FDNY firefighter laid to rest in Warwick

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Hundreds turned out yesterday for the funeral of FDNY firefighter Gary Valentino, who died suddenly on Friday at his firehouse in the Bronx.

Valentino, a 12-year veteran of the FDNY, was laid to rest at St. Stephens's Cemetery in Warwick after a funeral procession marked with purple bunting.

Valentino was serving as a chief's aide at Engine 72 in Throngs Neck when he died due to a long-term heart condition.

For many firefighters who attended the funeral, they said it was like losing a brother.

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