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John E. Refino, 51, Of Mt. Vernon, Retired FDMV, 9/11 First Responder

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - John E. "Jay" Refino of Mt. Vernon died June 23. He was 51.

Refino was born Dec. 30, 1961, in Mt. Vernon to Vincent and Dolores (Sposato) Refino. He joined the Mt. Vernon Fire Department in 1985, on 9/11 he along with other members of the FDMV were among the first responders. He later retired in 2005.

Refino is survived by his son, Anthony; daughter, Rachel; mother, Dolores Sposato; sisters, Theresa Sciacca Refino, Jean Refino, Patricia Costanza; and brother, James Refino.

Calling hours are Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Yannantuono Funeral Home . A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 27 at Our Lady of Victory Church am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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