Orange County firefighter meets long-lost brother for the holidays

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An Orange County firefighter in pursuit of his long-lost brother found him just in time to spend Thanksgiving together.

Tony Donato, of Warwick, met his brother Joseph for the first time at Stewart International Airport Wednesday night.

The Chester firefighter was adopted at 2 months old and has spent the last 30 years trying to find someone from his biological family.

Last year, Donato found an aunt on Ancestry.com. That led him two weeks ago to discover that he had a brother, Joseph Minotto, living in Florida.

"Where I live in Fort Lauderdale, I don't have a lot of family there. So this is going to be really wonderful having family there," says Minotto.

Donato says his wife will cook the family a holiday meal, and Minotto will meet their children.

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