Watertown community mourns the loss of veteran firefighter

WATERTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - The Watertown Fire Department is mourning the loss of veteran firefighter, Joseph Toscano. The entire community came together in the midst of tragedy and showed support at a memorial for Toscano on Saturday.

The flag was at half-staff at the Watertown Fire Department as people came to pay their respects.

Throughout the day people stopped by and dropped off flowers at the growing memorial in front of fire headquarters. Among those paying tribute was Boston Marathon bombing hero, Carlos Arredondo. He wore his badge from when he was a volunteer firefighter in Costa Rica.

Toscano was a 21-year veteran of the department and a married father of five children, colleagues said.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Joseph Toscano.

Donations may be sent to:
Watertown Firefighters Relief Association
Toscano Fund
99 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Toscano’s wake has been scheduled for Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Randolph from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watertown.

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