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Cantor Fitzgerald
Equity Market Trader
Where Died
World Trade Center

9/11 stirs up strong emotions for Maureen Cummins, the mother of Brian, who lives in Manasquan with her husband Martin. Ten years past and tears still choke her when she thinks of her son who was a victim of the World Trade Center bombing.

"We were always a tight family and we appreciate everybody in our life as long as they are here with us," Maureen Cummins said.

Cummins said they received a lot of support from people in the wake of the trajedy. "A lot of compassion, from all over," she said.

In the decade since 9/11 Maureen has made only one attempt to visit to New York City.In regards to U.S. military involvement in the Middle East she said she is sorry that the country went.

"I just did not want anyone else to lose another son. We've lost so many beautiful sons because of this. I'm so sad to hear of the casualties," she said.

Every 9/11 the Cummins go to a local ceremony to remember their son and the others who were lost. On the 10th Anniversary they will go to Cheesequake State Park for a memorial service with NJ Governor Chris Christie and then attend a smaller ceremony in Brielle.


Brian Thomas Cummins, 38, was an equity market trader with Cantor Fitzgerald. He was born in Somerville, NJ on January 6, 1963, the 4th of 6 boys. He moved to Manasquan, NJ with his family in 1980. He was on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11. His body was recovered on October 30, 2001 by firemen and he was buried at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee, NJ.
He is survived by his parents, Martin and Maureen Cummins of Manasquan; his four brothers and their wives, Martin and Karen Cummins, Michael and Catherine Cummins, John and Kathleen Cummins, and Brendan and Kathleen Cummins; as well as nine nephews and nieces.

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