City Remembers 9/11 Victims With Haverhill Ties During Wednesday Anniversary

Water Street fire station during a Sept. 11, 2019 memorial service. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Two victims of the 9/11 terror attacks with Haverhill ties were remembered Wednesday when Mayor James J. Fiorentini and local leaders gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

During a ceremony at the foot of the Basiliere Bridge put on by the city’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ad Hoc Commission, Fiorentini called for a moment of silence for Jane Orth, a passenger on American Airlines flight 11, and Kenneth Marino, the husband of Haverhill native Katrina Marino.

Orth lived on Ford Street at the time of her death, Fiorentini said, while Marino was a firefighter with FDNY’s Rescue 1 Company. He was last seen entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center and his remains were never found.

First responders lost that Tuesday morning 18 years ago in New York City were also on the minds of Haverhill’s firefighters and police officers at the Water Street fire station, where Chief William Laliberty led a remembrance alongside Chaplain Father John Delaney from Sacred Hearts Church.

Members of the Haverhill Police and Fire Department Honor Guards stood watch as Delaney offered a prayer for the lives lost and those who grieve. Laliberty read the poems “May They Not be Forgotten” and “The Bravest of the Brave,” written by Jack Colpas and dedicated to emergency service workers, especially those who lost their lives on 9/11.


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