Remembering forever members of the Quinnipiac community

September 08, 2021

A bench honors those lost on 9/11

The names of Frank H. Brennan ’72, James C. Cappers ’92 and Timothy C. Kelly ’85 are carved in a granite bench outside the Pat Abbate ’58 Alumni House and Gardens at Quinnipiac.

The memorial bench sits below a leafy canopy of three fire maples. In a few weeks, the trees will fill the autumn sky with crimson-colored leaves.

The top of bench reads, “Quinnipiac University honors our alumni lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001.” Each alumnus left an indelible mark at Quinnipiac.

Frank Brennan was a 6-foot-7 member of the men’s basketball team before becoming senior vice president and limited partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. Chris Cappers was a brother of Alpha Chi Rho who worked as an assistant vice president at Marsh & McLennan. Tim Kelly studied business at QU before he arrived at Cantor Fitzgerald as a municipal bond broker.

As a basketball player, Brennan led Quinnipiac in field goal percentage during the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons. He also led QU in free throw percentage during the 1969-70 season. Cappers met his wife, Kathleen (Vieira) Cappers, at Quinnipiac; the couple later married in 1995. Kelly forged a family on Long Island with his wife, Julie (Barry) Kelly.

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