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C. Luongo Lt. Col.
Dorothy C. Luongo, Lt. Col. Ret. of Devon Dorothy C. Luongo, Lt. Col. Ret., 92, of Devon, died peacefully at home on Aug. 20, 2013. She was the beloved Auntie of Dr. Guy Nardella (Dorothy), Dennis Nardella (Donna), Lauren Edgar (Dennis), Donna Savastio (Edward), Rosemarie (Dr. Daniel Daley), Stanley Luongo, Jr. (Danielle), Ronald Luongo (Sharon), and Kathleen Reinersmann (William); and is also survived by seven grand-nephews and seven grand-nieces. She was the devoted sister of the late Gloria Nardella and the late Stanley Luongo, Sr. Born in Philadelphia, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Rocco and Aida (Tirimacco) Luongo. She graduated from the South Philadelphia High School for Girls and began her distinguished military career in the Women's
Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) with honorable service in the South Pacific during WW II. Thereafter, Dorothy graduated from the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing and went on to serve as an Army nurse during the Korean and
s, continuing in peacetime at various Army hospitals around the world. Before retiring in 1972, Dorothy was the recipient of many awards and commendations including the
for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against hostile forces during the period September 1965 to July 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6th, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064. Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Published in The Daily Local on Sept. 1, 2013
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"I am so sorry for your loss. I served with then Maj Luongo in Viet Nam and I remember her well. I only..."
- Elizabeth Lemieux, Maj ANC Ret
"I am so sorry for your loss of you Auntie Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers are with both the Nardella..."
- Sandra Giangiulio-Luongo
"Aunt Dorothy you were really something special ! You will be missed God speed"
- Donna Nardella
"What a life!"
"Thank you for your service. God speed."
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