Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In Memory of Jennifer Neill

Clarence alumna ('92) Jennifer Neill was among the victims in the crash of Flight 3407. From the Buffalo News:

"Jennifer Neill, 34, was pregnant with her first child.

“She was due at the end of May,” said her mother, Mary Neill. Jennifer lived with her parents in Clarence.

Her fiance, Todd Eacker, a physician’s assistant, was in Florida visiting his sister when the plane went down. The last time he spoke with Neill was while she was at the Newark airport waiting for the plane to depart, her father, James, said.

A pharmaceutical sales representative for Shearing-Plough for the past several years, Jennifer left Wednesday morning for New York City for a business trip and was on her way back home on Flight 3407...

“The happy part is that she was a very happy and upbeat person,” Mary Neill said.

“She is just a wonderful daughter…She is a very ambitious and a very bright girl,” James said..

In addition to her parents and fiance, Jennifer is survived by two brothers, Brendan and Patrick, a major in the Air Force, who was a safety officer and flew commercially at one time, James Neill said."

From WGRZ:

"Jennifer E. Neill (34), was a Clarence native. She attended Clarence Central High School, where she was First Chair Flutist in the band and also played softball and basketball. She held an Associates degree in Physical Therapy from SUNY Geneseo and a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from the University at Buffalo. She worked in the physical therapy department at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She and her fiance, Todd Eacker, were expecting their first child, a son."

(more on WIVB)

NEILL - Jennifer E. February 12, 2009, age 34, suddenly, a victim of Flight 3407, dear daughter of James L. and Mary J. (nee Buscaglia); dear sister of Major Patrick L. (Erin) Neill and Brenden L. Neill; dear fiancée of Todd Eacker, P.A.; dear granddaughter of Edith Buscaglia; dear aunt of Jack and Makena Neill. The family will be present Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 8440 Main St. (near Harris Hill Rd.). A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 AM in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence, NY. If desired, memorials may be made to the Women and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo, 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

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