North Haven lawmakers State Rep. David Yaccarino and State Sen. Paul Cicarella today responded to the untimely passing of North Haven Firefighter EMT Anthony DeSimone, a 23-year veteran of the North Haven Fire Department.
“North Haven has suffered a loss of one of its most dedicated public servants. I am dismayed by Firefighter DeSimone’s passing and mourn his loss alongside his wife, two children, and loved ones. Anthony was a close friend of mine and active community member in North Haven. In my 13 years serving North Haven, Anthony was an invaluable resource to me as a legislator and a proud representative of the public safety and fire service communities.
“I cherish our fond memories together — from him leading me in Fire Operations training in 2014 to many visits to our State Capitol, most recently in June 2023 for Fire Service Day. My extended sympathy goes out to the DeSimone family, the North Haven Fire Department, and all who knew Anthony. He will be truly loved and missed, but remembered for over two decades of service to North Haven,” said Rep. Yaccarino.
Sen. Cicarella said, “Today the entire town of North Haven is shocked and saddened by this loss. Anthony was a friend to many, and always had an open ear and open mind when we talked about ways to improve public safety in the community. Whether as a firefighter, or through his service to many local organizations, he always went above and beyond for others. The only thing Anthony loved more than North Haven was his family—his wife and two children.
“He will be truly missed by his firefighter brethren, and all of us in the town of North Haven. My deepest condolences to his entire family and his brothers and sisters of the North Haven Fire Department.”