Methuen firefighter who suddenly died to be laid to rest

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — The city of Methuen is paying its final respects to a city firefighter who died suddenly.

Calling hours for Patrick McKallagat are scheduled for Monday at the Cataudella Funeral Home in the city. A funeral Mass is scheduled for at St. Monica’s Church on Tuesday.

Mayor Stephen Zanni and Fire Chief Tim Sheehy say the 37-year-old McKallagat died at his home last Tuesday. They did not disclose a cause of death.

The 6-year veteran of the department leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter.

The mayor and chief said McKallagat “served the community with distinction and displayed exemplary service to the people of Methuen during his career.”

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Mayor Stephen Zanni and Methuen Fire Chief Tim Sheehy regret to announce that active duty firefighter Patrick McKallagat…

Posted by Methuen Fire Department on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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