This week, the Town Council and Town officials honored fallen Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano with a moment of silence at the end of Tuesday’s Town Council, and shared their condolences.
Town Council Mark Sideris spoke on behalf of the Town Council.
“We express our condolences to his wife, his family and his firefighter family in Watertown and across the state,” Sideris said.
Sideris also thanked Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio and the Fire Department for arranging the funeral for Toscano on March 22.
“It was a day that we can say we were all proud to be from Watertown,” Sideris said.
Town Manager Michael Driscoll thanked the Watertown Police Department and Department of Public Works for helping to make the funeral a reality. And he acknowledged the condolences that came from far and wide.
“I want to thank the people of the Commonwealth and all across the nation for their support,” Driscoll said. “And for Fire Departments from surrounding communities for covering the fire stations on Friday, March 17 and again on March 21 and 22 to enable all Watertown firefighters to attend the wake and funeral.”
Driscoll asked residents to keep Toscano and his family in their prayers, along with the entire Watertown Fire Department.
He also recited the Irish Blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.