CHESHIRE –Bernard P. Long, 93, died on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Elim Park Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife Marian B. Long (nee Johenning).
Mr. Long was born November 14, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Steven and Anna (O’Connor) Long. He was a graduate of St. John’s University and an executive of GE Capital.
Mr. Long, who was easily recognized by his twinkling blue eyes and pair of dimples, was an active member of the community and devoted to his wife, six children, brothers, sister, grandchildren, and all who became connected by marriage or friendship. He volunteered on the St. Catherine of Siena, Riverside, CT, finance committee, Nathaniel Witherall Nursing Home, and Elim Park Healthcare. He loved organizing trips for his family and the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich, CT. He always looked forward to pinochle games, where he frequently relieved his brothers of a few quarters and ran a duplicate bridge game for many years at Elim Park. Mr. Long had a wide range of interests: baseball, opera, and art--whether painted by his mother or Monet.
Mr. Long is survived by his daughters, Rita Long Cramer and her husband Michael Cramer, Catherine Long, and Tricia Long and her husband Michael Sires; his sons Daniel Long, and his wife, Lisa, Timothy Long and his wife, Lori Cain, Thomas Long and his wife Tina; his brothers Charles Long and Gerald Long; his grandchildren Patrick Long, his wife Susan Long and their daughter Madeline, Jessica Long, Vivian Long-Sires, Victor Long-Sires, Noah Long, Ryan Long, and Andrew Cramer. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Fr. John Long, Steven Long and Ralph Long and his sister Loraine (Long) Roell.
Arrangements – Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 9 to 10:30 am at the Alderson-ford Funeral home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 and proceed to St. Thomas Becket Church - Bridget of Sweden Parish, North Brooksvale Rd. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Memorial contributions may be made to Elim Park Baptist Home Resident Benevolent Fund 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410.