Vincent Abate
Brothers at Work and Play By day, Vincent and Andrew Abate traded bonds at Cantor Fitzgerald. In the evenings, after long days, the brothers unwound by shooting hoops or batting handballs together. On summer weekends, Andrew and his wife, Carolyn, often drove to Vincent's rented house on the Jersey Shore for Vincent's barbecue or Andrew's grilled teriyaki.

Vincent, 44, a longtime Cantor Fitzgerald employee, brought Andrew, 37, into the company three years ago. Vincent lived alone in a brownstone in Brooklyn. Hard-driving and impulsive, he was known to hop a plane to Las Vegas for the weekend, on the spur of the moment.

Andrew and Carolyn had a house in Melville, N.Y., that they were enlarging and renovating. They liked to relax in scenic places and had just returned from a tour of Route 1 on the California coast. "They did a lot of things," said Joe Vito, a cousin. "They had good lives."
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Published by The Press-Enterprise on Sep. 29, 2001.
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Prayers and remembrance to this family especially today!
Lesley Weathers
September 11, 2020
Vin, I think of you all the time! Will never forget you, forever in my Heart, till we meet again! Rest In Peace My Friend!
Barbara Cirillo
Friend
September 15, 2019
Its that time of year again and my heart is heavy with sadness. A photo of you and I taken at my high school graduation party is framed and displayed on the memorial table in my home. Not that I need it to remember you. No. You are very much alive in my heart and memory.

I hope one day we meet again in that next place, wherever it may be. Just like the last time I saw you in this life when we hugged and laughed and hugged and laughed in the middle of Bay 7th St. I know the next time we meet will be just as joyful.

Your friend always
Laurie
Laurie Fariello Kovak
Friend
September 12, 2019
I never met Vincent, but always wondered... is there a family attachment as we share the same family name? On this anniversary, like the ones preceding it, a sadness falls upon me. I always wondered who Vincent was, what could have been had this tragedy not happened...and of course the same for Andrew too. I'm so sorry to all the families of the Abate brothers who have suffered such a terrible loss. May God bless you all and may he continue to watch over Vincent and Andrew in heaven.
Mary Abate
September 12, 2019
We will never forget. Rest in Peace.
September 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy again to the Abate family. 1 Corinthians 15:26
TD
February 27, 2017
God bless you
Jessica Hughson
January 31, 2017
Rest in Peace Vincent. God Bless your family and friends.
Louise Scalzo
December 4, 2016
We will never forget!
Rene Kaiel
September 12, 2016
We will never forget. Rest in peace.
September 11, 2016
Always~
Helen Renegar
September 11, 2016
Rosalina
November 26, 2015
Rene Kaiel
September 26, 2015
RIP I think of you all the time. God rest your soul and brother Andrew and Michael Uliano. I love the cross stich that was made with love in memory of you and all who perished. You are so loved and know you are looking down upon your family and friends. I always listen for your name(s) but 14 years later still can't believe it yet. Prayers for hope from many all over the world. May your memory shine in the towers of light that shine so bright , as you did in life. God Blessed you and took you as his angel for you and yours were too good for this earth. We will never forget! XO Springsteen and the Jersey shore always..J
Janet Bush
September 12, 2015
may god be with you were ever you are vinny!
val del
September 11, 2015
I wanted to share with your family and friends on my completed cross stitch project that includes all who were killed. May God continue to bless your family.
kristine hanson
September 11, 2015
Oh that beautiful smile of yours Vinny. Who could ever forget you.
Maria Foley
September 11, 2015
Vinny, thinking of you today and always remembering your smile, praying for you, Andrew and Mike. Sending my love.
Lorie Cafiero-Rende
September 11, 2015
You and Andrew are remembered on this & every day! RIP Sweet brothers
Jorgina Russo
September 11, 2015
deeric tyus
September 10, 2015
Know that you're both remembered and mourned and that you'll never be forgotten along with the others who died that day.
Melissa Blue
September 30, 2014
Aaron Olivia's
September 12, 2014
Rest in peace my old friend and qb. You were tough and funny.
God bless
Mike Miranda
September 11, 2014
Never to be forgotten
Christina Mastandrea
September 11, 2014
Cant believe we are on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. RIP.Gone too soon. Always in our hearts.
Janet Bush
September 11, 2014
Hi, I never met you but I wanted to take a moment today and read about your life. It's the only way I can honor you and your memory. It sounds like you had an amazing family who loved you very much. I know you are never forgotten and its amazing to hear all of the wonderful things you did and how happy you made so many people.
Nema Vand
September 11, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Abate family.
Mary Abate
September 11, 2014
Vincezo, its your good friend Joey. I remember you driving down the GSP South in your corvette listening to Dean Martin or Sinatra. I remember all those wonderful poker games we all had in Brooklyn. I remember your carefree and beautiful personality along with your generousity extended to everyone you met. I love you Vinnie and will see you some day. Keep a spot reserved for the cashman.
Joe Curreri
September 11, 2014
You are in my heart, a part of my soul and a treasure I take with me every place I go. Always~
Helen Renegar/Knoth
September 11, 2014
I'm sorry for the loss of your brother.
September 10, 2014
Happy birthday in heaven. The 911 memorial has been completed. Not sure you are there or not but one thing for sure is you are in many hearts. I w never forget Funny I was talking about you last night...I hope you mike and andrew are at rest.
janet bush
May 25, 2014
Happy birthday, my friend. I think of you often, and smile...
Laurie K
May 23, 2014
Prayers for the Family from the Damiano Family
Joseph Damiano
September 12, 2013
If I ever have children I will share Vincent and Andrew's tribute with them. Future generations need to know of such a quality individuals. God bless your family.
Aggie Hall
September 12, 2013
I miss you my dear Vinny. You changed my life. You should me true happiness and places I will most likely never see again. I treasure you. Always...
Helen Renegar/Knoth
September 11, 2013
We did not know Vincent or Andrew but we think about them every year. Our father was Rocco Abate from Brooklyn. He came to California when he was a teenager so we never met most of his family. I do not know if we are family but we share the last name. Our hearts go out to you and your family. God bless you.
Rochelle Abate
September 11, 2013
Vincenzo, Always thinking of you and your big beautiful smile and giant personality. Always positive in everything you did. Miss those Brooklyn poker games. Love you - still can see you driving down the Garden State Parkway (Southbound) heading to the jersey shore blasting Dean Martin/Sinatra. Miss you bro. Love your loving and faithful friend Joe C.
September 11, 2013
To the family of Vincent Abate:
Vincent will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
August 25, 2013
Always thinking of You love u forever cuz Carol
Carol Abate
April 15, 2013
Karen Lynch
April 12, 2013
May God embrace you with His loving arms.
Peggy Blake
September 12, 2012
Horrible that you lost your life man.... Never knew you or any of the other victims personally but I did suffer myself for the past 2 years with some kind of lung ailment. Well the us army has avenged your death and the deaths of others so in that respect justice has been done. RIP my brother.usa USA USA. We will never forget.
Pat Lally
September 12, 2012
Always...
Helen Renegar/Knoth
September 11, 2012
Still thinking of you my friend. Hope that you are watching down on us. Will never forget the great times we had and seeing you in the office on 105. Keep smiling that beautiful smile! Say hi to Andrew and Mike! Till we meet again. Can't believe so much time has passed. Help pray that people Never Foget! Love you!
September 10, 2012
Never will we forget that horrible day when so many innocent lives were lost. My heart and prayers go out to all of the friends and family who lost loved ones. Much love from Texas,
Del Newberry
June 12, 2012
That is definitely, unmistakably Vinny. Thinking of my old pal from Bay 7 and feeling a deep, deep sadness for all the life he and Andrew have missed.

I dream of Vinny now and then and I still do hope that it is something more than a dream.
Laurie Fariello
December 28, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqxbvvnqTxY
I think Vincent was #42 in this video of a St Francis Cabrini touch football game at Bay 8th st Park in 1975
An old friend
December 2, 2011
Vinnie: On Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia mentioned you by name in a memorial service in Bogota. He read from a piece I wrote that ended: "This is dedicated to Vinnie Abate, a friend and a hell of a poker player." I know in some way you were there. You are never far from my thoughts.
Joseph Giblin
September 13, 2011
Dear vincent,
I can't believe that you are left us ten years ago. But your smile are always hold in our hearts. God bless you and your family.
Wan Liang
September 12, 2011
God bless you.
R
September 12, 2011
you and your brother meet in heaven and I hope you keep having fun with each other and continue to watch over your family.
samantha halleen
September 11, 2011
My Cousin Vincent,
We all miss you so much. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you and Andrew. You will always be a part of my heart.
xoxo always. Cousin Carol Abate
Carol Abate
September 11, 2011
We hold you in our hearts.
Kymberli Colborne
September 11, 2011
danielle longabardi
September 11, 2011
Dear Vincent and Andrew,
Riposa in Pace.
Rest in Peace.
Mary Abate
September 11, 2011
Vincent and Andrew Abate, like many others, were victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. They worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a bond company, along with their cousin, Mike. Vincent worked for Fitzgerald since he got out of college, and Andrew worked for the bond company for 3 years.

Vincent and Andrew were trading bonds, in the 105th floor of Tower 1, the New York headquarters of Cantor Fitzgerald. They were in Vincent’s office when the plane hit, and their cousin may have been with them. Vincent (44) and Andrew (37), and Mike, were killed tragically that day. There is no way to know their lasts words, or when they died. They may have jumped, or died on impact from the plane. Maybe the brothers waited together until the building collapsed below them.

Vincent and Andrew spent every moment they could together, even their last. Often times during the summer, Andrew and his wife would drive to Vincent’s house in New Jersey, for barbeques, or just to shoot hoops. “They were together every moment”, said their mother, Elaine Abate.

Vincent, Andrew, and Mike were among the 658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald who died in 9/11. The company had 4 floors of the Worlds Trades Center, in New York, and none on the employees in these floors survived.

Vincent Abate is remembered for his classic sense of humor, his willingness to help his colleagues, and just for his life. Andrew Anthony Abate is lived on by his wife Carolyn, and the memories of his life and personality. They are both remembered daily by survivors and family. Their lives changed others perspective on their own lives, and they are greatly missed. September 11, 2001 was a tragic day for America, and for so many families and friends of victims. “Let us never forget that day when so many lives were taken, and let us remember the families who were effected by that terrible day.” –Anonymous



-- That is the biography I wrote on Vincent and Andrew. It was such an honor for me, and I will remember them daily. I am so so so sorry for your losses that day. If you would like me to add anything or change details, please share. Thank you so much.
-Amber E.
September 9, 2011
September 9, 2011
My name is Amber. I am from Utah, and I am writing a biography for my history class on 9/11 victims. I am so sorry for your loss. If their is anything I can include in my biograpy, please share.
Amber E.
September 9, 2011
Barbara Boam & Kim Rogers walked a mile for you on 9/8/11 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
September 9, 2011
I used to work with Vinnie at Hilliard Farber & Co. Vinnie had a fantastic sense of humor and was always full of laughter and warmth. I looked up to him on the trading desk because he was so popular. I was offered a job at Cantor also, but I chose not to take it. I guess my destiny was not to be there that fateful day.

Rest in peace Vinnie and thanks for everything.

Corie
September 9, 2011
Vinny, you and I shared a special relationship, I always loved you and I alway will...you are missed everyday. All the times we spoke, I never knew you, Andrew and Mike worked in the towers...I always remembered you being on Water Street...when I got the call I couldn't believe it. Happy 50th Birthday...I remember calling you for your 40th birthday..We spoke and laughed...On May 23, 2011, I wanted to call you and laugh and wish you a "Happy Birthday" but I couldn't so as I drove to work, I looked up at the sky and said "Happy Birthday Vinny" and threw you a kiss....I can't believe 10 years has gone bye. It's true what they say, you never forget your first love and that is what you were to me..I love you and will never forget you, I pray that you, Andrew and Mike are together in heaven as you were here on earth.
Lorie Cafiero-Rende
September 2, 2011
Just wanted to let family and friends know that if you watch Spring of '94, Vinny is on the last 10 minutes of the program. He is very excited and rooting for the NY Knicks, I was happy to see his friendly face in the middle of my tv screen. Me and my family will never forget you, Andrew or Michael.
Janet Bush
March 16, 2011
Hello Vinny & Andrew...I think of both of you often. When we hung down the shore, I knew my friends were special, would make some of history, always so positive, always on the move, always talking about working in those beautiful buildings you worked in...after 9/11 I worked downtown manhattan, I worked midtown for the past 20 years prior. When a friend told me that I knew people who perished, I was frozen, then you and Andrew came to mind- I could only pray it wasn't true. Well...in my heart, I always knew my friends were special...I know of others who perished and I would cross myself and say a prayer every time I went to work at the world financial center....NY has changed since 9/11. You guys were special to me/us then and I want you to know that you will always be special to all your friends...and family....when you used to dock your boat, (Springsteen was always part of the tunes).. but I recall the last song on the tape was "What a Wonderful World",I often recall how we'd all help hosing the boat after a great boat ride- and how you would always be smiling...when I hear Springsteen or What a Wonderful World...I get mad, then I remember yours, Andrew's and Mike's smiles...and I try to believe that all will be okay- We Will Never Forget...I knew you three gentlemen would make history some day...miss you and pray for you all the time....you will never be forgotten...
Janet Bush
March 3, 2011
Vinnie:

You are ever in my thoughts, even after all those years. Your love for life, your style and your force of personality all combined to make you an incredible person.

You serve as a daily inspiration for me in many ways. You were a perfect example of living life to the fullest. But for you, I might not have volunteered to go to Iraq as a soldier, or gone on to serve as a diplomat. Your death changed many lives, and mine was one of them. I will never forget you.

I just hope they have poker in heaven. We miss you, Vinnie.
Joseph Giblin
January 21, 2011
Tonight I remember you. Many nights I remember you. Thank-you Vinny my heart never forgets. Much love to your incredible family and friends. Happy New Year! Always .... Helen
Helen Renegar/Knoth
December 31, 2010
Dear Abate Family,
I've been haunted for so many years that perhaps there's a family connection with you and with my dad's family.
I remember the horror of Sept 11th and just cried and cried at the insanity of what took place. I knew no one that died, but I felt like my family was ripped apart from me. One year later when there was the tribute and people read the names of the dead, I hear Vincent Abate and Andrew Abate. I just froze. Could this possibly be the family members my dad spoke of that landed in New York after WWII? I mentioned that to him and told him about Vincent (also my brother's name) and Andrew. He fell silent and the look on his face was one of deep sadness and anger at the fact that this horror hit close to home.
I'm so sorry. Even if we aren't connected by a family tree,
my heart feels your loss. May God help all of you and bring a small measure of peace.
Mary Abate, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mary Abate
September 27, 2010
Spending the day in remembrance... you are not forgotten.
Meghan McFadden
September 11, 2010
Cuz...was there for you and Andrew this morning at the stroke of midnight.There is still a hole inside all of us without you two.Your mom is holding up but still shaken,but you know how strong she is....no worries till we get together again.
Edward Esposito
September 11, 2010
Happy Anniversary in Heaven my friend.

B
September 10, 2010
May you rest in peace.
August 22, 2010
Each day I post the name of someone we lost on 9/11 on my Facebook. And, so, today, dear Vincent, we pause to honor your life. May you rest within the circle of God's arms in eternal peace.
Gloria M.
September 15, 2009
I did not know Vincent, his friends, or his family. My entry into his guestbook is random. To Vincent's family, please take some small measure of comfort in knowing that he will never be forgotten; even by those of us who never knew him.
Joe I
September 12, 2009
I never knew you Vincent. I live in Arizona and on the first anniversary of that tragic day, the company I work for gave every employer a balloon with the name of one of the 9/11 victims on it. I was given your balloon that day. As we memorialized all of the victims, we released the balloons into the air and watched them travel up into the sky. I have never forgotten you, and I am glad I was finally able to put a face to your name. From all the things I have read about you over the years, you seemed like you were a pretty neat guy, and even though I never knew you, you are truly missed. God bless you and your brother, and I can't wait to finally meet you one day in person.
Victoria Villeda
September 12, 2009
Happy Birthday!!! On this Memorial Day Weekend of 2009, I am remembering Vincent Abate!!!
Doug Abraham
May 23, 2009
I recieved many phone calls from friends that week thinking that it was me that was in the world trade center. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
Vincent Abbate
May 7, 2009
Vinny,
Thank you for being an instrument in my recovery. I may not be here today had it not been for your wisdom of suggestion to Theresa on how to offer me help. I am forever grateful to you. Until we meet again, rest in God's peace Vinny.
Joseph Augello
November 15, 2008
i lived across the street from vincent, i still do. i was about seven years old. i used to walk outside of my house everymorning to go in the car to get to school and vincent would be getting into his red corvette ( i think it was a corvette idk i was seven.) and he would wink at me! every single morning he would look at me, smile, and wink.
i still remember those moments every single morning. he looked so sweet. he was always happy.
whenever i look at the house i just picture his winks haha
i never really spoke to him or met him but i do miss him.
my heart goes out to his family for the loss of him and his brother.

its a terrible thing that happened. i hope vinny can see me from heaven and remember me and our little winky moments :)
im 15 now and im never forgetting.
<3
god bless their family
jennifer
September 24, 2008
Vinny,
On this day, 9/11, my thought are with you and your family.
Douglas Patton
Douglas Patton
September 11, 2008
Still Missed. Sorry we never had closure. I think of you all of the time. Say hi to my dad, I know if he is with you he will have a Happy Father's Day. See you both in Heaven! Lots of Love.
Barbara C
June 15, 2008
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
May 23, 2008
Vincent,
Happy Birthday in Heaven.
Michael Iezzi
May 23, 2008
My prayers are with you always.
Carrie Fisher
May 7, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kemeshaya
March 5, 2008
We will never forget you..god bless..love your neighbors from bay 7th
September 12, 2007
may god bless your family
September 10, 2007
Vincent,
Happy Birthday in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
A loved one lives forever in the hearts of those who cared.
A loved one lives forever in the memories that were shared.
Michael Iezzi
May 23, 2007
We will never forget. God bless you. God bless you.
Kendra Williamson
April 26, 2007
God bless your family.
eduardo c
March 22, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU. WE WILL NEVER FORGET
SANDY HICKS
January 23, 2007
I feel very bad for your family MERRY CHRISTMAS
Eduardo Coutinho
December 19, 2006
god bless
aj
October 23, 2006
As I 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 vane. We will always remember.
Kristine Furstenberg
October 10, 2006
To the Family and friends of Vincent Abate. May the Lord shine his everlasting Love down upon you all.

Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; and let such as love Thy salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified!"
E Purcell
September 26, 2006
May your family remember the wonderful times you shared during your brief stay on Earth.
September 15, 2006
I pray for your family during this hard time. I hope that none of us forgets this tragdey and all those that died. I pray that you are with Jesus.
Jennifer Moore
September 13, 2006
Now these two brothers will never be apart again. I am sure they are looking down on their family from heaven. May God bless.
Evelyn B
September 12, 2006
My deepest sympathies to your family.
Al A
September 11, 2006
We will never forget. Our thoughts are with you, Vincent's family.
JB
September 10, 2006
brando roque
September 8, 2006
family and friends of the abate brothers, i am so very sorry for you loss, how terrible to lose 2 sons in such a horrific way.
my heart goes out to you all, and you will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.
dawn chapman
September 8, 2006
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