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Wake for retired FDNY Firefighter Henry “Harry” Gillen, L-131

April 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Henry “Harry” Gillen, who was retired from FDNY Ladder 131, died on April 25, 2021.

Harry joined the FDNY’s Ladder 131 on October 19, 1957 at the age of 24. In 1997, after serving the FDNY for 40 years, Harry retired. He was the most senior firefighter in the FDNY.

After his retirement, he responded to the attacks of 9/11 by transporting rescue and recovery workers to the site and providing necessary equipment.

In addition, his beautiful stained glass ornaments many New York City firehouses.

His wake will be held on Wednesday, April 28 2021, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and again on Thursday, April 29 2021, from 2:00pm until 5:00pm and from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home in Brooklyn.

His funeral will take place at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn at 10:30am on Friday, April 30 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Harry’s memory to the FDNY Family Transport Foundation at 516-405-5433.

A message to his family can be sent here.

McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home
9620 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church
9511 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11029


April 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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