Ana Fosteris

Coram, New York


Coram, New York


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Commuting to Dress Up

Even though she was up at 4 a.m. every day to make the two-hour commute on the Long Island Rail Road from Coram to 2 World Trade Center, Ana Fosteris kept resisting the very idea of finding a job closer to home. She loved her life as an insurance broker at Aon on the 103rd floor, she loved shopping downtown, and "she liked dressing up and being around people who dressed up," said Michael Fosteris, her husband of 31 years. "She couldn't put up with the dress code on Long Island; it's so casual."

Theirs was a transcontinental love story: they met and married in Romania, and immigrated to New York shortly after. The weekend before Sept. 11, the two were listening to Verdi's "Macbeth" and Mrs. Fosteris, who was 58, happened to mention that the "Ah, la paterno mano" aria "would be the song she would like to have played for her at her funeral," her husband said. "It came out of nowhere."

Oct. 30, Mr. Fosteris was accompanied by friends as he drove back from the memorial service at ground zero. He said, "We played the aria in the car."

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Remembering Ana on the 20th anniversary of 9/11...

Another year.....remembering you, dear Pusha !

Remembering Ana on the 20th anniversary. RIP

I'm sorry for your loss. RIP...

My daughter and I were at the memorial on April 1, 2019. We saw the white rose for her birthday next to her name. Praying for her family and friends.

Sending our deep sympathy to your family. Even though much time has passed by Ana is still missed and is remembered. May God always give the needed support and comfort.

I just started work at Aon this year fulltime... every year we place yellow roses to remember our colleagues. Today, I placed it for Ana's name at the memorial. Rest In Peace.

...another year....stil remember, stil missing you Pusha, aunt Geta, uncle Mihai....but this time different mother, Maria Ana Baracu (cousin of Pusha, from Targoviste)has passed away this year, on July 22. May God rest her soul in peace.

Andreia Puscasu,

We miss you dearly Ana. RIP
Love, Jerry, Kristine, Ethan and Natalie