Elizabeth M. Long
Elizabeth M. Long, age 93, passed away peacefully at Rockland Place on January 9, 2021, after a long illness.
Betty was born on January 5, 1928 in Wilmington Delaware, the youngest child of Adam Manista and Leokadia Sulkowska. Betty was graduate of Wilmington High School and was employed by the State of Delaware for 18 years. In 1952 she married Paul Long, her husband of 33 years, before he passed away in 1985. Betty was a devoted mother and an excellent baker whose pies, cookies, and cakes were enjoyed by many. Betty was a faithful parishioner of St. Matthew's RC Church and a regular volunteer at the St. Hedwig's Polish Festival. She is survived by son Scott Long (Martine) of New York and grandchildren Eric and Grace.
Betty was predeceased by sisters Jesse Laskowska, Cecilia Drupieski, Frances Szymanski, Agnes Denney, Florence Schneider, Helen Hnatowski, and brothers John, Stanley, and Clemens Manista. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.
The family would like to express its deepest thanks to the staff of Rockland Place and BAYADA Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Betty in her final years. A special thanks to her niece, Teena McGovern, who was her caregiver.
A mass will be held in Betty's name at St. Matthew's at 11am, January 14, 2020. To offer condolences online, please visit: arcarofuneralhome.com
. A private celebration of Betty's life will be held in the spring or summer. In honor of Betty's life, donations may be made to St. Matthew's RC Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804.