Tributes & Vigils Category: Sept 11th 2001
Name: Sean Rooney
From: Stamford, CT, United States
Occupation: risk management services, Aon Corp.
Location: World Trade Center
Tragically 9/11 Widow was killed Feb 12th 2009 in the Continental Airlines Commuter Plane Crash in Buffalo.
A Sept. 11 widow who lost her husband in the World Trade Center was among those who perished aboard a commuter flight that crashed into a house in Buffalo, N.Y.
Beverly Eckert of Stamford, Conn., whose husband Sean Rooney died in the 2001 attacks, was one of the 50 victims of the Continental Flight 3407 accident.
Her sister Sue Bourque was at the Buffalo airport awaiting official confirmation that Eckert had been on board. Officials investigating the crash have not yet confirmed Eckert was among the 44 passengers killed Thursday night.
“We know she was on that plane,” Bourque told the Buffalo News, “and now she’s with him.”
Eckert and Rooney were high school sweethearts. She had continued to live in the couple’s home in Stamford after he died more than seven years ago.
She was flying to her hometown Thursday night when the plane crashed on approach to the Buffalo airport. She had planned to celebrate Rooney’s 58th birthday.