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Joseph E. Maloney
Birth: Oct. 12, 1955
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2001
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

New York City Fire Department, Ladder 3

You probably think you know Firefighter Joseph E. Maloney. Son of a cop; grandson of a fireman; married forever to Kathy, the pretty, tough- talking nurse; father.

Sure, you know Mr. Maloney, 45, of Farmingville, N.Y. He is the tall, dark and handsome type who keeps the muscles pumped and the prankster side buffed. Every firehouse has one -- or a dozen -- like him.

He's driving the Ladder Company 3 truck in Manhattan, spots a yuppie couple sipping lattes outdoors, and blaaatt! he smacks that horn, rattling them and their cups.

And he's wearing a "borrowed" chief's uniform, baby powder graying his hair, haranguing a quivering probie (new firefighter).

You know him? Not at all. Meet Mr. Maloney, who never mentioned fear or death, who cared more about being a hero dad than a hero firefighter, although he was both.
Recently, Mrs. Maloney was going through paperwork -- he was fastidiously organized -- and found a note, stuck between the kids' birth certificates, dated 1995. "Honey, if I die and if on the F.D.N.Y.," he wrote, "you will fare O.K." Tax instructions followed, and an admonition to a giddy shopper: "Don't spend a lot of money." It concludes: "I love you. Sorry I had to leave you so early. Your father and husband, Joseph E. Maloney."

He was buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, Suffolk County, New York.
 
 
Burial:
National September 11 Memorial *
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Panel S-7
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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