John "Jack" Andreacchio

John  Jack Andreacchio
World Trade Center

A Twin's Sunrise Serenade

Each year on March 27, Jack Andreacchio would call his twin sister, Louise, to sing "Happy Birthday." He used to call at 6 o'clock in the morning, she recalled. "He tried to get me before I could get to him."

Mr. Andreacchio knew how to take a joke, and didn't let pranks affect his loyalty to his family.

He laughed when his niece Jessica Carucci put scotch tape over his razor, but arrived at the hospital before she did four years ago when she was in labor with her son, waiting for her with a wheelchair.

Mr. Andreacchio, a human resources worker for Fuji Bank on the 80th floor of 2 World Trade Center, lived with his girlfriend, Fran Lentini.

He grew up in Bensonhurst with his two brothers and two sisters. In Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, he went horseback riding with his brother Tony.

"I had a horse named Ajax who was very hard to ride," Tony Andreacchio recalled. "Jack insisted in getting on him and riding, but he got thrown off in about two seconds. He had to run away when the horse started to chase him."

Every year since Jack Andreacchio was a little boy, the family gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate the birthday he shared with his sister. This year, he would have been 53.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on March 10, 2002.

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