KATHLEEN A. BURNS: Travels Led to
A. Burns was born in Staten Island, where she lived with
her parents for most of her life, in a nice home in a
quiet, middle-class neighborhood.
If the upstairs light was on, Ms. Burns, 48, was
probably reading a book. She never took work home. "Work
was work and home was home," said her mother, Eunice.
Still, Ms. Burns climbed high in the corporate world,
to the upper floors of the World Trade Center, where she
was a vice president with the Fiduciary Trust
She was good to her parents, they said. The three
watched television together in the evenings and the women
went shopping. "She liked high-end things like Ann
Taylor," her mother said.
Of course her life was more than work and home and
shopping, her mother said. She had an interest in the
wider world, and toured places like Egypt, Spain and