NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A scholarship fund has been established by the FDNY Foundation for the children of Lt. Richard Nappi, who died Monday.

The decision was made at the request of officers and members of Engine 237. All donations to the fund can be sent to:

FDNY Foundation Lieutenant Richard A. Nappi Children’s Education Fund
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

All donations will be tax-deductible and 100 percent of the donation will be given to the Lieutenant Richard A. Nappi Children’s Education Fund.

Meanwhile, funeral arrangements have been made for the 47-year-old, who died while battling a 3-alarm warehouse fire on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.

The lieutenant is survived by his wife, Mary Anne, and their children Catherine, 12, and Nicholas, 11.

The viewing for Nappi, who hailed from Farmingville, will be at the Maloney’s Funeral Home in Lake Ronkonkoma on Thursday and Friday during the following times:

Thursday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Funeral and procession will be held at Lake Ronkonkoma’s The Church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Nappi, a 17-year veteran, devoted his life to public service and, despite being off duty, responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11. On Tuesday, he was honored at Engine 237 in Bushwick, where he spent the last five years.


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