Joanne Trombetta, nee Gatto, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She died on September 4th, 2021 at 8:42 AM.
Joanne was married to Orfeo (Mimi) Trombetta in June of 1944. During World War II she worked at a civilian company which supported the war effort. As a homemaker and wife of a career U.S. Air Force Officer, she travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, sometimes travelling with only her children. While in Germany, she participated in meetings of the Catholic Council of American Women held at various military bases. She also taught CCD for seven years to children attending Catholic classes. She served as the Vice-President of the Ladies Sodality of the Catholic Church. She also volunteered as a member of the Red Cross Gray Ladies, and later As President of the Officers’ Wives Club at Fort Meade, Maryland. When her husband retired from the Air Force they moved to Seminole, Florida. Shortly thereafter, she belonged to an exercise class known as the BB’s, a group who remained friends for more than 30 years. While residing in Seminole, she and her husband were members of the Blessed Sacrament Church. She also was a very active member of the Seminole Women’s Club, and other charitable organizations, where she gave generously of her time and energy. Joanne lost her husband of 73 years in April 2017. She continued to reside at her home in Seminole. Joanne was a cancer survivor and lived independently until she passed peacefully this September 4. She is survived by three sons, Lieutenant Colonel Orfeo (chuck) Trombetta, Jr. (USA, Retired), William Trombetta (USAF Civilian, Retired), and Christopher J. Trombetta, currently a CPA and owner of his own CPA firm located in Seminole, Florida. Joanne’s daughter Diane predeceased her in 1987 while living in Mildenhall, England and working for the Department of Defense. Joanne had three grandchildren, Orfeo (Chuck) Trombetta, III, Stephanie Trombetta, and Jessica Trombetta. She also had two great grandchildren, Olivia and Arlo.
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