Funeral held for FDNY member who died of 9/11-related cancer

Hundreds of family, friends and firefighters gathered for a final salute today at the funeral for an FDNY firefighter from New Rochelle.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2020, 12:47 AM

Updated 1,542 days ago

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Hundreds of family, friends and firefighters gathered for a final salute today at the funeral for an FDNY firefighter from New Rochelle.
Daniel Foley, 46, died on Feb. 22 from 9/11-related pancreatic cancer. He was buried at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet and is survived by his wife and five children.
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 Foley served as a first responder for 22 years, beginning in the Bronx with the FDNY. He also spent time at ground zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
News 12 is told his late brother Tommy was also an NYC firefighter who tragically passed away on 9/11. Foley spent more than a week searching the rubble before bringing his brother’s body home.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro spoke on the tragedy, saying in part, "Five children without a dad. Two brothers who've died as a result of this. It's a terrible tragedy."
As a tribute to a hometown hero, his helmet was presented to his youngest son to continue the Foley legacy.
This tragedy marks the 221st member of the FDNY to pass away from a 9/11-related illness.
"Terrible thing for this department to have to deal with, but we do. We turn out, we support the families each time," assured Commissioner Nigro.


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