Vincent Gerard Halloran, age 43 of North Salem, NY was lost in the line of duty while serving as a Lieutenant for the New York City Fire Department, Ladder 8 at the World Trade Center on September 11,2001.
Beloved husband of Marie and a devoted and loving father to his sons, Jake (15), Conor (13), Aidan (12), Kieran (9) and Declan (2). Another child is due in May.
As a Lieutenant, he was deployed to lead his men in the evacuation of the north tower. As a true hero, he placed his men's lives and those of countless others before his own. He began his career as a Firefighter at Engine 262 in Astoria, Queens and later served at Engine 43 in the Bronx prior to being assigned to Ladder 8 in NYC as a Lieutenant. He celebrated his 20th year with the NYFD on September 5, 2001.
In addition to his wife and children, Vincent is survived by his mother, M. Alice of Flushing; his siblings, Maureen, Terence, Patricia and James, their spouses & children. He will also be greatly missed by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Theresa Parkanzky of Ohio; his brother & sister-in-laws, Dan, Karen, Connie, Paul and John, their spouses & children. He is predeceased by his father, Joseph, who passed away in 1991.
Vincent will be remembered by those who knew him and loved him as a man who showed his care and concern for all he met, who graced others with his overwhelming generosity, who proudly displayed his love for children, a man who always shared his brilliant smile and love of life. If we follow his example, we too can make a difference.
In lieu of flowers, your contribution to the NYFD Widows and Children's Fund or Northern Ireland Children's Enterprise (Mt Kisco) in Vincent's name would be greatly appreciated.
A Memorial Mass will be held on November 9, 2001 at 9:30am at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, NYC.
Gone but not forgotten.
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