“All his Dreams Worked Out”

2014-11-14 Eileen Tallon (née Dennehy of Tullig) interviewed by the Huffington PostOn September 11th 2001, 26 year old fire fighter Sean Tallon died when the North Tower collapsed after the World Trade Center attacks.

Last September (2014) Sean’s mother Eileen (née Dennehy, of Tullig, Millstreet), his sister Rosaleen, and more family members were interviewed about their memories of Sean, that morning, more. The interview is a beautiful poignant four minute video which can be viewed on the Huffington Post.

Sean’s sister Rosaleen has been chosen as an aide to the Grand Marshall at the 2015 Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue. She is a board member of Families of 9-11 Firefighters and WTC Victims, family liaison for Advocates for 9-11 Heroes – Memorial and a board member of the Beverly Crest Homeowner’s Association.

Read the Obituary of Sean Patrick Talon.

Sean Patrick Tallon (son of Eileen Dennehy of Tullig) who died in the North Tower during 9-112014-11-14 Eileen Tallon (née Dennehy of Tullig) interviewed by the Huffington Post 032014-11-14 Eileen Tallon (née Dennehy of Tullig) interviewed by the Huffington Post 022014-11-14 Eileen Tallon (née Dennehy of Tullig) interviewed by the Huffington Post


from the Huffington Post article:

On the 13th anniversary of the tragic World Trade Center attacks, the memories of that September morning are as poignant as ever. Many Americans can recall exactly where they were on that fateful day, and for Eileen Tallon, whose son Sean died in the towers, it is no different.

Firefighter Sean Patrick Tallon was one of the first responders on the scene at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Despite the day’s somber legacy, his mother looked back on that morning with painstakingly detailed stories and fond memories.

“He would be getting up around the same time that I was getting up, and we wouldn’t talk much because there wouldn’t be that much going on,” she said. “But that particular morning, he was beaming. He had on this beautiful rugby shirt that he had bought in Ireland. It was green and white and it had a white collar, and he was looking up at me and we were having such a nice conversation, and then he kind of said to me, ‘I have to get going, I have to get going.’ It was just a wonderful morning.”

She emphasized the importance of focusing on Tallon’s life and accomplishments.

“We’ll always remember 9/11, but I’m remembering my happy times that he had. His graduation from college, his graduation from the marines [and] his graduation from the fire academy,” she said. “I have really great memories, really vivid memories of all the happy times. All his dreams worked out.”

Tallon’s sister Rosaleen Tallon DaRos said she wished she could share a few last words with her brother.

“I don’t know, you don’t sit down with somebody and tell them, ‘Oh, I’m so proud of you.’ Sometimes you don’t get the opportunity, and Sean wasn’t the type. He’d be so soft with [praise]. I wish I could tell him, ‘God, Sean, I’m so proud of you.’”


from Remains of the Day:

Sean Tallon was 26, a Marine reservist completing his first probationary year with the New York Fire Department. He was assigned to Ladder Company 10 (the “Ten House”) directly across the street from the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The only son of Irish immigrants, he was living at home pending completion of his training year. His sister, now 39, describes him as “fair-haired and handsome” and “also a real wise guy” who liked to play Irish jigs on the button accordion with his dad. Sean’s father, who worked directly across the river from lower Manhattan, saw the planes strike the towers, saw the flames and knew his son would head directly into the buildings, saw the buildings collapse and knew his son was crushed within...


There’s lots of nice tributes to Sean on Irish Tribute

The video of Eileen has been removed from youTube 🙁 (2018)



Rosaleen & Eileen Tallon, at the 2011 commemorations for 9/11.


Roll of Honour – Sean Patrick Tallon: Throughout his short time with us‚ Sean made my father and mother very proud‚ while at the same time remaining very modest about his abilities and accomplishments‚ often remarking how good others were at just the tasks we saw him do so well himself. He wore his insecurities on his sleeve and wasn’t ashamed to admit them‚ whether it was …  (Firehero.org)

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