Robert Linwood Long

November 12, 1930December 7, 2018

Robert (Bob) Linwood Long passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 7th. Bob was born in Attleboro, MA on November 12, 1930 and moved to Chatham in November 1930 where he attended Chatham Schools. Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marge, and his three sons, Robert W. Long (Darlene) of Chatham, Ronald C. Long (Leslie) of Falmouth and Tampa, FL, and Alan R. Long (Pat) of Orleans, as well as ten Grandchildren, and seventeen Great-Grandchildren. Bob enjoyed working outside and loved the Red Sox, Patriots, Westerns, and traveling with his wife and friends. Bob was a proud veteran of the Army National Guard and a longtime active member of the Chatham VFW Color Guard. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held this coming Friday, December 14th at the Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Rd., Chatham, MA from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. All family and friends are welcome to come and share remembrances of Bob. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to The Chatham Fire Association, Inc., Post Office Box 751, Chatham, MA 02633. For online condolences please visit


  • Marjorie Long, Wife
  • Robert Long, Son
  • Ronald Long, Son
  • Alan Long, Son


  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 14, 2018

Robert Linwood Long

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Joanne and Hugh McPartlin

December 22, 2018

Dear Marge
Hugh and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We loved spending time with all of you at Westwind and then again in Florida and Cape Cod. Bob was a wonderful, kind, gentle soul and we will remember him fondly.

Joanne and Hugh

Melanie Stone

December 13, 2018

Dear Marge and family
Bob will be remembered by many and especially his Broadreach PT friends . He was a true gentleman !
I loved his smile , twinkle , spirit of life and love of you .
I am out of town for memorial but wanted to say I loved Bob and I love you ,

Scott Thomas

December 12, 2018

On behalf of the Thomas family, we send you our deepest sympathies. We will remember Bob with great fondness and warm hearted smiles. A tremendous gentleman indeed!
God bless him and your wonderful family.

Warmest regards,
Scott Thomas & Family

Jim Young

December 11, 2018

Another icon of old Chatham, sadly gone. It was Bob, Marge, and people like them that made growing up in Chatham such a wonderful experience. Our thoughts are with Bob's family at this difficult time.

Hilary Robinson

December 11, 2018

Bob was a wonderful guy and a great neighbor to us at Westwind Club. We will treasure all the good memories we have of him when we were all in Nassau together.
Our thoughts and hearts are with you all, Marge, Ronnie, Bobby and Alan. As Alan said to me last year, about his father:
"He is one of the good ones".
Yes he was.
Hilary, Bev and Lynn.

Lynn Bourdon

December 11, 2018

I, along with Bev and Hilary, will always remember Bob as a warm and kind-hearted soul who, along with Marge and sons ,welcomed us as their neighbour at #16 Westwind for the past several years. Thanks for always putting up the clothes line and including us in those (frequent?) trips to the casino! Westwind will not be the same without you. Our hearts go out to the whole family on the loss of such a wonderful

Benjamin T. Nickerson

December 11, 2018

I wish to Extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob's family at this sad time.

Nathaniel wordell

December 10, 2018

Bob, and all his family have been so much a part of my life! I would love to sing as a tribute to this wonderful man!

Donna Drown

December 10, 2018

To Marge, Ron , Bob , Alan and families,
It doesn’t seem that long ago we were out on North Beach on New Year’s Eve playing poker ! Then the summers on North Beach playing bocci. Over the years plenty of fun. Will miss the wink , the laugh, and the hearty hugs! What a fine man that lived a fine life. An asset to the town of Chatham.
We will not be able to make the celebration of Bobs life ,but all will be in our thoughts.
Donna & Wes

Martha Meier

December 10, 2018

Such sad news. My heart goes out to all my former in-laws. You know I always felt welcomed, even after our “separation” and Bob, being one of the nicest, warm, loving men I have ever known, never missed a chance to give me a hug and kiss whenever our paths crossed. His genuinely warm smile and gentle manner set an example for all to follow. We will all miss you, Bob.
Although I am unable to attend services, please know that I will be with you all in Spirit.
Sent with love,