- March 28, 1934 - December 8, 2012
- Osterville, Massachusetts
of Brian's Passing
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“It is 1/6/13, and unfortunately i just learned from Brian's passing. So many happy memories of traveling with Brian to Europe and elsewhere on...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mel Blake - Providence, RI
“Brenna, Heather, and Brian,So sorry to hear about the recent passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marybeth Carney - MA
My sincere condolences to you and your family at this heartfelt time.
3 of 14 | Posted by: Sharyn Cianci - Waltham, MA
“I have been blessed to have had Heather as my friend for the last 20yrs. in that time I was fortunate enough to get to know her family and especially...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dede DiLiddo - Halifax, MA
“Brian was the dearest of friends and we have so many fun memories of him. That is what Brian brought to ever event he attened --- a lot of fun! He...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Rick & Mary Burke - Waltham, MA
“I feel fortunate to have been one of Brians; many Friends. For many years he was my partner in many "Columbia Cup" matches. This forsome of very...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Nedrow - Cohasset, MA
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and praying for your peace.
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kate Fredericks - Centerville, MA
“Mr. Long, you were simply the best. Love The Burkes and Logues
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Burke - Waltham, MA
“My condolences to the Long children. The best compliment you can give a person is that they were GOOD PEOPLE,and you can rest assured your dad was 1...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Greg hebard - Milton, MA - friend
“Brenna, Heather, Brian and family,We're very sorry for your loss. You dad was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor, personality and positive...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Burke - Waltham, MA
“Brenna - my sincere condolences for the passing of your father.
Your School Friend
11 of 14 | Posted by: Debra A. Connolly - McBee, SC
“Brian'You will be greatly missed by all your old Brighton friends especially me.Rest in PEACE TO A CHORUS OF " TAKE ME ALONG"
12 of 14 | Posted by: jOHN cARR - sUDBURY, MA
“Brian, a close friend and travel companion to Ireland mant times was trulya man of great character and feeling for others. Most of all was his...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Delaney - Hanover, MA
“Brian was the"salt of the earth", a fine and decent man who was a great and loyal friend. Our sincere condolences to Brian, Jr., Brenna and Heather....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Lehane - John's Island, SC
Osterville – Mr. Brian J. Long, of Osterville and Waltham, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home in Osterville. He was 78.
Brian was born in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on March 28, 1934, a son of the late Bernard F. and Helen (Floyd) Long. A graduate of Newman Preparatory School, he served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Suffolk University in Boston. He married Eileen E. Phillips on October 11, 1958 in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown. They lived in Waltham for many years and later divided their time at their home in Osterville.
After a thirty year career Brian retired in 2002 as the Contracts Manager for Textron Specialty Materials Company in Lowell.
Brian was an avid Boston sports fan and followed Notre Dame football religiously. He was a member of the Brighton Lodge of Elks. He enjoyed a good round of golf with friends and was quite talented on the course and known for his good shot. With a love for travel he was able to experience many parts of the world. He was a member of the Old Barnstable Fairgrounds. He also loved all things Irish and was proud of his Irish ancestry. Like most people who live on the Cape he loved being near the sea and the beach.
His wife of 40 years, Eileen, died February 23, 2000 and he was predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth P. Long, in 1995. He was also predeceased by his brother, Leo Long.
Brian leaves his children, Brenna J. Long of West Hyannisport, Brian J. Long of Osterville and Heather J. Long-Milstead and her husband, Rob, of Alpharetta, Georgia; his sister, Winifred Gorham of Randolph and his brother, Kevin Long of New Port Richey, Florida; many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Brian's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Avenue, Osterville where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Osterville.
In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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