Funeral Arrangements for Berwick Fire & Rescue Captain Joel Barnes
BERWICK, Maine -- Berwick Fire & Rescue Chief Dennis Plante and Town Manager Stephen G. Eldridge announce funeral, memorial service and burial arrangements for Berwick Fire Captain Joel Barnes.
Services and burial will take place on Sunday, March 10. There will be two services: A private family mass and a public memorial ceremony.
The family will attend a Catholic funeral mass, which will be said at a local church early in the morning. That service is only for family and is closed to the news media. The family has asked that their privacy be respected.
The details of the public fire service memorial are as follows:
To all Lynn Firefighters past and present, Happy Lynn Firefighters Day.
Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council following a fire at City Box 41 on February 13, 1895 at Hutchinson Block Hardware on Munroe Street where four Lynn Firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
The following Lynn Firefighters died in the line of duty:
Captain Henry L. Skinner
Hoseman Thomas E. Murray
Hoseman John F. Donlan
Hoseman Abraham C. Moody
(All of Engine Company 3)
Captain Skinner was the son of Fireman Daniel C. Skinner who also died in the line of duty in 1888. Hoseman Moody was the son of the late Chief Engineer A.C. Moody.