi. You are missed.
September 11, 2013
God bless all of Mitzi's family and friends. She was a light of love on earth.
September 11, 2012
RIP Mary
September 11, 2012
Remembering the friend I never met. I still have your WTC memorial bracelet. Prayers, peace and love to you and your family and your many friends and admirers.
September 11, 2012
Hi, Every year after the appalling tragedy, on the day, I think of Mitzi. I never met her but had spoken to her regarding recruitment. I was scheduled to call that awful morning and did, and wondered why I could not get through until my colleagues called to explain what had happened. It was devastating to watch the most incredibly horrific act.
I do not know Mitzi but every year I think of her and her family and what a terrible time they must have and still be going through at this time.
My heart goes out to you
Tania, London
September 11, 2012
Mitzi you were such a good friend when we worked together at Microsoft. You were one of those kind of people that could light up a room by just walking into it. Stunningly beautiful with a 10,000 megawatt smile. It was always a joy to be around you. When I left the New York office you were one of the people I missed the most. I was heartbroken when I learned of the tragedy. Miss you kiddo, but I know you are making God smile as often as you did me.
September 12, 2011
I met Mitzi through my friend Vic when she was at Summit Systems. I was a freelance copywriter, and she gave my art director and me one of our very first jobs. I am so thankful for that experience she offered us - she was so open and lovely. I grieve for you tonight. I am in Brooklyn and I will go down to the river now, look across to the lights where the towers were and think of her. Thank you for having a lovely daughter.
September 11, 2011
On this day, my thoughts once again are about Mitzi, and also for her family. I pray that you have found a way to overcome the grief and that these past 10 years have been kind to you. If you feel like contacting me, I would welcome the chance to be in touch and perhaps meet one day. God be with you and bless you.
September 11, 2011
I did not know Mitzi. After reading all of the guest book messages, I am sure I would have enjoyed her. Three years ago I visited the WTC memorial museum. While there, I purchased a memorial bracelet. When I opened the cloth bag today, I saw her name for the first time. Today is the tenth anniversary of her death. My heart is with her family and friends today. I will think of you often and keep you in my prayers.
December 19, 2008
I didn't even know Rubina as I am from North Carolina but when I saw her picture I just had to tell her family this. We all know that God has a purpose for all things that happen to our loved ones. The part that makes it hard for me to understand is
Heaven is already filled with Angels
why couldn't God leave some of the
most Beautiful Angels like Mary Rubina to share more of her life with
people that need the most Beautiful ones here on Earth. May God Bless your family and just remember that
one day soon when Jesus returns to take us home to Heaven you and I also will be able to see her and all her Glory! May God Bless and continue to comfort your hearts! She sure is a Beautiful Lady!
September 11, 2008
Thinking of Mitzi - as I always do on this day - and many others.....I worked with Mitzi at Microsoft.... I often think of the loss for her family. I know how close she was to them. She always talked about her mom....always....
September 04, 2007
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
July 20, 2007
I knew Mitzi Sperando when we both worked at the Microsoft office, New York City. I’d been working there for a couple of years before Mitzi arrived and she brought a desperately needed light to that office. Mitzi was luminous and absolutely beautiful. She was so nice and so clearly a wonderful and warm human being.

She was not just beautiful and nice, though. She was brave, intelligent, strong and self confident. When I was a Microsoft employee, people dreaded getting put on the “PIP” (Performance Improvement Program). Somehow Mitzi got “pipped” (even though it was clear to everyone that Mitzi was a fabulous employee and Microsoft was lucky to have her). If a person got “pipped,” they had to sign some kind of acknowledgement. Her boss pushed that paper across the desk to her and Mitzi said “I’m not going to sign that” and pushed it right back across the desk. She knew she was doing a great job and had confidence in her contributions. SHE said “no thank you” to Microsoft soon after that. Wow! Now THAT was brave. Most people would have signed that paper and begged for mercy. Not Mitzi.

Whenever I need some inspiration to be brave, I think of that.

I didn’t learn until a year or so after 9/11 that she was in the World Trade Center that day. It is beyond belief that she is gone. A vibrant living image of her is clearly set in my mind.

I was just one girl in an office where she worked. But I will never forget her.

My love and best wishes go to her family.
March 18, 2007
In remembrance....
September 11, 2004
Today is September 11, 2004 and my thoughts are with Mary's family.
I met Mary at North Babylon High School and we got to be good friends. We worked together at Rock Bottom and it was Mary who took me to my first disco (Uncle Sams) on Long Island. The last time I saw Mary was at my going away party when I moved to California in July of 1981. She was a beautiful person and a great friend. I am so sorry for her mom and dad, her brothers Sebby and John and her cousin Paul, who I got very close to as well. I think of you all very often and I know the impression Mary has made on so many people and she will never be forgotten in our hearts and in our thoughts.
Vito A. D'Erasmo
September 10, 2003
To the Sperando family:
My name is Chi Chi, I know you don't know me and I never knew Mitzi...I am a DJ at a radio station (Power 96) in South Florida. Every year since this tragedy our radio station does something special to remember each and every victim of the 9/11 attacks. Last year we rang a bell and said each of the fallens names in Downtown Miami. We invited our listeners to join us and payed tribute to those who were taken in the attacks. For each person who rang the bell we gave out cards with the person's name on it they honored and their bios...I rang the bell for your daughter. This year our radio station is holding two very large blood drives and volunteer fairs on September 11th and we are asking people to donate blood in honor of someone who passed, I once again will be honoring your daughter and donating blood in her memory. Like I said I never knew Mitzi but there will always be a special place in my heart and prayers for her and each year I will pay honor to her, her life and her memory!
September 11, 2002
I had the privilege of working with Mitzi at Digital in NYC. She was a bright, warm, and caring person, full of energy and enthusiasm. What a terrible loss for all of us.
September 07, 2002
Just thinking of Mary makes me smile. So does all the lovely things her friends have said in her tribute here. She had a wonderful life, and touched so many of us in her brief time here. It has been 22 years since I have seen Mary. I spent my jr and sr high years sharing homeroom with her. She had an amazing smile, and she was always smiling. She was kind to everyone, and anyone who knew her.....knows this to be the honest to God truth. I found out just recently that she was lost on 9/11 through a highschool website. My prayers go to her family and friends. I do belive we all have a destiny, and God has his own plans for us. Mary was an inspiration when she was on this earth, and her spirit is still here with us. Helping us move on and reminding us to smile as she did everyday she was
here. In her memory just smile at a stranger and I bet they smile back :) mj kilgore
(aka mary jo stress)
May 07, 2002
March 13, 2002
I first met Mitzi as a client when she was at Summit and I was launching a financial risk magazine. We kept in touch - even when we had little or no business to talk about. I have dealt with thousands of clients in my time but Mitzi was someone who stood out. Not just because of her stunning beauty on the outside, but because of her stunning beauty on the inside. Mitzi, you loved life so much and gave it so much more than you took. You will be missed for always.
February 25, 2002
I worked with Mitzi at Digital, everyone loved her. Such an upbeat person.
February 22, 2002
Mitzi puts lie to the statement that beauty is skin deep, with her it started in her soul and radiated out. One could go on forever on her hundreds of acts of random kindness. In a world seemingly drunk on blood and violence, she was one of God’s best marketing representatives. That she was called home so early can only mean her work on this earth was recognized and appreciated and she has been promoted.
February 19, 2002
Mitzi was a client of ours at Summit Systems. Her warmth, intelligence and energy charmed everyone here at Spring, O'Brien Advertising. Although the reality of the Sept 11 horror hit home immediately, learning of the loss of this larger-than-life personality seared us all and will continue to. What a wonderful reflection of her parents and brothers this gracious beauty must have been.
February 04, 2002
I had the opportunity to work with Mitzi at Digital and at Microsoft. She was great to work with and a lot of fun to be with. I am still in shock and can't belive she is not here anymore.
May she rest in peace in haven, and know that we love her dearly and will miss her terribly.
January 18, 2002
I worked with Mitzi briefly while at Microsoft in New York, my first job out of college. She was a warm spot in an otherwise cold office and what a role model she was to someone like me who was just getting started. Some time after we both departed, I ran into Mitzi in Penn Station. We were both rushing to catch trains and she stopped to say hello and to see how I was doing. I will never forget the way she made a point of giving me her new business card and telling me that we should get together sometime. I was so sad when I saw her bio in the New York Times. I feel lucky to have know her if only for a short while. Her family should know what an incredible impression she left on so many of us.
January 15, 2002
I worked with Mitzi for MAny YEars at Digital Eqiuipment Corporation.
All I can say, She was a Beautiful Person full of Life and great personality.
May her soul be blessed, She is sorely missed.
January 03, 2002
I knew Mitzi when we worked together at Summit Systems in the late 1990s. She was a sweet, loving, generous, cheerful person who was beautiful inside and out. She was full of life and sparkle, and I mourn her along with the many people she touched during her lifetime.
December 30, 2001
Three months after the meaningless and incredibly unjust events that we have witnessed in front of our eyes, I still cannot get over the sadness of your loss...

Your hard to find classiness... Your shining eyes in the picture taken under the sign "Boncuk", the restaurant in Istanbul you said you enjoyed so much...The tiny pink Summit T-shirt the two of you had made for my then 3-month daughter (She is almost 3 now).

Wish you were here.
December 12, 2001
Mitzi was a colleague of mine at Summit Systems in the late nineties. Always radiating energy, she could always be counted on to liven a room with her presence. Among her other pursuits, Mitzi enjoyed the challenge of working in financial and technology marketing, and I will always hold fond memories of witnessing her delightful mix of strong professionalism , biting sarcastic humor, and genuine warm caring for others. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her.
December 11, 2001
We are so sorry for your loss of Mitzi. From her picture she looks like she was a warm and caring person. The world will miss her. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
December 04, 2001
I had the pleasure of working with Mitzi at Summit Systems from 1997 to 1999. She was a wonderful colleague, very profesional, yet warm and charming. I will never forget the time when I brought my 2 year old daughter to the office, and she and Mitzi sang Italian songs together. May God bless your spirit and may you make everyone in heaven smile the way you made us smile here on earth.
December 04, 2001
I worked with Mitzi for about one year at Summit Systems and then she moved on. She always had a smile for me and I deeply enjoyed the times we went out with other friends from Summit. She is greatly missed. My prayers are forever with her family. -Stefanie
December 03, 2001
I worked with Mitzi from 97 to 98 at Summit Systems. She was the type of woman who all the men had crushes on and all the women envied for her style, intelligence, sense of humor, and beauty. She was great at cheering you up if you had a bad day or to commiserate about the difficulties of dating in NYC. I was deeply saddened to read of her death. I grieve with her family.

November 23, 2001
I knew Mitzi when she was with and I with a financial publishing firm. I remember a conference earlier this year. She was charming and very friendly. When I read her bio in the Times I was sincerely hurt.
My sympathy to her family.
November 21, 2001
I worked with Mitzi for a year. She was one of the few people who kept work fun and interesting for me, at a time I was bored and frustrated with my career. Always smartly dressed, with her hair in that distinctively-Mitzi high bun, she could always be counted on for advice, or just commiseration. At the end of my time working with her, she helped me get into business school, writing recommendations and offering her always good advice. I deeply regret having lost touch over the last few years. I know Mitzi will be missed by many.
November 21, 2001
When I met Mitzi at CCC Network Systems she impressed me with her style, grace and beauty. We shared warm talks about our proud Italian heritage. While too brief, our friendship was warm and genuine. I had always hoped to see her once again and now feel so saddened by this news that she was taken from us so suddenly. To her family I can say that Mitzi will remain a shining light for all of us to admire and to follow. Let us all remember her lovingly and honor her life. Sincerely, Bill
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