Lt. Joseph P. Colleluori Jr., 52, of the Fire Department of the City of New York, died on January 4, 2007, from brain cancer related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Appointed to the FDNY in 1983, he served for 23 years. He was first assigned to Engine 45 in the Bronx, where he served until his promotion to lieutenant in 1995. He was assigned to Engine 324 in Queens for his final ten years.
He was an active member of the Bethpage, Long Island community, where he had served as president of the Bethpage Dads Club.
He was the beloved husband of Coleen M. Colleluori and the devoted father of Brian (Joeline), Melissa (Peter), Diana, and Kevin (Melissa) Colleluori. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Saige, Joseph, Jax, Lexi, Payton, Andrew, Avery, and Sophia.