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November 21, 2018
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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to all of our Veterans.  For those who have, and continue to serve we say Thank You!  

Enjoy your day!

Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings

On Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5 to 9 PM, Dr Christine Kannler, sister of Chelsea FF Pete Kannler who passed away from Occupational Cancer will be at the Broadway Firehouse offering free skin cancer screenings for members of Local 739.  All members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this quick, private screening.  Executive Board members will be on hand to assist members with paperwork and the District Chief will work with companies to rotate on duty members to Broadway for their screenings.

We strongly encourage every member take advantage of this opprotunity.

Caggiano Scholarship

Pasquale Caggiano Scholarship

The application period for the annual Pasquale Caggiano Scholarship is now open until Friday December 14, 2018.  All graduating high school seniors are eligible if applying to a two or four year college.  For more info have your student visit their Guidance Office for this and other scholarships they may be eligible for.  

Additional info for the Caggiano Scholarship can be found at www.massaflcio.org/scholarships  There are also flyers on the Union Office Board at Fayette Street.

Passing of Retired District Chief Richard Biagiotti

Passing of Retired District Chief Richard Biagiotti, Father of FF Richard Biagiotti, Ladder 2, Retired.

Richard P. Biagiotti, 91 of Topsfield, died Friday, October 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Marilyn C. (Muldoon) who passed away in January, two days before their 65th anniversary. He was born in Concord, NH, the son of the late Pietro and Lena (Cianelli) Biagiotti both of Italy. He grew up in Somerville and then moved to Lynn in 1953 to raise their family.

A Veteran, Richard served as a Navy Corpsman during WW II from April 1945 to November 1946 and then again as a Marine Corpsman during the Korean War from October 1950 to October 1951. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Second Marine Division, Lynn Fire Department Relief Association and a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Lynn.
 

Richard was a graduate of Somerville High School (GED) as he enlisted to serve his country before he graduated. He later obtained an Associates Degree in Business from Chamberlain College and an Associates Degree in Fire Science from North Shore Community College. Richard was the West Lynn District Chief for the Lynn Fire Department from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. He served a total of 38 years with the Department after joining in 1954. He was an avid reader, loved spending time with his family and enjoyed cruising and traveling.
Richard is survived by his four children: Richard Patrick of Tewksbury, Linda Marie and husband Peter Belliveau of Marblehead; Mary Biagiotti and husband Dennis Dietrich of Topsfield; and Teresa Lynne and husband James Lester of Norwalk, CT: six grandchildren Aimee Alcarez (Jason) of Scituate; Sean Belliveau (Therese) of Glasgow, Scotland; Daniel Dietrich of Topsfield; and Amanda, Veronica and Benjamin Lester all of Norwalk, CT: and three great-grandchildren: Jamie and Louis Alcarez and Finn Belliveau.
He was the brother of the late Gloria Bonaccorsi and father-in-law of the late Mary A. Biagiotti of Tewksbury.
 

Service Information: Richard’s funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30AM from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129) Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30AM in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 6-9 p.m. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com. 

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Richard Biagiotti, please visit our Tribute Store.

Please keep the Biagiotti family in your prayers.  The family has requested 6 department members to serve as pallbearers.  If available please contact Mario Lopez, L1/D3.

LODD Announcements
Boston Ma Local 718
Lt. Edward J. Paris Jr.
Engine Co.18
The wake for the late Fire Lieutenant Edward J. Paris Jr. Engine Co. 18 will be held on Thursday November 1st 3 pm to 8 pm at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church   153 S Franklin St, Holbrook, MA .
There will be a uniformed Firefighter walk-by at 3 pm. All members attending the walk-by shall report to the church for staging at 2:30 pm. Uniform of the day is Class A .
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday November 2nd at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church 153 S. Franklin St. Holbrook Ma. at 11 am. All off duty members attending the funeral shall report to the church at 10 am. Uniform of the day is Class A  
Natick Firefighters Local 1707 
 Lt Samuel Crisafulli Jr 
Engine 3
 
Funeral arrangements as follows:
Visiting Hours: Friday November 2nd 2018
1600 hrs - 2000 hrs
Everett Funeral Home
4 Park St   Natick MA 01760
There will be a uniformed walk through at 1830, staging at NFD headquarters.  Parking available behind NFD Headquarters, 22 East Central St
Funeral Mass: Saturday November 3rd 2018
St Patrick's Church - (Next to NFD Headquarters)
44 East Central St
Natick, MA 01760
12:00 hrs
Burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery
Wayland, MA
Outside honor guards should assemble at the church no later than 1100. Uniform of the day shall be Class A, white gloves, cover with badge, and mourning band.
Please keep the families and friends of Brother Paris and Brother Crisafulli in your thoughts and prayers.
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