CROTON, N.Y. -- Firefighters, police officers and friends from across the area are mourning the death of John C. Barirde, 53, who held many positions in both the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department and the Croton Police Department.
A past captain of Harmon Engine Company No. 3, "Johnny B.," was a member of the Croton Fire Department for more than 35 years where he held many positions and provided guidance and mentoring to the rank and file.
Barirde also worked for 26 years with the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department, recently retiring at the rank of sergeant.
In addition, he also spent a number of years as a fire investigator with the Westchester County Cause & Origin Team.
To help his family, including son John, daughter Hannah, and wife, Kim, the fire department has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for their needs.
" Whether it was walking a foot post in the Upper Village, determining the cause of a fire in another Westchester community or just sitting around the firehouse -- his humor, his guidance and of course, his world-famous mustache will be sorely missed," the post reads.
To date, the GoFundMe page has raised $4,520 of its $15,000 goal.
Visitation Services will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Holy Name of Mary Church, located at 110 Grand St., in Croton.
A mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, also at the Holy Name of Mary Church.
Burial will follow at the Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill St., in Putnam Valley.
Members of service are asked to attend all services in their proper uniform, if possible.
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