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[Thomas Foley]
Name:Thomas Foley
Age:32
Residence:West Nyack, NY, United States
Occupation: firefighter, New York Fire Department
Location: World Trade Center
Related: Legacy.com tribute
Updated: March 8, 2002
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A person more full of love and life you will never meet. For those of you who did not know Tommy (which there aren't many of you!), it is truly a shame you were not as blessed as we were to have him in your lives. For those of us who knew and loved him, we are grateful for the many wonderful memories he left us with. What a true gift he was. I can still see his dancing Irish eyes and hear his warm, contagious laughter. That is how I best remember him. He was a giver, never a taker. One of his favorite things to do often was to sit up on top of a mountain near his home, at night when all were asleep. He would "watch over everyone" and pray that we, his friends and family, were all okay. That was his main concern - everyone else.

He loved to be "one with nature" and had a real sense of the outdoors. He just LOVED nature. We would sit and talk about it up there at that mountain of his. I learned a great deal from Tom Foley over the past 11 years. I certainly could never write even half of our great times, but he knows what he has done for me to make me a better person... and I love him and will never forget him for it. I miss you, Tommy. I am so proud of you. You will be in my heart until we dance again.

"I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss The Dance..."

Marianne, ex-girlfriend and friend


There is the most gentle
breeze blowing here
beneath the shadow of the
snowy peaks.
The sun peeks out hazily,
warming my back.
The soft songs of the birds
seem to mock my emotions.
No time for tears
or sorrow
or anything anymore.
Time has no meaning now.
Minutes merge into days...
into months....
into years.
I have no direction,
no desire to fill
the seconds that tick by.
Just the mountains and I
remain...
standing still as sentinels
over the winding roads
that lead far away from here.
I have no reason to move on.
You left this morning
forever.

Kathy McCartin, neighbor


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