Friday, October 16, 2009

Paige Marie Farley-Hackel: Newsday & The Chicago Tribune

September 13, 2001

Paige Farley-Hackel, 46, was aboard Flight 11 on her way to Los Angeles to be certified as a coach in the Debbie Ford Shadow Process, described in promotional material as "a spiritually based emotional healing seminar.”

At home in Newton, Mass., she was preparing to launch an AM talk radio program called Spiritually Speaking, and her stepdaughter, Jodi Miller, described her as "an incredible caregiver” who was "always there for everyone.” In addition to Miller, Farley-Hackel is survived by her stepson, Peter Hackel; her husband, Allan Hackel; her mother, Marjorie Farley of Saint Simon's Island, Ga.; and a brother, Michael Farley of Mesa, Ariz.

-- Newsday
Sept. 16, 2001

Sept. 13, 2001

Two women--best friends--boarded two separate planes in Boston and said they would meet in Los Angeles for a weekend of spa luxury and rides with one woman's 4-year-old daughter at Disneyland. Both planes were crashed.

"It's bad enough to lose someone you love," said Patricia Church of Winthrop, Mass., who was friends with Paige Farley Hackel, 46, and Ruth McCourt, 45, both of whom died Tuesday morning.

Hackel had been on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into one of the World Trade Center twin towers. McCourt, along with her young daughter, Juliana, had been on United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the second tower.

Ruth McCourt's brother happened to be staying at the World Trade Center Marriott when his sister's plane plowed into the towers. He escaped safely, according to a second family friend.

-- Kirsten Scharnberg (The Chicago Tribune)

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