John Vigiano Sr., retired FDNY captain who lost 2 sons on 9/11, dies of cancer

DEER PARK, Long Island (WABC) -- Friends and family are saying goodbye to a retired FDNY captain whose two sons were killed in the September 11th attacks.

John Vigiano Sr. died last week after a battle with cancer and his funeral was held Saturday morning in Deer Park.

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His two sons followed him into service -- John Vigiano II was a firefighter and Joseph Vigiano was an NYPD detective.

Both were killed while responding to the 9/11 attacks.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation which supports first responders, veterans and their families.

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