Leadership

Obituaries

Issue 7 and Volume 109.

Obituaries DEPARTMENTS j. F. McDonough, Former Boston Chief John F. McDonough, former Chief of the Boston, Mass., Fire Department died on June 1 at the age of 75. Chief McDonough succeeded Chief Napeen Boutelier in 1948. At the time of his retirement in 1950, he had been a Boston fire fighter for 52 years. He started his career at Engine 32, Charlestown, while horse-drawn apparatus was still in vogue. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1921, and in 1924 he rose to captain. In 1927 he was made district chief and in 1936 advanced to deputy chief. During his long career, Chief McDonough fought many serious fires, including the tragic Cocoanut Grove holocaust of November 28, 1942. A deputy chief at the time, he ordered the fifth alarm. Chief J. T. Wallace of Bourne, Mass. Bourne, Mass., Fire Chief J. Thomas Wallace died unexpectedly June 10, 1956 at the age…

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