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Stratford Firefighter Dies

The Stratford Fire Department and community is mourning the death of Lt. Thomas McCabe.

Updated 8 p.m. Wednesday

Arrangements for Lt. Thomas McCabe's services have been posted on the Facebook page of the Stratford firefighter's union. They are as follows:

Wake
Friday, 3 to 8 p.m.

2220 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615-5969

Funeral Service
Saturday, 10 a.m.
St Mark's Parish
500 Wigwam Lane
Stratford, CT 06614-2490

Interment
(Immediately following the funeral service)
Union Cemetery
23 Temple Ct
Stratford, CT 06615

Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday

The following statement has been posted on the Facebook page of the Stratford firefighter's union:

Lieutenant Tom McCabe was a 24 year decorated veteran of the Stratford Fire Department, served as Treasurer for the Firefighters Benevolent Association, and was also the department historian. Lt McCabe was 54 years old and leaves behind a wife and three children. The loss of Lt McCabe will surely have a lasting impact on the members of the Stratford Fire Department and his local community. RIP Lt McCabe. We miss you brother and you will not be forgotten!

The original story follows:

A Stratford firefighter has died.

Lt. Thomas McCabe was in his late 40s/early 50s, said Bill Hansen, president of the Stratford firefighter's union.

The following was posted on the union's Facebook page shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday:

IAFF Local 998 regrets to announce the passing of Lieutenant Tom McCabe. As soon as details for the services are available we will pass them along to you.

Hansen said McCabe was an active member of the department and he did not die while on duty.

Stratford Patch will provide updates to this story as they are made available.

Jason Bagley (Editor) January 24, 2012 at 06:50 PM
(con't) Rocky Vitale: Prayers Dennis Cassia: R.I.P. my old friend. Michael Toronto: Gone much too soon. Condolences to the family and the department. Be at peace, Tom. Mike Butler Signal: 5-5-5-5. Christopher Kostopoulos: R.I.P. Tom Paula Wilson Palmer: My deepest condolences to you and his family. John Dobos: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Tom Catherine Logan DeLieto: RIP .... So sad. Andreas Eldracher: Condolences to the family, rest in peace Tom. Bob Smith: The brothers from Fairfield offer our thoughts, prayers and anything else thy you need to help at this very difficult time. Lindsay Rhodes: My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Tom. RIP brother http://www.facebook.com/StratfordFire
Jason Bagley (Editor) January 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Here are some of the comments that have been left on the Facebook page of the Stratford firefighter's union: Arthur J Green: R.I.P. Lt Jenn Aldrich: So sad. You guys are in my thoughts.. Ej Leary: God Bless! Helene Lynch McBride: thoughts and prayers to the family and all of the department. Kevin Giasullo: Sincerest condolences to you all. Corey Gripp: R.I.P. Tom Danny McCoy: Sorry to hear that guys he was a great man. Rich Murray: Sorry For Your Loss Brothers. Chris Lioti: Story for your loss brothers, keep your heads up. Lisa Keller Kurtz: Great loss indeed... Jason Mumbach: Very sad news. RIP Tom Scott Lupo: RIP Dan Kurtz: RIP LT...I am at a loss for words right now. Gavin Forrester: Rest in Peace my Friend Mark Sicuso: very sorry brothers Norwich Firefighters Local 892: very sorry for your loss brothers! Jeff Rees: Rest in Peace Lt. John 'Jack' Kovach: Condolences to his family and his department
Tom January 24, 2012 at 08:05 PM
R.I.P. -- thanks for your service.
Debbie January 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
He was such a nice man! My condolences to his family and to his "brothers".
Kevin Czarnecki January 25, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Very sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts go out to his family and the Stratford FD at this most difficult time, rest assure we are there should the need arise - Wilton Firefighters
Glenn Zuklie January 25, 2012 at 02:14 AM
On behalf of McCoy's Pub, we all send our sincere condolences to Tom's family and his brother Firefighters. Tom, you will be missed, but never forgotton. Stratford has had a very big loss, and we are deeply saddened.
Gary J. M. McTrottes January 26, 2012 at 07:25 PM
The fire service in Stratford lost a great veteran firefighter. Met him twice at a local pub and was always willing to provide information about the fire service Signal 5-5-5-5 from N.Y.F.D. and Suffolk County Fire
Sue Marinko January 29, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I was privilaged to attend the funeral services for Lt McCabe and was deeply affected by the respect and dignity the Brotherhood of Firefighters displayed for their endeared comorrade...God Bless You Lt. McCabe and all the members of the SFD who expressed the true meaning of honor and loyality....

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