This morning's crash of Continental Flight 3407 en route to Buffalo from Newark, New Jersey -- killing all 49 people onboard and one person on the ground -- also took the life of Beverly Eckert of Stamford, Connecticut.
Eckert's husband Sean Rooney died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He was on the phone saying how much he loved her when she heard an explosion and then silence.
Only last week, Eckert was part of a group that visited Barack Obama to voice concerns about how the administration intended to handle terror suspects.
Eckert was headed to Buffalo, her hometown, to celebrate what would have been her husband's 58th birthday.