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About Joseph Ianelli

Joseph Ianelli's personal and professional lives were taking off. The 28 year-old Hoboken resident and his fiancé, Monica, had decided they would marry on Sept 1st, 2002. Three months prior to Sept 11th, 2001, Mr. Ianelli, an accountant formerly with an architectural recruiting company where he met Monica, went to work for financial services conglomerate Marsh & McLennan, on the 98th Floor of 1 World Trade Center. September 11th was the first day in his short time with Marsh that he went in early to prepare for a 9am meeting.

Joseph A. Ianelli, born on July 6th, 1973, was raised in Staten Island, NY and attended Monsignor Farrell High School and graduated with an accounting degree from the College of Staten Island in 1995. At 6 feet 2 inches and 190lbs, Joe was an avid sports enthusiast, who excelled at baseball and basketball throughout his high school days.

Joe never got caught up in the materialistic side of life. His family, friends and fiancé were the most important things to him and whenever anyone needed something, Joe was the first person to lend a hand. He would have given the shirt off his back to help the people he loved. No amount of help was ever too much.

At his funeral, the message that his friends and family expressed was clear; Joe had this ability to touch people's lives like no one else. He never had a problem showing affection and love and was open to receiving the same amount in return. He was an easygoing, warm and gentle soul and taught us all that the little things in life are the most important.

Out of a tremendous need to honor and remember him, The Joseph Ianelli 9/11 Scholarship Fund was established with the mission to provide educational scholarships to all those financially impacted by the events of 9/11/01.