Beverly Eckert

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Birthday
29, 1951
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 12, 2009 (57)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1951
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 12, 2009 (57)

About

Remembered for her role in bringing about the 9/11 Commission, this widow of September 11 terrorist attacks victim Sean Rooney worked with other victims' families to establish a World Trade Center memorial and to improve national security.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, she earned an art degree from Buffalo State College.

Trivia

Tragically, she died in the 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 while traveling to a memorial birthday celebration for her late husband. After her death, her sister Margaux filed a lawsuit against Colgan and several affiliated airlines.

Family Life

Her marriage to Sean Rooney lasted from 1980 until Rooney's death in 2001. The couple, both natives of Buffalo, New York, were living in Stamford, Connecticut at the time of the terrorist attacks.

Associated With

Eckert's husband and insurance executive Kevin Cosgrove both died in the World Trade Center's South Tower on the morning of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.