Firefighter Who Lost FDNY Brother On 9/11 Dies From Cancer

Steve Burns
February 23, 2020 - 2:40 pm
Daniel Foley

FDNY

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- They were brothers—both at work and at home—and now both have died years apart from the 9/11 attacks.

Thomas Foley joined the FDNY in 1991 and Daniel followed seven years later.

For days following the 9/11 attacks, Daniel searched the pile at Ground Zero for his brother. Thomas’ body was found ten days later.

Now 18 years after the attacks, Daniel has also succumbed to injuries from that day.

Daniel Foley, of New Rochelle, died Saturday at 46. His death is attributed to pancreatic cancer, likely connected to his time at Ground Zero.

He’s survived by his wife, Carrie, and five kids ranging from age 6 to 17.

Daniel stayed involved in the fight to provide benefits for those suffering from 9/11-related illnesses. He was in attendance at the White House last July when President Donald Trump signed a bill extending the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2092.

The fund helps people whose illnesses may be connected to the noxious air in lower Manhattan after the attacks.

At the end of 2019, the death toll from 9/11-related illness was 2,691—nearly the number of people that were killed on 9/11.