Obituaries


Gail Long

Published: May 07, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Gail A. Long, 78, of Pennsylvania, died peacefully April 28, at home under hospice care, after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. She grew up in Los Angeles but spent most of her life in Sandy Hook, where she raised two children, Madison and Jennifer.


She was a psychiatric nurse for many years at Danbury Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, and Shands Hospital in Florida. Mrs Long had a passion for caring for others and adopted into her heart numerous neighbors, children, and patients over the years. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother, known as "Emma," to seven beautiful children, Christopher, Nicholas, Olivia, Zachary, Connor, Caitlin, and Emily.


In addition to her grandchildren, her husband, Daniel Long; children, Madison Long and Jennifer Hughes; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Long; son-in-law, David Hughes; and her brother, Bruce Ackley, survive her.


A memorial service in celebration of her life will take place at 10 am, Saturday, June 9, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 41) Avondale, Penn. Interment will be private.


Contributions in her memory may be made to Avondale Presbyterian Church, PO Box 446, Avondale PA 19311.


To leave an online condolence, visit griecocares.com.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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