Family, friends in Pearl River remember NYC firefighter as a hero

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Family and friends gathered in Pearl River Tuesday for the wake services of a 44-year-old New York City firefighter killed in a car accident this past weekend in upstate New York.

Michael Loughran, a Pearl River native, was pronounced dead at the scene after his sports utility vehicle went off the road and crashed into a utility pole on Sunday in the town of Kinderhook.

Loughran, a 13-year veteran of Engine Company 43 in the Bronx, is being remembered by family, friends and fellow firefighters as a hero. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

Wake services at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home will continue Wednesday. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday morning at St. Margaret?s Church. In lieu of flowers, people are asked to send tax-deductible donations to the ?Michael C. Loughran Memorial Fund.?

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