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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: McNALLY; William-22/6/2005-USA/NY
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 23:56:49 +0100


New York Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty


Updated: 06-27-2005 05:39:51 PM

Courtesy of Ossining.com(Westchester, NY)


Ossining Fire Chief Mauro Santucci recently announced the line of duty death
of Ossining, NY Firefighter William McAnally.

Firefighter McAnally died suddenly while marching in a fireman's parade in
Yorktown on June 22, 2005. He was 64 years old.

"Mac" was born in Tarrytown,NY on October 28, 1940 to William & Bessie
Johnson McAnally. He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating and
served proudly for 4 years.

Mac married Jeanette McLean April 1, 1967. He worked at Reader's Digest for
32 years.

Mac was a communicant of St. Ann's Church where he served as an usher and
Finance Chairman of the Festival Committee for many years. Mac was very
active in St. Ann's School.

He was a longtime member of the Ossining Fire Department, Fire Police Rescue
14, for 41 years where he served in all ranks including Captain. He was also
a Fire Commissioner and on the Building Committee for the new building.

Mac is survived by his wife Jeanette, daughters Colleen, (Alan) Jones, Janet
(Edward) White, grandchildren Tanner, Braden, Grayson, Liam, Ethan, Declan
and sisters Mildred Gessler, Frances (Richard) Palmer, Norma & Jackie
McAnally, brother-in-law William (Gail) McLean, sisters-in-law Joan McLean,
Maureen Sutherland, Ethel Shelley and many nieces and nephews and all of his
Fire Department family.

Calling hours for the fire service will begin at 6:00 P .M. on Sunday June
26, 2005 at the Leach and Thomas Funeral Home, located at 32 State St.
Ossining, N.Y. Fire Department Personnel are encouraged to park in the
Spring and Main St. lots and walk over to the funeral home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, June 27, 2005 at
the Saint Ann's Church located on Eastern Ave, Ossining, New York. All Fire
Department Personnel are asked to assemble at the Ossining High School lot
located on Wolden Road, Ossining, New York. The rite of committal with full
fire service honors will be held via a procession from Saint Ann's Church to
the Saint Augustine's Cemetary located on Hawkes Avenue, in Ossining.

Firefighters and Police motorcycles from accross Westchester are expected to
participate in the service.

Chief Santucci also requested that all department's attending PLEASE attempt
to car pool or use some means of mass transportation. Any department's
attending are requested to reply with an estimate as to the number of
members by calling (914) 941-0215 and leave a message.

Members of the Ossining community can leave a condolence for Firefighter
"MAC" McAnally on Leach & Thomas' website.




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