March 3, 2013
Jane Pollicino, 59, of Plainview, who became a prominent voice for families of 9/11 victims after she lost her husband in the Twin Towers attack, died February 21. She suffered a stroke while on vacation with her family in Cancun, Mexico.
Pollicino was a homemaker when her husband, Steve, a corporate bond trader and vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed on September 11, 2001. Her children, Steven and Celeste, were 19 and 12 at the time.
[...] She was outspoken in her determination to see that victims were properly honored, calling for a thorough investigation into the causes of the attacks, the respectful treatment of remains at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island and ensuring that the names of victims were engraved at the September 11 memorial.