OBITUARY

Kathleen Marie Long

April 10, 1949February 6, 2019
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Mrs. Kathleen Marie Long, age 69, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born April 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Long enjoyed collecting recipes and loved to cook. She enjoyed bingo, card games, and crafts. Mrs. Long was a member of the Italian-American Club and the Ladies Guild at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Madeline Sangosti; and a brother, Thomas E. Sangosti .

She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Donald Long; daughters, Reneé Long and Christina Long; brother, Robert (Susan) Sangosti; nieces, Gia Sangosti, Gabby Sangosti; as well as other family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A memorial mass will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to American Kidney Fund, 72 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.kidneyfund.org

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Kathleen Marie Long

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Blakely Johnson

February 14, 2019

I’ll never forget Kathy!!! She was a funny woman even when she wasn’t trying to be! I met the Long’s through my wife she worked with Renee and Christina. We would have game nights and play trivia and laugh until all hours of the night. One night Kathy got upset at Donald because his water got spilled by me and Kathy yelled at him, I told her to calm down and both Renee and Christina’s eyes were as big as saucers because I told her that! She was nice about it because she knew I had no idea of the power of mama Long!!! She will definitely be missed by me and my family and will never be forgotten!! This photo was from my birthday one year!!

Virginia Kelley

February 12, 2019

I first met Kathy at Reneé’s Sweet 16 Birthday party. Only woman to tell me I was too thin and should eat something! Fast forward to my mid twenties and reconnected with the Long family and Kathy was quick to offer a meal. We shared a love for Frank Sinatra and Trivia. She had her quirks, as we all do, but those aside her good qualities, those that made a mark on me the most, are the ones I see she passed down to her daughters. Never forgot your birthday, always remembered if she made you something that you loved, and quick to make sure you felt welcome. She loved her family and friends fiercely. I will miss Kathy and am very thankful for the time I knew her and feel blessed for everything she gave to my life. Biscotti will never be the same! Much Love.

Rhonda Schroeder

February 11, 2019

I want to share some memories of my friend Kathy Long. Kathy and I were both in our mid-20's when Kathy got a job as a secretary at the paper company where I worked in a relatively small town in Maryland. One memory I have of that time working at the paper company was that we would get bored at times, so Kathy brought in her small tv to work and during our lunch hour we would watch our favorite soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Another memory that comes to mind is that one day Kathy must have been talking about her hometown of Chicago and all of a sudden she burst out in song - singing "Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town..." (smile) Kathy would often talk about Chicago telling us the highlights of the city. I liked hearing her talk about her hometown and found it interesting since I had never been there. For example, she would say how you could find just about anything you wanted there . And I'm sure it was true, compared to the town of Columbia, Md., Chicago had so much more to offer as far as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, etc.

And then there is the story about how I got to meet Kathy's parents and their little dog "Zitzi". Kathy's parents had come from Chicago for a visit with Kathy and Don and they brought little "Zitzi" with them. I think the landlord at the complex had said something about how we weren't suppose to have any dogs at the apartment complex, and Kathy informed him not to worry because "Zitzi" didn't live there, "Zitzi" was only a "visiting dog." ha ha

I remember when Kathy and I were reminiscing about our teenage years she told me how she was a big Beatle's fan. Of course when I was a teenager I was too. We talked about how we use to buy so many records back in the day.

I'm going to miss my friend Kathy so much. I'm thankful for the wonderful memories that I have to comfort me. And, when I hear the song "Chicago, Chicago", I will always think of her.

Goodbye my dear friend. May you rest in peace.

Susan Pond

February 7, 2019

I will always remember when Mike and I moved to Douglasville, Ga. in August 1985. I was 7 months pregnant with my son, Keith and we had 2 girls, Michele, age9 and Christina age3. Don and Kathy were our neighbors and our girls grew up together. Kathy was the best neighbor that you could ever want because if I ever needed anything she was there for me and was always a wonderful friend. We moved back to Alabama in 1991. I know Don,Renee’ , Christina, and all her other family and friends will dearly miss her!

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Biography

Mrs. Kathleen Marie Long, age 69, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born April 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Long enjoyed collecting recipes and loved to cook. She enjoyed bingo, card games, and crafts. Mrs. Long was a member of the Italian-American Club and the Ladies Guild at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Madeline Sangosti; and a brother, Thomas E. Sangosti .

She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Donald Long; daughters, Reneé Long and Christina Long; brother, Robert (Susan) Sangosti; nieces, Gia Sangosti, Gabby Sangosti; as well as other family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A memorial mass will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to American Kidney Fund, 72 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.kidneyfund.org

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246