Funeral held for NYPD officer who died from 9/11 illness

MELVILLE – A first responder during the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan was laid to rest Wednesday after contracting a 9/11-related illness.

NYPD Officer Mark Natale, 55, of South Huntington, died from a brain tumor linked to toxins at Ground Zero. Services were held at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Melville.

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