Leon A. Long

Leon A. Long, 87, passed away on Monday, April 27. 2020 at the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Providence.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Marcello) Long to whom he was married for 49 years.

Born in Somerville, MA, he was a son of the late Nathan B. and Ruth (Kaplan) Long.

Mr. Long was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a Spanish Teacher for the Dighton-Rehoboth High School before retiring. He enjoyed going to the gym and loved gardening, reading and politics.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Karen Long and Amy Long both of Riverside, one sister, Roni Roarke of Florida and several cousins.

His funeral services will be private.


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George & Phyllis Petrin from Somerset, MA wrote on August 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm:
We just learned today of Leon's passing. I worked with Leon at Deighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. He was always polite, kind and possessed a good sense of humor. Our condolences to the Long Family on your loss.
Carol and Jeff Day from Rehoboth wrote on April 29, 2020 at 10:52 pm:
Barbara, Karen, and Amy, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Long's passing. We taught with him for many years at D-R. He was a gentleman and a scholar who was always pleasant and kind. We have enjoyed our chats with him when we have met him over the years since retirement. Our deepest sympathy, Carol and Jeff Day
Sharon Malaguti Araujo from Dighton, MA wrote on April 29, 2020 at 6:13 pm:
I remember Leon as a teacher and later as a co-worker at DRRHS. He always remembered me and said hello whenever we ran into one another. My most sincere sympathy to you.
Mary Lou Watson from Plymouth wrote on April 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm:
So sorry to hear of Leon's passing .We were fellow teachers at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional H.S. He was a very learned man, and we enjoyed talking about languages and history. He will be missed.
Dawn Dubord from Riverside wrote on April 29, 2020 at 11:18 am:
I'm so sorry Amy. Karen and your mom. My heart breaks for you
Lisa Barile wrote on April 29, 2020 at 11:12 am:
We (Myself, Dad and Lori) are so very sorry to hear this. I just sent this to my Dad and he said he was just thinking the other day about your family and our annual visits together in your home in Riverside. Those were good times. I was really young but I remember him as being so very kind and warm. My Dad mentioned that he always looked forward to his chats with Al. Hugs to you all. You will all be in our prayers. Love, The Barile family.
Alan D'Aiello from East Providence wrote on April 28, 2020 at 7:54 pm:
Dear Mrs Long, Amy and Karen, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Mr Long was a very nice man and I have fond memories of him when we were in Jr. High School. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
John & Dolores Braica from East Providence wrote on April 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm:
We were indeed sorry to learn of Leon's passing. He was a dear friend and will be sorely missed. John & Dolores Braica
Megan Gallagher from Charlestown wrote on April 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm:
My condolences to Karen, Amy and your mother. Your father was a kind, smart and sweet man who loved you all very much. He always had a smile on his face. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time.
Lisa Amaral from East Providence,RI 02914 wrote on April 28, 2020 at 2:41 pm:
I am so sorry Karen,Amy and to your mom and all other family members for your loss.
Paul L Gaines from Newport Rhode Island wrote on April 28, 2020 at 12:09 pm:
Rest in Peace, Leon. We had some Great times and Discussions at the "gym" on many occasions and you were a very good friend...You will be greatly missed by many!
Nora M. Velasquez from ALEXANDRIA wrote on April 28, 2020 at 9:59 am:
RIP Leon Albert Long, you had a great sense of humor. It was none stop laughing when we got together. A true scholar, I learned so much from you. A retired teacher; who just wouldn't stop teaching. A master of many subjects and a true master of several languages, Spanish being your favorite. A History buff and a Story teller. I love the story you told me about when you traveled to Mexico to learn Spanish, and the friends you made a long the way. Senor Leon! You will be missed!
MARY MILEWSKI from East Hampton, CT wrote on April 27, 2020 at 7:44 pm:
I'm so sorry for your sadness and loss. May memories of what was keep him always close to you. Amy, how interesting that your Dad was a Spanish teacher! I understand how much he meant to you. I pray that your family finds peace and that you even catch yourself smiling at his memories.