Roll of Honor

Joseph A. Toscano

Joseph A. Toscano

  • Firefighter
  • Watertown Fire Department
  • Massachusetts
  • Age: 54
  • Year of Death: 2017

Joseph Toscano, 54, died unexpectedly on March 17, 2017, doing what he loved—fighting a fire. Joe was on the Watertown Fire Department for 20 years and could be found in the kitchen cooking for his group when he wasn’t aiding the deputy chief, fighting a fire, or participating in training with his fellow firefighters.

Joe’s other love was his family. He was married for 25 years to Maureen and was a very involved father to their children, Alyssa, Patrick, Mary Cate, William, and Michael. He was a master craftsman who built his own home, where he made family time a priority. Joe was kind, generous, and humble. He enjoyed life to its fullest. Joe was a loyal friend to many who knew him as “Joey T.”

Joe’s legacy will live on in his children and all those whose lives he touched.

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.