Edmund M. Beirne, 88, of Beverly, died Jan. 5.

Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at Donnellan Funeral Home. Private interment followed.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 35 years, Kitty Railsback; his children, Michael (Marlene) and Barbara Skrobuton; his grandchildren, Bob and Mike; his siblings, Janet Beirne, Elaine (Paul) Raglow and Agnes (Diahann McConkey) Beirne; and many nieces and nephews.

Beirne was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He was a retired lieutenant with the Chicago Fire Department. Beirne was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and a Mt. Carmel Hall of Fame inductee, a national handball champion and NFL alumni.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at firehero.org.