When he wasn't busy battling flames, Robert McMahon, 35, whom everyone called Bobby, liked to make things. He built a haunted house for children with cancer. He painted landscapes and loved photography. He could turn mute lumber into furniture of distinction.
There wasn't much that Dennis P. McHugh, 34, couldn't do. He ran the New York City Marathon, played Gaelic football, married the beautiful Una Hinchcliffe and became the proud father of Chloe, Sophie and Joseph.
Mary knowing her outgoing, assertive husband did not leave before the tower crashed to the ground after the terrorist attack was no surprise to Mary McGovern. Knowing his record for saving lives, she said, “He was going to make sure that everybody got out before he got out.”
Lt. William “Billy” Edward McGinn of Riverdale, a former Staten Islander, was a devoted husband and father. As a member of the New York City Fire Department’s Squad 18 based in Manhattan, he was among the first units to arrive at the scene of the World Trade Center disaster.
During his youth, Firefighter Thomas McCann used to rule the courts at Woodside’s IS 125, commanding his teams through games and tournaments with a natural ability to lead.
Mr. McAvoy's wife, the former Paula Romano, and his brother said many people knew him as a hero, perhaps more than they could name. They all commented on how every friend was a best friend.
Brian was a young‚ warm‚ kind-hearted‚ compassionate‚ vibrant‚ fun‚ loving‚ spirited‚ courageous‚ generous‚ adventurous man.
Walking up Seventh Avenue past 11th Street, it’s difficult not to notice that the block between Seventh and Eighth Avenues has been renamed in honor of Firefighter Keithroy Maynard.
A firefighter who met the love of his life as they battled to save lives during 9/11 proposed on the anniversary of the terror attack 17 years later.
Aside from his work with Rescue 5 in Concord, just about every aspect of firefighter Joseph A. Mascali’s life revolved around his family.