"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives....lives under the impulse of such thoughts the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice." Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY, 1899-1911.

The names on this page represent members that have passed away. These members were patriarchs of the fire service community. Many served their communities as firefighters, dispatchers or in other emergency based professions. Others were part of volunteer services or were just enthralled with what this field is about. Regardless of what prompted their interest in the Box 52 Association, they were intrical parts in preserving the history of the fire service; not only in the Boston area, but across the nation and perhaps even beyond. All were valuable people that touched many lives and are sorely missed.

Bowers, Albert Retired Boston Principle Fire Alarm Operation, Box 52 Life Member 2022
Burns Jr, William Former Melrose, Mass firefighter, Box 52 Life Member 2022
Cullinane, Paul Longest serving Box 52 Member, since January 15, 1953 2022
Dionne Jr, Nelson Retired Salem, Mass Police Officer 2022
Doyle, Robert A. Retired Lowell Firefighter, Past Box 52 President 2021
Fay, Al Retired Burlington Firefighter, Life Member, owner of Fay's Fire Museum 2024
Fitzgerald Jr, Frank W. Retired Malden Fire Chief, Past Box 52 President 2017
Foster, Edmund Retired Revere Firefighter 2022
Gaspar, John S. Milford Firefighter, Life member of the Firemen's Relief Association, Hillsborough County Forest Fire Warden's Association and founder of the Fire Barn 2021
Kiley, Kevin T. Retired Lynnfield Lieutenant and Massachusetts State Trooper 2024
McDonald, Alan Retired Lynnfield Firefigher, Past Box 52 President 2017
McGonnell, Peter R. Retired Lynnfield Firefighter 2021
Pitts, Raymond Retired Wakefield Firefighter
Antique apparatus owner
Roeder, Harold C. Retired Georgetown, MA Fire Chief 2018
Smith, V. Carl Senior Box 52 Member 2017
Stapleton, Leo D. Retired Commissioner of Boston Fire 2021
Stone, Norman F. “Schultz” Jr Retired Ipswich and Rowley Firefighter 2018
Taglieri, George P. Jr Retired Revere Deputy Chief 2019
Wilderman, William D. #2 Senior Life Member 2024
Woods, Norman E. Box 52 Life Member 2019