Battalion Chief Edward F. Geraghty, NYFD, was 45 years old on September 11, 2001. We was born in 1953. He was survived by his wife Mary, his sons Connor, James, and Colin, his mother Norma, his father retired NYFD Capt. Jim Geraghty, brothers Steve, Tim, sisters Lynn Cannata, Janet Baronian, Maureen Perez, and Collen Lopez.
Edward’s son Conor has been behind an effort to name September 11th National Firefighters’ Day.
His wife, Mary noted his eternal optimism:
“He would always say, ‘Life doesn’t get any better than this.'”
Edward Geraghty was a hero walking among us. More significantly, he was a hero to his family, and his community. Please take time to remember the unassuming grace of Edward Geraghty, and the many men and women like him.
A portrait article about Edward appears at the New York Times.
You can visit Edward’s Legacy.com memorial page here