Final salute given to FDNY firefighter from New Rochelle

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Hundreds of family, friends and firefighters gathered for a final salute today at the funeral for an FDNY firefighter from New Rochelle.

Daniel Foley, 46, died on Feb. 22 from 9/11-related pancreatic cancer. He was buried at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet and is survived by his wife and five children.

 
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 Foley served as a first responder for 22 years, beginning in the Bronx with the FDNY. He also spent time at ground zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

News 12 is told his late brother Tommy was also an NYC firefighter who tragically passed away on 9/11. Foley spent more than a week searching the rubble before bringing his brother’s body home.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro spoke on the tragedy, saying in part, "Five children without a dad. Two brothers who've died as a result of this. It's a terrible tragedy."

As a tribute to a hometown hero, his helmet was presented to his youngest son to continue the Foley legacy.

This tragedy marks the 221st member of the FDNY to pass away from a 9/11-related illness.

"Terrible thing for this department to have to deal with, but we do. We turn out, we support the families each time," assured Commissioner Nigro.

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