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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Obituary and Funeral Arrangements for Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano
WATERTOWN — The following is the family obituary for Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano, who died Friday while battling a fire:
“Toscano, Joseph Adam, 54, raised in Massapequa, Long Island N.Y. died unexpectedly Friday March 17, 2017. Joe was a 20-year veteran firefighter for the Watertown Fire Department and was working an active fire when he collapsed. Joe’s life in Randolph, Mass. revolved around his family, his wife of 25 years, Maureen (McCarthy), and his five children, Alyssa, Patrick, Mary Cate, William and Michael. He was a master craftsman who built his family’s home and never tired of helping friends and relatives. At the Watertown Fire Station, if Joe was on duty he could be found cooking for his group. Joe was kind and generous to all who knew him. He was a dedicated and energetic supporter at Incarnation Camp in Connecticut, which he attended as a child and worked at as an adult for nearly four decades. In addition to his wife and children,
“Joe is survived by his brothers John Toscano and his wife Del of Suffolk, Va., Tom Toscano and his wife Deb of Locust Grove, Va., and Gary Toscano and his wife Gail of East Stroudsburg, Penn. Joe is also survived by his mother-in-law Barbara O’Keefe, many loving nieces, nephews and a large extended family who adored their Joey T. Joe was predeceased by his parents, John and Mildred.
“Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, March 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (211 N. Main St.) in Randolph from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (212 Main St.) in Watertown.
“A fund has been established to assist the Toscano Family. To donate, make checks payable to: Watertown Firefighters Relief Association attention Toscano Family, 99 Main St, Watertown, MA 02742.”