NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2019 HONOR ROLL OF THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY




2019 WITHIN NEW ENGLAND DEATH NOTICES

Burlington, CT Volunteer Firefighter Steven Oullette, 41, was killed in a roll-over motor vehicle crash on July 5th.

Wells, ME Fire Chief Wayne Vetre passed away on July 5th after a battle with cancer.

Former New Marlborough, MA Volunteer Firefighter Hollis F. McNulty, 70, passed away on June 26th. She was the first female firefighter in the department's history.

Retired Naugatuck, CT Fire Chief John J. Gaspar, 88, passed away on June 21st.

Former Marlborough, NH Firefighter Robert O. Capron, 99, passed away on June 22nd.

Woonsocket, RI Firefighter Jeffrey R. Henault passed away at the age of 38. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the president of Local 732, Woonsocket Firefighters.

Retired Brewster, MA Fire Chief Roy Jones passed away on June 22nd.

Active Duty Boston Firefighter Paul Hoban passed away.

Retired Melrose, MA Firefighter Roy W. Baker passed away at the age of 95. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and served during WWII.

Former Cornish, NH Volunteer Fire Captain George M. Aldrich, Jr., 79, passed away on June 16th.

Former Noroton, CT Volunteer Assistant Chief John A. Stuart passed away on June 14th.

Waterford, Maine Firefighter Bruce E. Swett, 55, passed away unexpectedly on June 10th.

Retired New Haven, CT Lieutenant James M. Blakeslee passed away on June 6th.

Retired Weymouth, Mass Deputy Chief Francis "Frank" Paul Bevacqua Jr passed away at the age of 81.

Retired Hyannis, Mass Captain Tom Kenney passed away after a battle with cancer. Tom was also a member of FEMA Task Force 1 and a well known fire service instructor.

Retired Winooski, VT Firefighter George Gamelin passed away at the age of 82.

Retired Fire Chief Danny Hill passed away on May 27th. He had served with the Washington-Coventry RI Fire Department, Captain with AA Young Fire, and Assistant Chief of the Tropicana VFD in Florida.

Retired Boston Firefighter James Carter Jr passed away at the age of 70. Firefighter Carter had worked on Engine 3 and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Waterbury, CT Retired Firefighter Russ R. Rosselli, 71, passed away on May 22nd.

Jaffrey, NH Firefighter/EMT Cara Campbell passed away on May 19th.

Retired Keene, NH Fire Chief Bradley B. Payne passed away.

Retired Wethersfield, CT Firefighter Gordon W. (Rod) Harris passed away on May 20th at the age of 95. He was also a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps in World War II and then the United States Air Force.

New Haven, CT Firefighter George Browne passed away at the age of 46 on April 26th.

Glendale (Stamford, CT) Firefighter James F. Grabowski passed away at the age of 67.

Stanidsh, ME Volunteer Firefighter/U.S. Marine Tyler Wallingford killed in shooting. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter John Carroll passed away on April 4th. John served as union president, was an EMT/Dispatcher for LGH and Northeast CMED, and a Vietnam Veteran.

Retired Glastonbury, CT Deputy Chief Donald “Pete” Cowles passed away on Wednesday, April 10th.

Maine State Trooper Ben Campbell was killed on I95 when a truck tire came oose and struck him while he was assisting a disabled motorist.

Retired Fairfield, VT Fire Chief Lyndon Corey passed away.

Former West Haven, CT Firefighter James Woodman passed away. He was injured on the job on October 5, 1999 only 2 days out of the academy. He was seriously injured after the ambulance he was riding was involved in a crash. He would not work as a firefighter again after that accident.

Retired Hope Valley-Wyoming, RI Fire Chief Frederick Stanley passed away at the age of 83.

Retired Revere, MA Deputy Chief George P. Taglieri Jr passed away at the age of 78. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during Vietnam.

Retired Vermont Firefighter Robert M. Beattie Sr passed away at the age of 87. He served the Stowe Fire Department for 40 years and then another 20 years with the Mount Snow and Lake Hiawatha Fire Departments (he was assistant chief in Lake Hiawatha). He also was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Providence, RI Retired Chief of Department Al Bertoncini passed away on March 20th.

Retired Arlington, MA Firefighter John "Jack" E. Cuqua passed away on March 9th at the age of 82.

Raymond J. Chaput, 87, passed away on March 10th. He had served the Twin Mountains, NH Fire Department as a fire warden, arson investigator and also worked on the ambulance.

Harrisville, RI Firefighter Ryan J. Ferris, 39, passed away from injuries received in a motor vehicle crash.

Oxford, ME Fire Chief Gary Sacco, 63, passed away after suffering a medical emergency at the services for fallen fire Captain Joel Barnes.

Wells, ME Retired Fire Chief Norman V. Brown Sr passed away at the age of 76.

Jamestown, RI Retired Fire Chief Joseph W. Tiexiera passed away at the age of 84.

Longtime Rutland, VT Firefighter Ira (Bud) L. Earle III, passed away at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer.

LODD- Medford, MA Firefighter Steve Pina passed away from occupational cancer.

Active Duty North Attleboro, MA Firefighter Chris Cornetta passed away from a medical emergency while shoveling snow.

LODD- Berwick, ME Captain Joel Barnes, 32, was killed in a 4 alarm structure fire on March 2nd.

Active Duty Lexington, MA Firefighter John B. Ritchie passed away.

Naugatuck, CT Retired Firefighter Leo Roberts passed away.

LODD- Marion, MA Firefighter Thomas Nye, 72, passed away from a heart attack after helping fight a chimney fire. He had served as a call firefighter in Marion for 45 years.

Wallinford, CT Volunteer Firefighter Michael Cyganik passed away at the age of 55 from cancer.

Somers, CT Fire Department Engineer William Bouchelle passed away on February 25th after a brief illness. He had 45 years with the department.

Retired Franklin, MA Captain Paul Quinn passed away at the age of 69.

Watertown, Mass retired Fire Chief Paul McCaffrey passed away from occupantional cancer.

Former University of Connecticut Fire Department Lieutenant Heidi Vaughan passed away at the age of 41 after battling cancer.

Retired Fire Chief Robert Burke passed away. He served as chief in 3 Maine Fire Departments: Bangor, Orono and Old Town.

South Fire District (Middletown, CT) Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Steve Krol passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64.

Retired Meadowood County Area, NH Fire Chief Robert H. Murray Jr., 84, passed away on February 9, 2019.

Retired Lawrence, MA Firefighter and WWII Veteran Henry Tuminowski passed away at the age of 103.

Rockport, MA Lieutenant Kris Juncker Jr passed away on February 9th from cancer.

Long time Pepperell, MA Fire Captain Paul Tierney passed away on January 24th.

Bethel, CT Firefighter Ira Pollack passed away at the age of 67.

Hinsdale, NH Firefighter John Burnham passed away.

Retired Rollinsford, NH Assistant Chief Kevin L. Hurd, 65, passed away on January 12th.

Retired Stoneham, Mass Firefighter Charlie Greenleaf passed away.

Stratham, New Hampshire former Firefighter, Selectman and Building Inspector Terry Barnes, 77, was killed when struck by a car when he was crossing the street.

Gilmanton Iron Works, NH former Fire Chief David Holton Russell passed away on New Years Eve, 2018.



2019 OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LINE OF DUTY DEATH NOTICES

LODD- Sun Country, NM Fire Chief William "Casey" White, 70, was found dead on the apparatus floor after he had gone to the station to help equip a new piece of fire apparatus.

LODD- Jasper County, SC Firefighter Coleman B. “Coley” Loadholt Jr., 51, suffered a medical emergency while on duty and passed away.

LODD- Libertytown, MD Firefighter Michael Powers passed away after suffering a medical emergency at a fatal vehicle accident.

LODD- Springville, AL Firefighter/Paramedic Jared Echols, 35, passed away having becoming ill at a recruit training drill.

LODD- Mathiston, MS Volunteer Acting Captain Todd Lathrip, 53, passed away after suffering a medical emergency at home after he had responded to a car accident.

LODD- Maryland Heights, MO Firefighter Chris Moore passed away at home after suffering a medical emergency following a 48-hour shift.

LODD- Boise, ID Firefighter Charles Ruffing, 53, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder before taking his own life and was found dead at the fire station.

LODD- Plantation, FL Volunteer Lieutenant Barry Boulton, 67, passed away after suffering a medical emergency following a training drill.

LODD- Willow Street Fire Company Volunteer Firefighter William N. Franck, 81, passed away after suffering a stroke while working a scene on May 19th.

LODD- Appleton, WI Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard, 47, was shot and killed while working at a medical emergency call.

LODD- Argyle, SD Volunteer Firefighter Dwain Hudson passed away after suffering a medical emergency while enroute to a wildfire.

FDNY Firefighter Christopher A. Slutman, 43, of Ladder Company 27 in the South Bronx died as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in Afghanistan, while serving in the United States Marine Corps on Monday, April 8.

U.S. Forest Service Captain Daniel J. Laird, 41, of the Tahoe Helitack, CA crew was killed in a helicopter crash during a controlled burn.

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Firefighter Michael Bernstein, 46, passed away after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.

LODD- Godfrey, IL Fire Protection District Captain Jacob Ringering, 37, died from injuries received at a house fire when the building collapsed.

LODD- Fayette County, TN Fire Chief Jason Byrd, 42, passed away after suffering a medical emergency at a fire scene.

LODD- Howell, MS Volunteer Fire Chief Bobby Dunnaway, 72, passed away after having a medical emergency at an incident scene.

LODD- FDNY Firefighter Steven H. Pollard, 30, of Ladder 170, fell 52 feet from the Belt Parkway Bridge in Brooklyn and died from the injuries received.

LODD- Clinton, IA Lieutenant Eric Hosette, 33, was killed in an explosion while fighting a fire at a grain storage silo.




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