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Chief Edward F. Geraghty
Birth: Feb. 10, 1956
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2001
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

New York City Fire Department, Battalion 9, Battalion Chief

Was from Rockville Centre,New York. Several years ago, Battalion Cheif Edward F. Geraghty was put in charge of the Fire Department's training school on Randall's Island. On his first day , he gave the new recruits a pep talk, telling them what he expected. After he was done, he turned around to find the school's instructors staring strangely at him. "What did I do wrong?" he asked. One replied, "You're not supposed to be nice, you're supposed to scare the hell out of them." That would have been difficult for Chief Geraghty,said his wife,Mary. " I was married to Eddie for 17 years and I saw him in a bad mood twice." Even last years, when her father became terminally ill and had to move in with them, when they found out their middle son, James, 12, had junenile diabetes and when they had a fire in their house that displaced them for several weeks, he kept an optimistic outlook and his sense of humor. She said, "He would always say,'Life doesn'tget anybetter than this.'" Battalion Cheif Edward Geraghty,oversaw fivehouse on Manhattan's WestSide,all of which responded to the World Trade Center on Sept, 11. Mrs Mary Geraghty used to go downstairs every morning and find her husband already reading andstudying. "His talent was his mind," she said. Now, when she rises, she sits at the bottom of the stairs as the sun comes up with a picture of him and tells, "Good moring." Survivors: Wife,Mary;sons,Connor,James,Colin;mother,Norma;father retired New York Fire Department Capt. Jim Geraghty;brothers,Steve,Tim;sisters,Lynn Cannata,Janet Baronian,Maureen Perez,Collen Lopez. 
National September 11 Memorial
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Panel S-9
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Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Oct 23, 2001
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