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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 20, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIREFIGHTER
JOSEPH GRAFFAGNINO OF LADDER COMPANY 5

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will join family, friends and Fire Department members in paying their final respects to Firefighter Joseph Graffagnino of Ladder Company 5.  Firefighter Graffagnino, 33, was fatally injured while operating at a seven-alarm fire in the Deutsche Bank Building in Manhattan on August 18. He was transported to NY Downtown Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Firefighter Graffagnino was appointed to the FDNY on May 9, 1999.

Visitation

Where:            Andrew Torregrossa & Sons Funeral Home
                      1305 79th Street
                      Brooklyn, NY 11228

When:             Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22
                      2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Procession and Funeral Mass

Where:           St. Ephrem’s Church
                      929 Bay Ridge Parkway
                      Brooklyn, NY 11228

When:             Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m.

 

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