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Ex-Southampton ambulance chief dies

Melissa "Missy" Croke, a founder and former chief of the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corp., died Wednesday at the age of 57 after a long illness.

She was chief from 2001-2005 and answered nearly 4,000 calls during almost two decades as a member. Her passions extended into American Indian culture and caring for animals.

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