OBITUARY

Victoria L. Longo

September 20, 1950February 3, 2019
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Victoria “Vickie” Longo, 68, of Fairhaven, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at home following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Augustine A. and Sylvanna (Ferreira) Longo, she lived her school years in Fairhaven and lived and worked in many places: New York City, South Boston, New Hartford and Utica, New York for many years before moving back to Fairhaven 5 years ago.

She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1968, and upon graduation entered the convent as a Carmelite nun. During her time in the convent, she studied at Carney Hospital School of Nursing in Dorchester, specializing in geriatric care. She later received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY, Utica in Health Management. In the private sector, she had a successful career as a Registered Nurse working in varied areas from cardiac to hospice care and retired as a nurse representative and negotiator for NYSNA.

Vickie had a true zest for life and sought out beauty and fun everywhere, from her world travels, to gardening and volunteering to throwing a quarter into the slot machines. She loved socializing with family and friends and always had an open door for visitors. She had a strong faith, was a person of integrity and strength and unassumingly helped those that needed it. Damien’s Food Pantry was near and dear to her heart. Vickie lived every day to its fullest.

She is survived by her longtime best friend, Sally A. Nelson; her brother, Edward E. Longo and his longtime companion Mary Hogan; and her sister, Carol A. Tyson all of Fairhaven; her nieces, Dina Trondson of Redmond, WA, Lee Ann Ruf and her husband Gregory of Marion and Tracey Brennan and her husband Richard of Annapolis, MD; five great nephews and one great niece; and her second family Alice and Randy Bogar, their four children and grandchildren from upstate NY. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Longo.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4pm. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or danafarbergiving.org or Damien’s Food Pantry, PO Box 111, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private
REMEMBERING

Victoria L. Longo

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Barbara Gaughan

February 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Vickie. You touched so many lives and brought humor, happiness and support to others. Your laughter lives on within us. You will never be forgotten.

Jackie Cataldo

February 9, 2019

Vickie and I worked together at NYSNA and shared Chairperson duties for our staff union. Her love of nursing, patient care and the labor movement was unrivaled. She dedicated her life to improving the lives of people in so many different ways. She was always ready to fight the good fight and did not give up if she felt a member was not being treated fairly. Her tenacity could frustrate and confound management like no one else could.

Her smile, the sound of her laughter and her presence could bring joy to anyone. She loved and lived life to the fullest and she exuded that joy to everyone she came in contact with.

My condolences to Sally and Vickie's family. We were privileged to have her in our lives and I will never forget the fun we had together over the years. I will miss you my friend and you will be in my heart forever. I know if there are negotiations in heaven you are leading the rally of angels as only you can.

Love you always,

Jackie

Deborah Lisberg

February 9, 2019

So sorry to hear of Vickie's passing. She helped to train me as an on-call nurse for Hospice. What a wonderful caring, compassionate nurse. She was a fearless, dynamic woman who made a valuable impact on my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sr. Michelle Anne Reho

February 9, 2019

I entered with Vicky back in 1968 and we went through the Novitiate together. We were professed in 1971 and I didn't see her again until I was stationed at Marian Manor, where she was already stationed. She was a very fun-loving person and always had a twinkle in her eye. After she left the convent, I really didn't see her much until she came to a wake for one of our Sisters in Framingham, Massachusetts about a year ago. She asked for prayers for her health and that was the last time I saw her. May she rest in peace! Sr. Michelle Anne Reho

Pam & Marcia Zogby

February 7, 2019

There are so many memories. Vicki, Rest In Peace and know you will long be remembered by all whose lives you touched. From your gentle touch, your infectious laugh and smile to the impish look in your eyes just before you did something . You are at home and at rest. Till we meet again.

Vivian Elsenbeck

February 7, 2019

I knew who Vicky was, I would see her in the hallways of St Elizabeths hospital. Oh how sad, (writting this through tears) she was a strong female inspiration, I pray it was an expected ending, that was over quickly. May she encourage her fellow angels to keep us uplifted and strong, while we continue caring for patients here on earth. And may we remember her smile, laugh, and genuine concern.

SR. ALICE WEBSTER

February 7, 2019

I have a lot of memories of Vicky and remember good times in Framingham Massachusetts in the 70's. I hope you didn't suffer much and are resting in Peace.

Marlene Bartlett - Davis

February 7, 2019

Vicki and I go back to being Carmelettes at Our Lady's Haven while we were in high school. We also worked there as nurses aids. We had so much fun! Always laughing as well as getting into mischief. I believe the residents enjoyed our time there as much as we did.
We just reconnected in June. My deepest sympathy to the family I'm sure she will be missed terribly. I am so thankful to have had her as a friend.

Vickie Fisher

February 6, 2019

I worked with Vickie at Hospice in New Hartford. Such a beautiful person! Sally I’m so sorry for your loss💗

Bridget Monahan

February 6, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Vickie's passing. She was always the life of the party and she always made you laugh. I have a lot of wonderful memories of Vickie and she will forever be in my heart. Her smile, her big heart and laughter will definitely be missed by all who knew her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. May she be at peace and flying high with the angels.

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Biography

Victoria “Vickie” Longo, 68, of Fairhaven, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at home following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Augustine A. and Sylvanna (Ferreira) Longo, she lived her school years in Fairhaven and lived and worked in many places: New York City, South Boston, New Hartford and Utica, New York for many years before moving back to Fairhaven 5 years ago.

She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1968, and upon graduation entered the convent as a Carmelite nun. During her time in the convent, she studied at Carney Hospital School of Nursing in Dorchester, specializing in geriatric care. She later received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY, Utica in Health Management. In the private sector, she had a successful career as a Registered Nurse working in varied areas from cardiac to hospice care and retired as a nurse representative and negotiator for NYSNA.

Vickie had a true zest for life and sought out beauty and fun everywhere, from her world travels, to gardening and volunteering to throwing a quarter into the slot machines. She loved socializing with family and friends and always had an open door for visitors. She had a strong faith, was a person of integrity and strength and unassumingly helped those that needed it. Damien’s Food Pantry was near and dear to her heart. Vickie lived every day to its fullest.

She is survived by her longtime best friend, Sally A. Nelson; her brother, Edward E. Longo and his longtime companion Mary Hogan; and her sister, Carol A. Tyson all of Fairhaven; her nieces, Dina Trondson of Redmond, WA, Lee Ann Ruf and her husband Gregory of Marion and Tracey Brennan and her husband Richard of Annapolis, MD; five great nephews and one great niece; and her second family Alice and Randy Bogar, their four children and grandchildren from upstate NY. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Longo.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4pm. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or danafarbergiving.org or Damien’s Food Pantry, PO Box 111, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com