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Firefighter Patrick Byrne photos:

Memorial service held on
November 29, 2001 on Staten Island.

Patrick Byrne Obituary

Patrick Byrne, 39, studied accounting for two years in community college, but "being confined to a chair it wasn't him," said his mother, Anne Byrne. So Byrne started his own roofing company in the mid 1980s, and eventually became a firefighter, graduating from the fire academy in 1994. "He was an excellent firefighter who knew his job," said Byrne's fire Capt. Thomas Giordano. Whenever a family member would ask Byrne what he did at the firehouse, his mother said he would reply, "Fighting fires, saving lives." His mother said the response was really "tongue-in cheek," but "that's what they do, isn't it?"
Copyright 2001 The Associated Press

byrnelegacy.jpg Patrick Byrne


byrneparents.jpg Patrick's Parents






Patrick graduates from
FDNY Firefighting Academy.



Patrick liked the water.


Patrick's family.


Moments before the start of the memorial service.


The service over, the Bryne family exits the church.



Following the memorial service,
people gathered at the collation lunch where momentos of Firefighter Patrick Byrne were displayed.


Engine 202 / Ladder 101 firefighters.


Chating at the collation lunch.


Chating at the collation lunch.

Father, newborn child and
Engine 202 Captain Ed Kearon.

Mother, child and
Engine 202 firefighter father. The father narrowly escaped injury at the WTC, and the child was born shortly after September 11, 2001.


Captain, father and newborn child. The newborn's mother worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the WTC, but was home on September 11, taking care of her baby.


The waiting room for the
Staten Island Ferry.
These firefighters from LA and Vancouver B.C. were on their way to attend the Byrne Memorial service.

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