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In Tribute to Michael Trinidad
33 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I remember your brilliant smile, lighting up your face and the entire room. It was snowing out, and New Year's Eve. You and your wife were both so beautiful, so young. Your daughter had just been born, and you had wrapped her in a huge bundle of blankets. She was so tiny inside of it. It was so cold out. You were so proud of her. Nine years seems like an eternity, or as if it were only yesterday. God bless you, and God bless America.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-09 ***

Michael, my little brother,

We miss you terribly, but I thank you for being there every time I needed you to help me with Mom—and just for being my best friend. I could always tell you everything, and you told me everything.... I miss that. I know you wanted me to be Mom after she died, but no one could ever take her place, nor did I want to try. Well, my little brother, now you have her all to yourself ... haha.

Well, your children are growing, and how I wish we could see them, so that we could see you in them, and they could see you in us. Michael, you were always a man of many titles, but the one I miss the most is "my brother." You have a new niece now, and her middle name is Louisa ... uh oh.

We talk about you at family reunions and laugh hysterically. Then there are those days that a painful crying sneaks in.

Love you mucho mucho tanto tanto!

*** Posted by Millie Schifano on 2009-10-09 ***

Michael came from a small town in upstate NY but lived in a big mansion that looked like a Haunted House lifted high above the Hudson River near a beautiful park. He had a lot of beautiful sisters, brother and a mother who withstood life challenges. Our childhood hometown consisted mostly of first generation Puerto Ricans. The little girl inside of me remembers you and your dream Michael Angel Trinidad.

*** Posted by Yvette Cruz on 2009-09-11 ***

I know Michael Trinidad and his family from Newburgh, New York. My memories: I went to school with Michael, Brenda, and Bobby. We went roller skating and walked back at 1 in the morning if we didn't have a ride. Michael and I entered many dance contests at the Dungeons doing the waup and freestyle music, lol. We had many laughs together, dances together, snowball fights on Dubois St. Wow. What memories! Back then we were listening to freestyle music. He had a beautiful smile. God only knows his time was limited, but his memory will last a lifetime.... Until we meet again in heaven ...

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

*** Posted by Berlinda Smith on 2009-09-11 ***

Michael and I grew up together. He lived right down the road from me. We went to NFA and were on the wrestling team. I always remember walking back from practice through Downing Park in Newburgh. We had good conversations. He is deeply missed ... deeply. We will never forget.

*** Posted by Jesse Tirado on 2009-09-11 ***

Still remembering you my b-ball brother!
I was at Braddock Park -- looking at the basketball courts...
Brought back memories! OUCH, my back still hurt from your drive... lol...
You're still missed!

*** Posted by Andre Ward on 2009-09-11 ***

I was looking for Mike on Facebook, and I am so sad to find out that he was lost on that tragic day, Sept 11th. Mike and I went to HS together, and I remember him as an extraordinary person, always laughing, with a heart of gold, who joked that I actually had legs, when he saw me at the prom. :-) I'm sorry that I will not be able to speak with him again, but his memory lives on in me, all of you, and the many others who were blessed to have known him. Much love, Mike. Rest in peace, my friend. You will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by Ginny Dodge on 2009-07-28 ***

I am from another country. I did not know Michael, but we share the same last name ... perhaps to some degree we are related, and for this I feel connected and share the grief of his friends and family. I hope for peace for his soul, and peace for all.

*** Posted by another Trinidad on 2009-03-18 ***

I never knew him, but I still love him so much. I was only 3 when 9/11 happened, but Benny S. and Michael are still near and dear to me. Now at age ten, I looked up his name, and this was the first thing I clicked on. R.I.P., Michael.

Love, Denise

*** Posted by Denise Mojica on 2009-02-15 ***

I graduated NFA with Michael and didn't know he was a victim of 9-11 till I went to our 20-year reunion. I still grieve for all the victims, and now that I know you were one, too, my heart is aching again. Keep watch over us, Michael.

Jenn Mandoske-Bodnar

*** Posted by Jennifer Bodnar on 2009-01-03 ***


*** Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-11 ***


It has been 7 years, and we miss you so much. I hope that you are watching us and guide us. You will always be an angel in the heaven. You are and will always be a special person, and hopefully we'll see you one day.

God bless you always,
Minnie and Ed

*** Posted by minnie on 2008-09-10 ***

I was in the building that day as well. I had no idea that I would survive and he wouldn't. I miss our favorite spot. I miss him.

*** Posted by Leslie on 2008-03-02 ***

Michael is one of the many second cousins from my mother's side. His grandmother, Mina, was my aunt. I knew his mother, Luisa, and oldest sister, Millie, when she was small. Since I have moved since leaving New York, I have kept in touch through others who were closer. Even now after five years, it's hard not to feel the pain of losing a family member, especially by the means that we did. I was proud to spend 10 months back in 2002/2003 in Iraq and do my share, as many of our other family members have done. The hardest of feelings felt reading these memories are also the sweetest written by Michael's children. Thea, Timmy I hope someday soon to meet you in person and add your history to the family genealogy program that I have built over the years. Family, friends, I appreciate your treasured words of encouragement. My prayers and any help I can provide are at your disposal. Ask your Uncle Junior or Aunt Jenny who cousin Chu is. Love you all. God bless!

*** Posted by CHU on 2007-09-13 ***

Yesterday made it 6 years since you left us. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and what a great person you were. Mike thanks for the memories and the laughter. Keep smiling in heaven and watch over your kids. May you rest in peace.

Love and always in my heart....Nancy

*** Posted by Nancy on 2007-09-12 ***

I don't know him at all. I was just trying to search for my name, and I saw this. I'm sending my condolences to the beloved family of Mike.

*** Posted by Michael Trinidad on 2007-06-11 ***

Wow, it's been 5 years since my salsa class buddy's death, and I think about him constantly. Mike and I were like brother and sister. He would confide in me with everything. He had lived in my home during the week while he worked, on weekends he would go to home to Queens. I knew he did not have a good relationship with the sisters, and he was going through a hard time financially. I know that he is watching over us, and he is an angel because Mike was a great friend and an exceptional father. I miss you Mike, and you are in my heart.

*** Posted by Minnie on 2006-09-12 ***

I knew Michael, even though we weren't dating any longer, he still remained a special friend. Always calling on holidays, and New Year's Eve! The first time we met I'll never forget it was "Raining" a lot. A few years later, he asked me to meet him for lunch, in fact it was in the spring of 2001, and I had kept putting it off but decided to meet him for lunch at 14 st union square. It was "Pouring" rain...lol..and When he met me, he had this huge grin on his face, and he said "I know it was raining when we first met." Those are the words I remember, then on 9/11 as I woke up, the phone rang. It was EXACTLY 8:52am, and I didn't know what was going on. Michael always called me every morning to tell me "Good Morning Gorgeous" that was his joke, because I was never a morning person! I was running late that day, and I saw the caller ID, but said to myself "Oh, I'll call him later". I've regretted not picking up the phone that morning, I say I've gotten over it, but I don't think I ever will. I remember meeting his mom before she died of cancer, it was at his sister's house in CT, she's a personal trainer and she was so nice, her and her husband, they treated my daughter and I so well. I will never forget him, his family or the kids Thia and Timothy who are the spitting image of their dad. I tried getting in contact with his family, but was never able to do so. My heart goes out to the family, and his kids. As 9/11 approaches, it brings me back to that day and my heart fills not with sadness but gladness because Michael was and will always be a part of my life...
RIP...Michael, luv you and miss you....

*** Posted by Sandra Perez on 2006-09-08 ***

I heard his ex-wife speak of him on NPR and I know from her words that he was a man no different from most American Fathers and Dads. He loved his children and his ex-wife very much. He and his ex-wife will always be one in God's eyes.

*** Posted by Joseph Coleman on 2006-09-08 ***

I'm sorry I didn't know him BUt want to share my condolences with his family... monique, thea and timmy

*** Posted by tracy on 2005-08-20 ***

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