Joann Frontino passed away on December 9th, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She was a dedicated prestigious life member of Shirley Community Ambulance. Chief of Operations James Deutcsh said, “Joann was a dedicated volunteer serving over 33 years with our department. She served on the membership committee and student committee and played an important role in our fundraising events. Joann was one of a kind and was always willing to lend an ear or give motherly advice to the members. To her, all of the volunteers were her kids and she took pride in everything Shirley Ambulance. It was our privilege and honor to escort Joann to her final resting place. Her presence at the station will never be replaced or forgotten.”
Joann worked for the United States Secret Service as a Senior Investigative Assistant for over 40 years. She loved her job as much as she loved Shirley Ambulance Company. She was escorted to her resting place by Shirley Ambulance, assisted by the Secret Service, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s department and Brookhaven Fire Department.
Joann is survived by her twin sister, Marie Trotta, her brother-in-law and Fire News publisher, Frank Trotta, her niece, Christina Roupas (Lee) and nephew, Frank Trotta III (Jessica), her brother Anthony Frontino, his wife Mary and their children. She is also survived by
several great nieces and nephews. Rest peacefully Joann.