Former first responder gives family of fallen New Jersey firefighter unforgettable experience

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Former first responder helps family of fallen NJ firefighter
The family of fallen New Jersey firefighter Marques Hudson spent time together in Florida with the help of a former first responder.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A former first responder is helping the family of a New Jersey firefighter who died battling a fire two months ago.

32-year-old Lieutenant Marques Hudson worked for the Plainfield Fire Department. The father of three died in January from injuries he suffered while fighting a blaze at a two-family home on Emerson Avenue.

Spero Georgedakis is the founder and CEO of Good Greek Moving and Storage. A New York native and former North Miami police officer, Georgedakis heard about Hudson's death and felt compelled to do something for his family.

The Florida businessman arranged for Hudson's loved ones to travel to the Sunshine State for an unforgettable vacation.

As part of the trip, Georgedakis got them suite tickets to watch an Orlando Magic basketball game. The family even got the chance to meet Orlando Magic Point Guard Cole Anthony and former NBA player Bo Outlaw.

D'Onnah Jones, Hudson's girlfriend, said the trip was a great way to honor him.

"To know we were actually all together for something for him, he would really love it," Jones said.

For Georgedakis, the opportunity to give Hudson's family a reason to smile two months after his passing made this occasion special.

"The look of wonder and excitement on their faces, there's no words to describe it," Georgedakis said.

Hudson leaves behind three boys: 14-year-old Kaleb, 11-year-old Josaiah and 6-year-old Isaiah.

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