Service was held
on October 29, 2001.
Modafferi wasn’t scheduled to work Sept. 11 but joined
his squad when he heard the World Trade Center had been attacked.
“His job was very important to him,” said his wife,
Joanne. “If he had to choose how he was going to die,
he would have chosen being a hero and doing what he did. That
much gives me comfort.” Despite the physical training
and book work the job demanded, Modafferi was a full-time father
to his two sons and daughter. “He was a perfect father
in my eyes. He never let me down,” said his daughter,
Christine. “I miss him so much.”