Jennifer Tino

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Jen, 15 years later you and your family are still in my thoughts...still in my prayers...still in my heart. You once gave me a book, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People." I often wonder why something this bad had to happen to you, someone so good. Thank you for being such an angel and loving friend to all those blessed to have known you. No good-byes...only until we meet again. xoxo! ~Anne (Hick) Fortunato Marymount University
Anne (Hick) Fortunato, Friend
Sep 12 2016 2:49PM
Today I was one of 41,000 fans at the Giants-Dodgers baseball game. Upon entering the stadium, I was handed an 8' x 11.5 card containing the US flag on one side and the name, Jennifer M. Tino, on the other side, below the words, WE WILL NEVER FORGET. All the fans held up their cards during a pre-game ceremony and again during the singing of God Bless America in the seventh inning. To Jen's family, friends and colleagues at Marsh & McLennan, please know that Jennifer had a special place in my heart and prayers today, most especially upon my ride home across the Golden Gate Bridge on a picture-perfect day - a truly great American site. David Bernstein San Rafael, CA
David Bernstein, Colleague
Sep 12 2011 12:32AM
As we wrapped up our season with our party tonight, I commented to a young goal keeper how much she reminded me of the goalkeeper I spent so much time with in college, doing wormsmashers and hopping over the benches at the practice field. When I got home tonight, I decided to see if I could find her. I had no idea I would only have my memories. She is part of several of the best memories I have. I am sorry to be so late, and will cherish all that she gave of herself to help me!! I am certainly better to have known her. I will miss her and still think of her often!!
Heather Burt Martin, Friend
Nov 16 2009 8:04PM
Jen, I Lit a candle at the Grotto for you again. We all pray you are watching over us. May God Bless and Keep you always.
Shawn P. Braue, Friend
Sep 13 2009 11:35AM
Still missing you Jen! You were such a great person. Only you would do your accounting homework on Spring Break in Cape Hatteras! :) You are still an inspiration! Love you, Michelle
Michelle Moody, Friend
Sep 11 2009 2:12PM
Jennifer, We will never forget you! May GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS! Love and Peace to you always The Braue Family
Shawn Patrick Braue, Friend
Sep 11 2008 11:20PM
I knew Jen during our Marymount years. She was a fellow soccer player and later became my accounting tutor at the school's learning center. We later became friends, though she was tough to get close to, we did spend some quality time together. She let me stay at her apt while on break from school. I haven't seen or spoken to her since that time. She told me stories about her family in Caldwell. She is missed.
Craig Maltese, Friend
Aug 27 2006 9:45PM
As I reminisce, I can remember the beginning so vividly and as if it were just yesterday, but it wasn’t. It was November 13, 1985 on a basketball court at Grover Cleveland Middle School. We were 13 years old. From there, we went on to play many years of soccer, basketball and softball together, side by side, until we graduated from James Caldwell High School. It was largely because of Jen that I had such tender memories of those awkward junior high and high school years. And, it was with Jen that I shared many of them. We were victorious together and we were conquered together, but most important to me was that we were united together. And I could not have chosen a more decent or inspiring human being with whom to share triumph and defeat … on or off the field or court. It was a friendship that, although it would originate in adolescence, transcended time and distance. There were moments that we were hundreds of miles apart or hadn’t spoken in weeks. But in the instant that we were able to connect again it was as if we would just seem to pick up wherever we’d left off. As if a hundred miles was but one and a month was no more than a day. So many years ago we embarked on a journey in which we made one another laugh, saw one another cry and witnessed a metamorphosis of maturity from young girls to grown women. And we were different in as many ways as we were alike. It was a friendship of momentous endurance and one that I took great pride in. After nearly 16 years of friendship I’m mindful that there are few moves that I can make and few breaths that I can take that are not going to remind me, in some way, of Jen. I’ve heard it said “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”, but that’s not necessarily true. I knew what an extraordinary friend I had. I loved Jen like a sister. And, I loved her unconditionally. You see we were friends. To me that meant that, although we weren’t family by blood, we were family by choice. To me, Jen was the embodiment of true friendship. She was intelligent, loyal, funny, compassionate, selfless, so special, and truly one of the most unique individuals that I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. I’ve heard it referred to as the ‘X factor’. It's the intangible energies that come from within and radiate to fill the wide-open voids around us. Jen had that! Albeit she didn’t know it nor would she ever admit it; Jen just had something about her that moved people and made them want to be close to her. I’m eternally grateful for having known Jen and even more grateful for having been a part of her life. I was a better person for having known her. She certainly brought out the very best in me on many occasions. Jen’s friendship gave me the strength and courage to endure struggles that may not have been possible without her by my side. Jen felt passion for her convictions and upheld those convictions by example and not just theory alone. Admirable qualities that I attribute to the values taught by a family who loved her so very much. In no uncertain terms Jen was a leader and not a follower. Jen didn’t care about what was popular. She cared about what was right. If the actions of the multitude defied any element of Jens convictions she had absolutely no qualms about standing alone. I respected and admired that and consequently she never stood alone. In fact, at only 5’2” Jen stood taller than anyone else I have ever known. It was that confidence and strength of character that inspired me to walk with her and not among the multitude. Ironically, I frequently find myself looking around my home at the nostalgic collection of gifts that Jen had given me throughout the years and I’m always reminded that the most valuable gift of all was the gift of her friendship. That was priceless. And, although I miss her terribly and I feel that sixteen years of friendship just wasn’t long enough I’m wealthy with a treasure of beautiful memories that I’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Tracey Barmore, Friend
Feb 10 2006 2:55PM
Jen, I think of you every day. You will never be forgotten. 'When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, 'This is eternity, And all I've promised you.' Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same way There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven And now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand And share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart
Lisa Grisolia, Friend
Oct 6 2005 10:03PM
Jen-One of my oldest and dearest friends in the world. One of my very best friends. Although you were not my sister by blood you were my sister by choice. I still think about you every single day and miss you more than words can describe. I cling to all my wonderful memories of you. As we were friends in life we will continue to be friends in death. I learned so much from you. What I learned from you became some of the best parts of me. I will always love and remember you.
Tracey Barmore, Friend
Apr 15 2004 9:39AM
You have been in my heart and sould for many years. I am sorry that we drifted apart and sad that we never had a proper good-bye. I will forever treasure your gifts, words of wisdom, and love. There is no doubt that you are among the angels. All of my love and prayers. Sheila
Sheila Donoghue Jenkins, Friend
Jul 22 2003 8:29AM
Jen, my best friend, my soulmate and my angel.. I miss you beyond words can describe. I can still hear you laughing on the phone that morning, telling jokes and planning our next adventure. Christopher and Joseph miss you tremendously. They always talk about their partner in sports and their friend,Jen. You would be so proud of them the way they are boogie boarding and riding the waves just like you taught them. I am so proud of you and often told you no one could ever hold a candle to you. You are the best person that I know. You told me once, that when we need a special dose of each other's love we both know where to go, inside our hearts and inside our memories. You will forever remain in those places, Jen. You also recited this Psalm to me; The Lord is my fort where I can enter and be safe; no one can follow me in and slay me. He is a rugged mountain where I hide; he is my saviour, a rock where no one can reach me, and a tower of safety. I know your with the man upstairs and you are watching over your family and mine. I love you Jen and always will. Lisa
Lisa Grisolia, Friend
Sep 17 2002 11:28AM
Jennifer, my beloved sister, I miss you so much. You were my only sister, my baby sister. How I wish that I got the oppoortunity to say goodbye and to tell you that I love and admire you. You set goals in life and always strived towards them. You never gave up in taking the CpA exam and what a victory it was, when you passed in July of 2001. You had dreams of becoming very successful on Wall Street and I am so angry that you didnt get that opportunity. I know you are in a beter place, and looking over all of us. Joseph misses you too. He always asks me 'when is Aunt Jen coming back' and I tell him you are now an angel, and he wants to be one too. PLease look over my son and be his guardian angel. I think and talk about you everyday, I will never forget that day and what you mean to me. God bless you and we will meet down the road again one day. Love your sister,Pam
Pamela Tino Schiele, Family
Sep 13 2002 4:51PM
I was at my desk on the 41st floor of 60 Wall Street, the J.P. Morgan building, when the Trade Center was attacked. Thousands of pieces of paper floated across downtown and one of them came to rest right outside my window; it was a buckslip with Jennifer Tino's name on it. I quickly wrote down her name and phone number in the hope against hope that she would somehow survive. A few seconds later, the buckslip slipped from the window and blew away. When I called Jennifer's number a few days later, I learned that she had been killed in the attack. While I never met her, I think of this chance interaction often, and am deeply saddened that she died before her time, killed by the face of evil. Ben Lopata.
Benjamin Lopata, Friend
Sep 11 2002 8:30AM
It is with much sadness that I write this tribute to Jen Tino. Jen and I were friends in college. I can hardly believe that she is gone from this world…she was always so full of life. Jen was someone that had strong faith and values. Tino, you will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
Anne Buehren Martin, Friend
Sep 5 2002 10:43AM
Jennifer was a beautiful person inside and out, she had such great sense of humor, I truly miss her. My prayers are with you and your family Jennifer...
Kathy Reyes, Colleague
Jun 11 2002 10:51AM