Fiona Fahy, wife of fallen New York Fire Department (NYFD) Deputy Chief, Michael requested monies raised through a campaign, originally gifted to the family to pay off their mortgage, by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation be redirected to wounded veterans instead.
The widow insisted that her husband would want it that way, after the non-profit based in Staten Island got up to share their wishes based on a fundraising plan devised by fallen 9/11 firefighter Stephen Siller’s wife.
According to the New York Daily News, the Fahy’s had watched a documentary on the Siller Foundation, which helps first responder families in need, the mother of his children said.
“At the end of the show, Mike said, ‘this should be our family service project. This is an organization we should support with the kids.’ I said yes — and I knew he was going to hold me to it,” Fahy’s wife explained.
She added that “the love and support of friends and strangers alike has kept us standing this week,” while they’ve trying to deal with such an unbearable tragedy.
Michael Fahy was killed at the end of September due to falling debris after a gas leak in a Bronx drug house.
The funeral of Fahy was widely attended by all people including officers.
Thousands Turn Out for Michael Fahy's Funeral https://t.co/A7w3vi2UIw
— Pelham Patch (@PelhamPatch) October 1, 2016
People also took to social media to express their thoughts about the FDNY Deputy Chief.
Fallen firefighter remembered as hero, family man: New York City fire battalion chief Michael Fahy, who was k… https://t.co/LhqC0VTrs8
— DADDY SARTORIUS ? (@pradasartorius) October 1, 2016
See more photos from today’s service for #FDNY Deputy Chief Michael J. Fahy https://t.co/p38fLhccYs pic.twitter.com/PWTeb8iZWs
— FDNY (@FDNY) October 1, 2016
WATCH IT: A funeral procession fit for a 'Chief'! #MichaelFahy @FDNY @NYPDnews https://t.co/UYOmYebt6s pic.twitter.com/MGunVDfuyp
— NY Daily News Video (@NYDNVideo) October 1, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we’re grateful for his service.