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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 65
Year of Death: 2019

Joseph A. Walsh

Joseph Arthur Walsh, 65, was born in New York, New York, to proud parents Alice and Joseph on December 15, 1953. He was the eldest of four children.

Joseph attended Catholic school at St. Ann’s, the church in which he was an altar boy for many years. He graduated high school from Mount Saint Michael Academy. After graduation, he attended St. John’s University, where he received an associate degree.

He and Rosemary (Baiocco) Walsh were married on August 1, 1982. Three children came from their union, Kelly, Kim, and Joseph.

Joseph served the Fire Department of New York with Ladder 32/Engine 62 in Bronx, New York. He retired from the FDNY after nearly 30 years of service. He was among the first responders during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and his death was from illness related to his work at the World Trade Center.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, fishing, cooking, and sports. He was warm and quiet with a heart of gold.

Joe touched many lives and will be missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosie; his three children, Kelly, Kim, and Joseph; his son-in-law, Jeffrey; his mother, Alice; a sister and two brothers, Patricia, Thomas, and William; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. At the time of his death, his first grandchild was on the way.

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