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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A particular honor was given on Lengthy Island in reminiscence of an FDNY firefighter who died of most cancers after working at Floor Zero within the days following the September 11 terror assaults.

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The nook of Rita Place and Crestwood Boulevard in Farmingdale has been renamed as FDNY Captain John S. Moschella Approach.

Moschella died final December after a combat with colorectal most cancers.

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A pal and fellow firefighter remembered his devotion to the job.

“By doing a job he liked for 28 years with individuals he liked and individuals who liked him, no matter firehouse Johnny ‘Mush’ labored in, he was immediately revered and beloved,” mentioned Jimmy Farria, a retired FDNY firefighter. “Not solely due to the particular person he was, but additionally due to who he was as a fireman.”

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The renamed nook is close to the house the place Moschella grew up.

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