Finally Putting Down Roots
Growing up in an Air Force family, Michael G. McGinty moved many times, so when he and his wife, Cynthia, bought their first house in Foxboro, Mass., he put down roots, planting flowers to attract birds and butterflies, and becoming a chairman of the deacons of the Bethany Congregational Church.
But his great joy in life was being the father of David, 7, and Daniel, 8, Mrs. McGinty said. "I'm the one to say it's time to do homework, but he would come in and it would be a game."
The night before Mr. McGinty, 42, left for a meeting of the global power group of Marsh USA at the World Trade Center, he and his wife had a great conversation where everything clicked, and they felt really good about their family and children. "I'm so glad that's the last conversation we had," Mrs. McGinty said. "I really hang on to that. It could have been about calling a plumber, but it wasn't."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 13, 2001.