Celebrating Women for the Real World

Honoring Christopher Colasanti

A while back, Dale, came up with a wonderful idea to honor the victims of 9/11. We are priveledged to be a part of this group of bloggers. On that day, our nation witnessed the horror in our own back yard and we lost many great and wonderful people. We are honored to be able to share with you the life of Christopher M. Colasanti (age: 33):

“The best way to know God
is to love many things.”

Christopher M. Colasanti

Christopher was married and a father of two daughters. He worked as a Bond Trader on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald.

From what we have found about Christopher Colasanti in our research, he was a truly great man. He was completely devoted to his family and made sure that he bathed and tucked in his daughters every night. “When he was around his girls, he just had that smile on his face all the time,” said John Nulty, who grew up with Mr. Colasanti in South Orange. “You could tell he was having that perfect-moment feeling.” He loved playing golf, even though he was lousy at it. He rooted for sports teams that were mostly terrible, like the Nets and Jets, just so he could pull for an underdog.

Christopher and his wife Kelly were High School sweethearts. The met their Junior year at Columbia High School where he was Captain of his high school soccer team and later a triathlete. Afterwards, he attended and graduated from Dartmouth College and became a Trader.

“We’ll be a strong family, the three of us,” Kelly said. “We have to live this way because he was so great. We can’t let it not be great here because it was so great.”

We couldn’t possibly do his life justice as we didn’t know him. We did however find some quotes from people that did:

From Carla:

“I knew Chris from CHS. He was a great guy. So funny and full of life. We used to eat lunch together in 9th grade( with a bunch of other guys in HS). He was a great soccer player too. I was deeply saddened when I heard that he was in the towers. It’s not fair that good guys like him have to die in such a horrific way. I still pray for his wife Kelly and 2 daughters.”

From a CHS Alum:

I went to high school with Chris. He was a genuinely wonderful guy. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends. -CHS 1989

From Larissa:

Chris was one of my closest friends in Jr. High and early high school. He always knew how to have fun. He loved Kelly the minute he met her and although their time together was cut short, the love they shared must have been incredible. I pray for her happiness and the ability to move forward with life.

From Teresa:

I am jennifer celentano’s younger sister. I have had Chris on my mind for some reason the last few days. I had a dream the other night that I was Talking to Andrew (he and I were in the same grade growning up together) and he was talking about Chris with such passion. Just thought you should know that these years later, he is still in the hearts of people who knew or knew of him. Prayers are still going out to you and your family every single day.

From Renee:

I went to Columbia High School with Chris. I remember him as a captain of our high school soccer team and so bright… Kelly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Livia:

I too was part of the gang on West End Road. I have known about Chris since the tradgedy through Jeff Voight and Noeleen and Frank DeFilippis. The many hours of kick the can, hide and seek, running through yards with Chris and his brothers, the McConvilles, the Nultys and Andy Shelfo are such vivid and fond memories for me. I just wanted to reach out to you today and let you know I am thinking of you and your girls. I lost my father when I was 14 and I know the hole it left in my life but I also know that I am who I am today for it. They will grow and flurish and love their father forever.

From David:

Kelly, as you already know, Chris was a very kind and warm hearted person, who loved his family very much. I will always remember the love and joy that he expressed whenever he spoke of his “three” girls. As an insurance representative, I have had the privilege of meeting many hundreds of people over the past twenty-five years, yet none as genuinely sincere as Chris. May God bless you and your family!

Chrisopher Colasanti is survived by his wife Kelly, his daughters Cara and Lauren, his father, Anthony, and two brothers, Gregory and Andrew. We can’t even imagine the sorrow this family must still experience, but we are happy for the opportunity to honor his life.

To see more tributes click HERE.


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  1. * Karen says:

    Very nice. I’m doing my tribute to the person Dale chose for me later today. It’s a wonderful project.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  2. * TBG says:

    It is so devastating all of those lives lost. I wish I knew more about the man I wrote about, everything about him that I could find was amazing. What a remarkable man and so is the man that you wrote this tribute too!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  3. * Carrie says:

    The more I read about the people who were lost, the more angry and upset I am. I am so sorry for his family that he was takend from them. That was a beautiful tribute, and if they find it, I hope they some comfort from it.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  4. * Kami says:

    So sad. He was so young. You girls did a great job on his tribute; thank you!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  5. * Teena says:

    Very nice tribute. Thank you for honouring Christopher.

    Mine is up.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  6. * Lisa M. says:

    beautiful. what a smile.

    the losses, are truly aweing.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  7. * MysteriousLady says:

    A wonderful tribute, too many wonderful people lost that day.

    mines up too.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  8. * dmmgmfm says:

    Wonderful tribute, thank you.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  9. * MilkMaid says:

    An excellent tribute.

    So many lives ended, so many..so many.

    [I was at the main site where all of the bloggers link’s doing tributes are and just randomly clicking different links to the sites and RANDOMLY clicked you guys. Weird, huh?]

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  10. * Shell says:

    Great job. I just watched the 9/11 special about the filmakers who caught the plane striking the first tower. It’s so sad to go through these and realize I was seeing recorded live footage from that day and that some of these people were in that tower when they were filming.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  11. * Beth says:

    Beautiful tribute, Sheri and Suzan. You brought Christopher Colasanti to life for me, and left me just a little sadder on this sad day. What a beautiful smile, what a wonderful father. My heart goes out to Kelly and his daughters.

    Dinah Webster: A Tribute

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  12. * Lee says:

    well done…such a bright future to be lost so young…

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  13. * kateandjona says:

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful tribute.

    Jonathon’s Closet remembers Robert Levine, also a Cantor employee.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  14. * The Kept Woman says:

    So sad and such a horrific loss. My heart goes out to his wife and girls.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  15. * Jen says:

    He sounds like a really wonderful dad, and a great person. I can tell he will be missed.

    I Remember Anna Williams Allison

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  16. * Raggedy says:

    Wonderful Tribute!
    Thank you.
    These are sad and hard to read….
    I am honored to be a part of this project.
    Mine is posted also…

    The 2996 link is down. I have a new link on my site to view the participants.

    Bless you…

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  17. * Lucky Lum says:

    it breaks my heart. each one
    I read…

    nice tribute

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago
  18. * Chicago Ray says:

    A lovely memorial to Christopher Colasanti you’ve given us, thank you.

    Please see Mr. Eddie A. Dillard here if you wish, and thanks again.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 6 months ago

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