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Worcester Pays Final Respects To Fallen Firefighter

Christopher Roy, and his daughter Ava (Courtesy)
Christopher Roy, and his daughter Ava (Courtesy)

The city of Worcester and firefighters from across the state are paying their final respects to a Worcester firefighter who died battling a house fire last weekend.

Calling hours for firefighter Christopher Roy are scheduled for St. John's Catholic Church on Friday afternoon.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday at the same site. A private burial will be held after the service.

The 36-year-old Roy was hurt in the pre-dawn fire last Sunday, and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Shrewsbury resident was a single father who leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter as well as his parents and other relatives.

The city firefighter's union has set up a fund at the Worcester Fire Department Credit Union to help his daughter, Ava.

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