It is with Deep Sadness and Regret the Centereach Fire Department Announces the passing of Life-Member and past Lieutenant Hugh R. McNeill. Hughie McNeill first joined the Department in 1964 as a member of Rescue Company 1 and was an active member until 1971. Hughie returned to the Department in 1996 joining Fire Police Company, from 2000 through 2008 Hughie served as 1st Lieutenant of Fire Police and served as 2nd Lieutenant from 2009 through 2011. Hughie was also a member of the Centereach FD Hose Jockey’s Drill Team from when he joined the Department until it was disbanded in 1968. Hughie also served on many Department Committees over his years of service. In 2008 Hughie received Life Membership for completing 20 years of Active Service in the Department. Hughie was a great man and well respected and dedicated member of our department and will be greatly missed by all. Rest East Brother.