Amy Jarret

North Smithfield, Rhode Island


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Taking Care of Others

Amy N. Jarret, a flight attendant on United Airlines 175, loved to travel. But the 28-year-old Ms. Jarret also kept flying because it gave her the resources and free time to divide herself between Philadelphia, where her longtime boyfriend, Kyle Rusconi, lives and the home she shared with her father and two brothers in her native Rhode Island.

The men in Ms. Jarret's life marveled at her organizational skills. "When she was around, everything ran smoothly," said Marc Jarret, her brother.

"I told her she had to start thinking more about her own needs, but she liked taking care of others," said Mr. Rusconi, who met Ms. Jarret at the 1995 homecoming of their alma mater, Villanova University. She enjoyed slot machines and betting on racehorses, but fretted that she was spoiling herself if she was lured by a clothing sale.

"We assumed we would get married when it came time to have children," said Mr. Rusconi, who had recently completed a two- year job in Australia. "We just needed to be in the same place a little longer."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 30, 2001.

Amy Nicole Jarret had decided to become a flight attendant only because the job market was bad when she graduated from Villanova University in 1994 and she had just happened to encounter a recruiter from a major American airline on campus there.

Jarret was a flight attendant on United Flight 175 that slammed into one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

Her father, Aram Jarret, said his daughter was hopelessly in love with her college boyfriend and that a glittering diamond engagement ring seemed only months away. She was a rabid Notre Dame football fan who would call her dad in tears if the Fighting Irish were losing at halftime.

"She was wonderful," Aram Jarret said.

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9/12/18 I took this photo because I understand a flower is placed on their name on their birthday. I read all about you.

We send our continued deep sympathy to your family for your loss. Words will never remove the pain of losing someone dearly loved but may these words show that even after all of these years others still do care. May God continue to give you the strength and comfort needed to cope. Amy touched the lives of others and will always be lovingly remembered.

Thinking of you today Amy. I will always remember the fun we had in training as well as the year in Miami (walking into a pole checking out a guy on the other side of the street...still makes me laugh). You were an amazing woman and you will live on in my heart forever Friend! Praying that God gives peace that surpasses human understanding (Phil 4:7) to your family.



Villanova graduation 1994, the best 4 years of our lives!

We met on our first day at Villanova and were friends to the end. I think of Amy often. She will always be in my heart.

Teresa and I remember Amy this day and send you all of our love.

We will always remember Amy Jarret and her family.

17 years is i a lifetime without you....I miss you every single day but see you in my sons and ur nieces and nephews smiles , they would of loved ur quirky jokes and your funny flying stories they have a story to read about your heroic day "Finding Fifteen" love you , Alicia

May you Rest In Peace and may God comfort your family in their pain. Never forgotten.

To Amy's family,
Remembering Amy and keeping all of you in heart and prayers.

All of us at Mount who knew Amy will be thinking about her and all of you.

Peace, love and prayers to all of you.