Family Tribute:Aida, if it was written that you would die so tragically, I pray to God that you did not suffer. Know that your daughters are being taken care of in the best possible way I know how. Look upon us from heaven and rest assured that they will not suffer while I’m around. We love and miss you.
Amy, Jasmin and the Family
Aida Rosario: Working Hard for Her Girls
Aida Rosario's family always knew when she was around: she was playing her music loud, or laughing hard, or leaving for work with a crying 3- year-old in tow on the way to day care.
Ms. Rosario, an assistant manager in the re- insurance division of Marsh & McLennan, shared a three-story family house in Jersey City with her mother, two brothers and a sister-in-law. She occupied the top floor with her daughters Amy, 14, and Jasmine, 3, and a 6-month-old granddaughter, Marilyn.
'She was very excited about having a granddaughter, although she was very unhappy about the fact that her 14-year-old was having a baby,' said her sister-in-law, Minerva Rosario. 'She worked very hard so the children would be provided for.'
When Ms. Rosario had started working on the 94th floor of 1 World Trade Center three years ago, her family questioned her wisdom in light of the previous terrorist attack. 'She said, `I have to feed my daughters,' ' her sister-in-law said. 'She said: `So what? If the building's on fire I'll jump out the window.' ' But it was a joke. Ms. Rosario, 42 and divorced, never dwelled on the potential danger, instead focusing her energies on taking care of her girls. Now her family is haunted by speculation about what really happened to her. 'You just wonder,' Minerva Rosario said.