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FDNY firefighter, 34, dies of cancer

“He touched many lives in his short time with the department,” the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York wrote


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By Leila Merrill

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — FDNY Firefighter Anthony Mauro, 34, will be laid to rest Thursday after a years-long battle with cancer, SILive reported.

The six-year FDNY veteran was assigned to Engine 241/Ladder 109 in Brooklyn.

“He leaves behind his wife and two young children. He touched many lives in his short time with the department at 34 years old. This is a tremendous loss to his young family, his parents, the members of L109/E241, all the members of the 40 battalion, and all those who worked with him, and his brother who is also an active firefighter in Brooklyn,” the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York said in a Facebook post on Sunday. “He had a fight in him that most don’t which is why his spirit will be with us forever.”

In a Nov. 4, 2020 Facebook post publicizing a fundraiser for Mauro, the organization said that he was unable to work because of the cancer, and his wife had taken a leave of absence in order to care for him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Firefighter Anthony N. Mauro Children’s Scholarship Fund.

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