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Barbara Long

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DOVER — Barbara Ann Long, 78, a resident of Watson Fields, and formerly of Sanbornville, died Oct. 4, 2010, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover.

Born May 14, 1932 in Cambridge, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward F. and Vivian A. (Miller) Crowley. She was a 1949 graduate of Belmont (Mass.) High School. Barbara lived in Durham and Madbury for 26 years, before moving to Sanbornville for 10 years, and then most recently to Watson Fields.

Barbara was a secretary at UNH-Thompson Hall for several years.

She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Sanbornville, and the Church of St. Thomas More, Durham. Barbara was a talented oil painter and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, William H. Long III, who died in 2007.

Survivors include five children, William E. and wife, Barbara, of Madbury; James A. and wife, Anne, of Durham; Phyllis M. and husband, Peter George of Dracut, Mass., Joyce M. and husband, John O'Day of Rollinsford, and Susan B. and husband, Wayne Stevens of South Berwick, Maine; 14 grandchildren, Melissa George of Methuen, Mass., Kerri George Dubois of Chelmsford, Mass., Christina George of Dracut, Mass., William J. Long of Enterprise, Ala., Michelle Long of Madbury, James M. Long of Portsmouth, Emily Long of Dover, Katie (Acres-O'Day) Hall of Bossier City, La., Heather O'Day, Michael O'Day, Brian O'Day, and Kevin O'Day, all of Rollinsford, Brody Stevens and Troy Stevens, both of South Berwick, Maine; two great-granddaughters, Ella Rose Hall and Avery Grace Hall, both of Bossier City, La.; a brother, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Ted Crowley of Toms River, N.J.; sister, Phyllis June Lewis of Sanbornville, and Longboat Key, Fla.; eight nieces and 19 nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter St., Newmarket.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas More, Madbury Road, Durham. Private burial will take place at a later date in the Durham Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Watson Fields, 201 Watson Road, Dover, NH 03820.

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Published in Fosters from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2010