|"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.
YEAR OF DEATH
|Doyle, Robert A.||Retired Lowell Firefighter, Past Box 52 President||2021|
|Fitzgerald Jr, Frank W.||Retired Malden Fire Chief, Past Box 52 President||2017|
|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|
|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|
|Woods, Norman E.||Box 52 Life Member||2019|