I met Joe once when we were visiting NYC with a group from my volunteer company upstate.I felt a good presence about him, my father and he had spoken for some time I sat and listened. The one thing that sticks in my mind was when my dad asked him how old he was and how long he had done it, he said how long and said "and I dont know what I'd do if they made me retire."
Rescue 1 had a call, and ... the boys were gone. We waited a while and they came back, finished the tour, and all the guys were glad to sit and talk. God bless them all!
B.Connelly III & B.Connelly Jr., brother firefighters
Jesus said, "No greater love hath any man than that he should lay down his life for his friends." How much greater, then, was this man's love, that he laid down his life for people he never knew? God bless the heroes of 9-11-01. America must never, ever forget, but must resolve to grow stronger still in honor of men like Joseph Angelini Sr.
It is very sad to lose such a wonderful neighbor. Although I never knew Joseph personally, being from Lindenhurst I have surely crossed paths with him. I am also sure that a person such as him is in a better place. Sorry for your loss.
Lou Ciciliato, neighbor