January 6 2020

Funeral Services for NY State Police Investigator Ryan Fortini to Bring Large Contingent of Officers to St. Margaret Area

By: Rich Hosford

Sullivan Funeral Home is alerting the public that a wake and funeral service this week could have a big impact on traffic. 


The visiting hours and funeral service for New York State Police Investigator Ryan Fortini, 42, who grew up in Burlington, is expected to draw a large contingent of New York State Police troopers and other mourners. 


Fortini passed away on New Year’s Day from complications stemming from his work at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Due to the nature of his death his fellow troopers are considering his passing as in the line of duty and are responding as they would for others who die in the midst of service. Hundreds and perhaps thousands of them are expected to attend the services. 


Both the wake and the funeral will be held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church at 111 Winn Street. The wake will be on Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 8 p.m. and the area is expected to be crowded the entire time. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. and the area is expected to be busy from 9 to at least 11:30 a.m. 


Sullivan Funeral Home Director Kevin Sullivan said he wanted residents to be aware of the increase in traffic and to plan their Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning commutes accordingly. 

Click Here to real Fortini’s full obituary.


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