Funeral Mass for Dennis A. Long, 77, of North Perry, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Cyprian Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Road, Perry. Fr. George Kusy will officiate the Mass.
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Mr. Long passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence with his family at his side.
Born Jan. 3, 1936, in Willoughby, he had been a lifetime resident of Lake County, living in Willoughby, Mentor and Eastlake before moving to North Perry.
He was a member of St. Cyprian Church in Perry, where he was active in Bible study and the Rosary group. He was also a member of the Carpenter's Union Local 435 (formerly Local 95), and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening, bird watching and loved making wine.
Mr. Long worked at the Perry Power Plant before his retirement.
He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Rita M. (Janz) Long; loving father of Toni M. (Franco) Gianfagna of Perry and Theresa A. (Dennis) Hurley of North Perry; cherished grandfather of Franco (Toni), Cristina, Maria, Megan, Abbey, Patrick, Lauren, and Allison; great-grandfather of Elizabeth, Matthew, Olivia, Nico, Giulo and Luca; brother of Marie Forsythe of Mayfield Heights, Carol Green of Willoughby, Susan (Ron) Burkholder of Madison, Nancy Harrison of Madison, Linda (Bob) McMillan of Mentor, Mary (Glenn) Woodworth of Willoughby, Charles (Sarita) Green of Kirtland, and Ginger Gibb of Mentor; brother-in-law of Jean Long; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three infant sons; grandson, Marco; parents, Anthony Long and Rose (Nunamaker) Green; and brothers, John Long, Anthony Long and William Long.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., (Route 615, north of Route 2), Mentor, where a Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions in his name be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, or St. Cyprian Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Road, Perry, OH 44081.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2013
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6330 Center Street Mentor, OH 44060