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Lisa Ostrowski died after saving her baby from a fire at their East Setauket home on Friday.

EAST SETAUKET, NY — Long Island mom Lisa Ostrowski’s life can be best explained by the words she had hanging on the nursery wall of her newborn infant, 10-month-old Leo.

“And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself,” read the wall hanging, now gone after being destroyed in a deadly blaze that claimed her life Friday morning at her East Setauket home.

Ostrowski, 31, had a clocklike daily regimen set up for Leo, as the mother and son were on a schedule that included ample time for feedings, as well as tactile learning, storytime, and then a bath followed by a lavender massage before bedtime.

Ostrowski let nothing interfere with that — visitors to her apartment had to leave before 6 p.m.

“She was just so good with him and so in love with him,” recalled family friend Barbara Prass, a Terryville resident.

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Ostrowski changed the life of her fiancé, Steven Ortner, when they first met about three years ago. He soon became head over heels in love in a week, telling his family he was going to marry her, according to Prass.

“We were like, ‘Can we get to know her first?'” Prass added.

She soon became endeared to them as well..................................................................................................

Ostrowski worked at Water Mill Caterers in Smithtown, and Ortner, 30, at Ring Savvy, a telephone answering service. They had plans to get married, and when they welcomed Leo, they chose their apartment so they could be near both of their families.

It was during that time that Ostrowski blossomed into an “amazing mother” who devoted her time to nurturing Leo.

She used some of her last breaths to ensure the young child escaped from harm’s way when the fast-moving fire broke out just after midnight.

“She died saving that baby,” Prass said.

Ostrowski was able to hand Leo to Ortner just in time for him to step out onto the roof of the home where their second-floor apartment was located and pass the infant down to a good Samaritan at the scene, Suffolk police said.

A preliminary investigation of the fire’s cause has determined it was non-criminal in nature, according to police.

Ortner, who is covered with burns on his face and body, told his mother at his bedside at Stony Brook University Hospital that he tried to save Ostrowski, but “a wall of fire” had sprung up and he was prevented from going back inside the home by fire officials, according to Prass.

“It’s just absolutely awful,” she said. “That’s all he keeps saying, over and over.”

Ortner, who remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit, has since been placed in a medically induced coma while he is on a ventilator because his airway was swelling up, a common occurrence with severe burn victims, according to Prass.

“It’s kind of a godsend because now he can sleep and heal,” she added.

Leo has burns on his forehead and arms, and one of his lungs collapsed, so he has been placed on morphine and oxygen but is taking his bottle, which is a good sign, Prass said.

Ortner’s mother, Carolyn, is traumatized by the events of the fire, according to Prass.

“She just holds that poor baby and cries that he doesn’t have a mother,” she said, adding that the heartbroken grandmother describes “how wonderful and loving” Ostrowski was.

To help with expenses, Prass has launched a GoFundMe page, “Tragic Fire support for Lisa, Baby Leo, and Steven,” to help the couple’s two families. So far, the fundraising platform has accrued a little over $90,000 toward a $1 million goal.

The funds will go to cover Ostrowski’s funeral expenses, and the rest will be given to Ortner and Leo because all of their belongings were lost in the fire.

“They have nothing,” Prass said.

But Prass warned that a fake GoFundMe account has been circulating and cautioned anyone against donating to it.

Sunday morning, she wondered aloud if the family photos on their cell phones would ever even be recovered.

“I’m like, ‘My God, everything’s digital — they have everything on their cell phones,'” she said. “God knows, they didn’t get out with those.”

“It’s just terrible,” she added.

A funeral service will be held Thursday for Ostrowski at Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Michael DeSantis contributed additional reporting to this story.