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Age: 60
Year of Death: 2014

Eugene J. McCarey

Firefighter Eugene J. McCarey, 60, died on November 13, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family, from cancer related to the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.

He was born on August 9, 1954, in the Bronx, New York, to the late James McCarey and Rita Murray.

Eugene graduated from All Hallows High School in the Bronx. He worked at the Department of Environmental Protection at Jerome Reservoir for many years before joining the fire department. He retired as a New York City firefighter from Ladder Company 36, Engine 95.

Eugene enjoyed music, playing chess, traveling, photography, jogging, and tinkering with cars and computers. He was always willing to help a friend in need. He completed two New York City Marathons in 1993 and 1994.

Eugene is survived by his son, Stephen McCarey; brother, Hugh McCarey; sister, Mary Murray; extended family, and many friends.

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  1. Thank you for your service Gene!
    I’m glad I had a chance to meet you and you are gone but not forgotten! R.I.P

    – Joseph Mirra