KEVIN F. CONROY: Supper Every
day, he was an accountant at Marsh & McLennan, the
insurance brokerage company that occupied seven upper
floors at 1 World Trade Center. Evenings, Kevin E.
Conroy, 47, the father of four children ages 6 to 12,
insisted that his family get together at home in
Kensington, Brooklyn, for supper (not dinner) that he
There was his infamous eggplant parmigiana. Salad.
Pasta. Meat and potatoes. Barbecue. "Nothing too
extravagant," said a cousin, Lynn Taylor. "They were the
only family I knew that cooked dinner every night. It was
just important for him that the family sit together at
The schedules of youth leagues and school tested the
custom; some nights it was just pizza ordered in. But Mr.
Conroy always looked forward to the suppers and, on
weekends, playing the gracious host for gatherings of
friends and family.
"We shared some great times, drank some beer, had lots
and lots of laughs," said a letter from two other
cousins, Tom and Oonagh, that was read at a memorial
service last week. "And Kevin, the barbecues were