Gertrude "Trudi" Alagero & David DiMeglio - Saugus Town Hall - Saugus, MA, USA
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This memorial honoring both Gertrude "Trudi" Alagero and David DiMeglio, is located outside the Saugus Town Hall, in Saugus, Massachusetts. It is situated on the west side of the building, near the southwest corner.
Waymark Code: WMH52R
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 05/24/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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This granite marker in remembrance of local victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City. It reads:

September 11, 2001
In Memory of
Gertrude "Trudi" Alagero
David DiMeglio
God Bless America

"Gertrude M. "Trudi" Alagero
World Trade Center

The Luckiest in the World

She always had time for a friendly chat with the corner newsdealer and the counterman at the deli, and she was sometimes forgetful about paying parking tickets and bills. But Gertrude Alagero, nicknamed Trudi, was also a determined competitor. After she taught her fiancé, Peter B. Walther, to snowboard, she never let him beat her when they raced down Okemo Mountain in Vermont.

Ms. Alagero, a senior vice president at Marsh Private Client Services, a division of Marsh & McLennan, and Mr. Walther, who was her supervisor before they began dating in 1998, had planned to marry in Boston on Jan. 5.

A few days before the terrorist attack, Mr. Walther said, she pressed her fingers to his mouth while they were walking toward the subway from their Upper West Side apartment.

"Shhh," she said, "I need to tell you something: I am the luckiest woman in the world."

On Sept. 7, the day that Ms. Alagero turned 37, she gave Mr. Walther a Nikon camera so he could become adept at using it before their honeymoon in Africa. He snapped two rolls of pictures, mostly of her.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 19, 2001.

Gertrude Alagero,
company executive

By Globe Staff, 9/19/2001

Gertrude M. Alagero of Saugus and New York City, a senior vice president for Marsh Private Client Services, was killed in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center in New York. She was 37.

Miss Alagero was born in Winthrop and raised in Saugus. She was a 1982 graduate of Saugus High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Providence College in 1986.

Miss Alagero was senior vice president and practice leader for Marsh Private Client Services in New York. Her office was in the World Trade Center.

She leaves her fiance, Peter B. Walther of New York City; her mother, Marie (Daily) of Saugus; and three brothers, Stephen A. of Reading, Charles T. of Andover, and Paul J. of Washington, D.C.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop.

Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on September 19, 2001." (visit link)

"David DiMeglio
American Flight 11

Gregariously Gifted

David DiMeglio was a child of his digital generation. He loved computers, and was this close to turning that love into a career. "He was just coming into himself," said his father, John.

After working as an apprentice electrician, Mr. DiMeglio, 22, recently finished computer school and was starting a business in computer services — helping people upgrade hard drives and the like (the stuff the young somehow seem best at).

He was so good at it that his father was convinced that "the business would have taken off."

If it had, it would have owed a lot to this young man's outgoing personality.

"He loved to help people," his father said. Mr. DiMeglio's friends were numerous, but he did not reserve his charms for his peers.

His 2-year-old nephew got so excited when he saw Uncle David that he could not stand still.

And Mr. DiMeglio was no one-note computer nerd. He wrote and sang rap songs and loved to draw.

He loved motorcycles, even dismantling one in the garage. And he was an avid wrestling fan.

On Sept. 11, Mr. DiMeglio, who lived with his father near Boston, headed west on American Airlines Flight 11 to help his mother move.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 10, 2001.

Of Wakefield, formerly of Saugus, tragically, Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center N.Y.C., David. Devoted son of John DiMeglio of Wakefield & Patti (Snider) DiMeglio of California. Brother of Daniel & his wife Stacy of Stoneham. Grandson of Dorothy DiMegilo of Everett. Great-grandson of Rose Cieri of Boston & Valmore Cantin of Wakefield. Dear uncle of Daniel & June DiMeglio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sat., Sept. 15 at 11 AM in St. Florence's Church, Wakefield. Relatives & Friends invited. Memorial donations are appreciated to a trust fund for is niece June and nephew Daniel DiMeglio, c/o Marie DiMeglio, 3 June Circle, Wakefield MA 01880, (781) 245-4501. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, MALDEN.

Paid Notice published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/13/2001" (visit link)
Name of organization that built the memorial: Town of Saugus

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
September 11, 2001 In Memory of Gertrude "Trudi" Alagero David DiMeglio God Bless America

Physical address of memorial:
298 Central Street
Saugus, MA USA

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Website for more information: Not listed

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