Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69

A beloved lifelong firefighter from Northern Westchester who worked as a school bus driver for over 40 years is being remembered for his dedication to his community. 

Edward Faughnan of Cortlandt Manor. 

Edward Faughnan of Cortlandt Manor. 

Photo Credit: Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home

Edward Faughnan of Cortlandt Manor died on Monday, Feb. 26 at the age of 69, according to his obituary. 

A life member of the Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association and Ambulance Corps, Faughnan was a staple of the department and was affectionally known as "Speedy." 

In addition to his other roles with the department, Faughnan was known for his iconic role of driving a 1941 Mack Antique to local parades and events for several decades. 

When he wasn't serving with the fire department, Faughnan worked as a school bus driver and garage technician for the Lakeland Central School District for 43 years, his obituary said.

He is survived by his siblings, Mary, Philip, James, Michael, and Laurie; his nieces and nephews, Lauren, Sandra, Theodore, Kristen, Kim, and Aidan; and his great-nephews and great-niece, Robert, John, and Aurora. 

A visitation for Faughnan will be held on Friday, March 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joseph Nardone Funeral Home at 414 Washington St. in Peekskill. 

A Funeral Mass will then be held on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Columbanus Church located in Cortlandt Manor at 122 Oregon Rd. 

Click here to read Faughnan's full obituary. 

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