Last Call: 10/17/2020
Circumstances: WTC related illness
Faye grew up in Bayside, Queens where she was actively involved in Church, Girl Scouts, and community affairs. She was an acclaimed swimmer on the Bayside HS swim team. The team won many awards and championships while being coached by Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. Faye attended St John’s University where she became interested in Health Care, which led her to join the NYC EMS, where she spent 26 years. She received many awards and citations during her tenure with the department, rising to the rank of captain. She responded to the terrorist attack at the WTC, spending many months at the site during the rescue and recovery period.
Faye met the love of her life while working for EMS, Joeddy Friszell, who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief in the department. They spent 30 incredible years together until Joeddy succumbed to a 911 illness a few years earlier.
Outside of work, Faye was a devoted mom and partner. She loved traveling and cooking, and one of her favorite pastimes was spending time at the beach with a good book. Her voice and laughter could fill a room and she always had a great story to tell.