'My Beautiful Karen Is Smiling in Heaven' Karen Juday worked as a secretary at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st floor of the North Tower. At StoryCorps, her fiance, Richard Pecorella, remembered her.
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'My Beautiful Karen Is Smiling in Heaven'

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'My Beautiful Karen Is Smiling in Heaven'

'My Beautiful Karen Is Smiling in Heaven'

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Karen Juday worked as a secretary at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st floor of the North Tower. At StoryCorps, her fiance, Richard Pecorella, remembered her.

AUDIE CORNISH, Host:

Karen Juday worked as a secretary at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st floor of the North Tower. At StoryCorps, her fiancé, Richard Pecorella, remembered her.

RICHARD PECORELLA: I couldn't even hold the bottle in my hand. I miss her eyes. Her eyes sparkled to me. One day they were blue, the next day they were green depending on how the light hit them. Karen, I'll always be in love with you and I will see you again.

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CORNISH: Richard Pecorella remembering Karen Juday, his fiancé. These 9/11 stories will be housed at the national September 11th memorial and museum. All StoryCorps recordings are archived at the Library of Congress.

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