Yadira Arroyo

Yadira Arroyo

Yadira Arroyo, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died in the line of duty on March 16, 2017.


Visiting will be Thursday & Friday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 11am at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 2345 University Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow.


In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions in her memory to the FDNY Foundation, 9 Metro Tech Center, #5E-10, Brooklyn, New York 11201, ย http://www.fdnyfoundation.org/


  • Renee viviani Posted March 18, 2017 4:23 pm

    My condolences to her mom her brother and most of all her sons . god bless you all

  • Mandi Smith Posted March 18, 2017 4:46 pm

    Sleep in paradise

  • U.M. Posted March 18, 2017 6:14 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about this tragedy.
    May you be comforted by the beautiful hope found in the biblical book of John, chapter 5 and verse 28-29.
    It gives us the hope to see our loved ones again in the Resurrection.
    Our prayers are with the family of Yadira

  • Eileen Posted March 18, 2017 11:48 pm

    The Lord will take care of your family. Rest in peace Yadira.

  • william collins-cuurie Posted March 19, 2017 7:35 am

    As an American im am very proud of the services this fine lady has done. Its tragic for her to be taken from us. My condolences to the sons of lady…God Rest…!

  • Officers and Members of EMS Station 31 Posted March 19, 2017 8:02 am

    My the Lord hold you close as you are a true Hero

  • Pam C. Posted March 19, 2017 1:07 pm

    May our father, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3), strengthen the family. Rest assured that he is not pleased with what befell your dear Yadira but in this sick world unforeseen circumstances befall us all (Ecclesiastes 9:11)…wrong place, wrong time. But he promises to soon remove suffering and death worldwide (Revelation 21: 3; Psalms 37; 11,29). Please let your hearts be comforted by the marvelous resurrection hope (John 5:28,29). Yes look forward to a beautiful world where you could be with Yadira again forever.
    Please go to JW.org. Search for and download the brochure “When Someone You Love Dies”. It has aided millions to cope.

  • Lee Posted March 19, 2017 4:28 pm


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  • Paulette Nardi Posted March 20, 2017 12:11 am

    The death of this lady has touched the inner-most being of every EMT who serves their community, volunteer or paid. This tragedy reminds us all how dangerous the job of an EMT can be. Unarmed with only the tools of the life-saving trade, an EMT faces each day with the goal of doing the right thing. God Bless this lady and help her sons through this very difficult time.

  • Bill Rothschild Posted March 20, 2017 9:22 am

    The members of International Association of EMT’s and Paramedics Local 20 Empress EMS would like to express our sympathy, sorrow and support for this dedicated EMS provider, her children and her extended EMS family.

  • ASTRO D AYALA Posted March 20, 2017 9:45 am

    Rest easy, God bless you.

  • Mary Rosenblatt Posted March 20, 2017 11:18 am

    May you Rest in Peace & May your wonderful boys get through this hard time May God Bless you

  • Deputy Chief Alvin Gonzalez Posted March 20, 2017 11:42 am

    On behalf of the Assn. Aux-Vol Firefighters, West Lawrence, NY; we wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of EMT Yadira Arroyo. A life saver and true angel of God, she will be forever missed by everyone she touched. Our prayers and sympathies go out to her family, friends and extended family of the FDNY EMS. Yadi, may you rest in peace in Heaven and watch over us!

  • V.l Posted March 20, 2017 12:06 pm

    I don’t know the family but please accept my sincere condolences and prayers and may you find comfort and strength in knowing that our Heavenly Father feels for you and your pain that’s why He says to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you.He also promised that we will see our love ones again by means of a resurrection to live right here on a paradise earth (John 5:28,29)so may the family find comfort in this beautiful promise.

  • HOSPITAL POLICE – DIVISION 12 Posted March 20, 2017 12:31 pm

    On behalf of all M.O.S. at NCB, we offer our deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences to the family both blood & blue.

  • B C Posted March 20, 2017 12:49 pm

    I don’t know the family, but this story has moved me deeply. I am so sorry that this happened to someone who seemed to be doing all that she can to make sure that her 5 boys grew up as productive citizens. May she be an example to her family of what perseverance and determination can achieve. May Ms. Arroyo rest in peace.

  • Maggie Posted March 20, 2017 1:58 pm

    Last February I fell and hit my head and was taken to Jacobi where I needed stitches,she was the EMT who responded. She was so professional,but most important she was so sweet and put my mind at ease that I would be ok.

  • Colleen Posted March 20, 2017 2:03 pm

    I’m so very sorry. RIP

  • Jennifer Ladd Posted March 20, 2017 9:28 pm

    Our thoughts are with Yadira Arroyo’s children and family. My heart aches for her partner as she grieves the loss of her partner. To have a partner that becomes family is one of the greatest gifts one can give to each other in EMS. May the memories of Yadira and support of the line of white, line of red, line of blue, and the line of yellow carry you through. EMS brothers and sisters across the country and world offer prayers and sincere thoughts as you grieve the loss of your family member, co-worker, and friend. RIP and your service to the city and contribution to the wold of EMS will NOT be forgotten.

    With my deepest sympathies,

    Jennifer Ladd
    Trails West EMS

  • Myrna & Patricia Posted March 21, 2017 12:01 pm

    Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

  • Marisol Hoedemaker Posted March 21, 2017 1:48 pm

    I didn’t know this caring, kind, loving E.M.T but my deepest condolences goes out to your family, love ones, friends, co-worker and everyone that knew this lovely young mother. I was so devastated and cried so many times when I saw this horrible tragedy; I’m praying for the family and may god give you all the strength you need. May you forever R.I.P MS. Arroyo.

  • DORSEY FAMILY Posted March 21, 2017 3:43 pm


  • Elsie Posted March 21, 2017 4:36 pm

    RiP Yadi

  • Elizabeth Posted March 22, 2017 9:35 am

    my condolences to the family
    Rest in peace Yadira arroyo you will be missed

  • Elaina Feliciano Posted March 22, 2017 1:17 pm

    When I read a report of one of her son’s comments that she always watched Law & Order and drank Pepsi, I thought of myself because so do I, I too have 3 boys and it makes you think how horrible this is for her life to be cut short and those 5 boys to lose their mom. May she rest in peace in God’s care and guide her children thru this horrible tragedy. Amen

  • CRAIG Posted March 22, 2017 3:21 pm

    The Lord will take care of your co-workers, friends & family. Rest in peace Yadira.

  • Connie Daigle Posted March 22, 2017 4:28 pm

    Rest easy sister. Love & prayers to your 5 sons & the rest of your family. You have earned your wings, fly high with the angels!
    From all Paramedics in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Gatilao Family Posted March 22, 2017 6:12 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family… Leida, we feel for you. Our thoughts and prayers. Rest in eternal peace Yadira. Thank you for your service to our city and community. God bless…

  • Richard Berger, retired MOS from Station 47 Rockaway Posted March 22, 2017 11:46 pm

    Deepest condolences to her family and friends, and all from the FDNY and FDNY EMS.

  • thomas durnin (retired FDNY) Posted March 23, 2017 8:20 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Yadi’s boys and the rest of her family. when you lose someone you love you can either close your eyes and wish they were still here or open your eyes and see all that they left behind, what a legacy she left behind saving lives and easing the pain of the city, May she rest in the palm of God’s hand for eternity.

  • Barbara Griles Posted March 23, 2017 8:36 am

    So sorry you are going through this tough time in your life .
    You have my most sincere condolences. May your love one SIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  • Ruedella Gallon Jimenez Delleguas Posted March 23, 2017 9:17 am

    Our hero Yadira Arroyo made the ultimate sacrifice. May the grace of God protect and heal her family and friends at this time. RIP my EMT Sister. Retired EMT From NYRA, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Medisys Ambulance, Hunter EMS of Long Island and North Shore Ambulance.

  • Ruben Rodriguez Posted March 23, 2017 10:38 am

    I’ve been lost for words these pass few days, I’ve been praying for your boys and the entire family daily, for strength and protection, in these difficult times. I’ll leave 2 scriptures verse that gets me through the day Rev 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away, Jn 11:25 โ€œI am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?โ€ Yari you will live in my heart, mind, memories forever always your friend.

  • Christine C. Posted March 23, 2017 12:10 pm

    There are no words that can express my feelings, my heart is hurting for your family and friends but most of all for you. Everyone that you have touched are in my prayers and my heart, I will not stop praying for them and you. You will be missed by so many people, the love that everyone has for you will never stop. Thank you for all you have done and all the help that you gave to others for the past 14+ years. May you RIP and may your wings be as beautiful as you are.

  • Lt Thomas Carlstrom FDNY (Ret). Posted March 24, 2017 2:22 pm

    Your sacrifice for the citizens of our city can never be repaid. Your service will follow all you by all you left behind and those that follow. Rest easy. God Bless You.

  • Nathalie Joseph Posted March 24, 2017 9:46 pm

    RIP Yari you will be sorely missed

  • Kathy Suero Posted March 25, 2017 1:33 am

    We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
    We send you thoughts of comfort.

  • Shirley Dennis Posted March 25, 2017 10:27 am

    To the family and FDNY,
    Ms. Arroyo was a caring, kind and dedicated EMT! Prayers of comfort, may your memories provide joy.

  • Lb Posted March 25, 2017 11:26 am

    Our heavenly Father has made a promise that we will see our loved ones again. Please read John 5:28, 29 also Revelation 21:3, 4. Please remember He answers all prayers. http://www.jw.org

  • Christina Posted March 25, 2017 10:28 pm

    Rest In Peace Yadira I didn’t know but this devastated news has touch my heart…my deepest condolences to the family especially to her 5 son god bless yall…

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