OBITUARY

Denis J. Long

November 3, 1925November 14, 2012

Denis J. Long, the eldest child of Edward and Ninfa (Loracinio) Long was born on November 3, 1925,was raised in Corona, NY. At the age of 17, he heard the call of duty and sort his mother’s permission in order to follow his patriotic father and enlisted in the US Navy to fight in WWII. After returning home from active duty, Denis continue his quest to serve mankind by becoming a NYC Firefighter and remained so until his retirement some 37 years later. As a firefighter, he quickly moved through the ranks becoming a Battalion Chief at the 56th Battalion in the Bronx, NY for nearly 20 years. Denis retired in 1990 , but remained in contact with the FDNY by being a member of the Fire Chiefs Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. Denis met the love of his life Angela Lee Saccente and the two were married on June 7, 1953. Together they settled in College Point, NY where they raised a family and lived for some 40 years. Denis and Lee were together until her death in 2006, some 53 years later. They had two children, six grandchildren and recently Denis got the enjoyment and pleasure of having three great-granddaughters. Denis led a good and healthy life always taking care of everyone and putting others’ needs before his own. He loved his family which was evident by his constant devotion and generosity which went beyond anyone’s expectations. Denis suffered from chronic and severe back pain that recently infringed his ability to walk. He elected to have surgery looking to obtain more comfort and in an attempt not to compromise quality of life for his remaining years, only to instead have it taken away from him. Denis J Long died on November 14, 2012 as a result of complications from his recent surgery. Denis J. Long, widower of the late Angela Lee (Saccente) Long, devoted father to Theresa Long Kaczynski (Stephen) and Edward J. Long (Margherita). Loving Grandfather to Christine Kaczynski, Stephen Kaczynski (Dawn), Mary Long Wayock ( Matthew), Toni Long Nass (Michael), Denis E. Long (Sarah), Andrew Kaczynski. Great-Grandfather to Alexandria Kaczynski, Mackenzie Wayock and Madelyn Nass. Beloved brother to Gerald A. Long (Cathy Jockers) and the late Patricia Long Harris (Clarence).

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Denis J. Long

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Edward Long

November 19, 2012

Hey Christine,
Thanks for taking the time to send us a message. Given the distance between us, we certainly understand why you could not be with us in person. Pamela and Jim Nolan, Peter Adams, and Melanie and Andrea Long shared stories that helped Gerry, my sister, Terry and I at this difficult time. Also, thanks for sending the beautiful flower arrangement. It was so thoughtful of you.

Edward Long

November 19, 2012

Hi Christine,
While you couldn't attend the services, Pamela and Jim Nolan, Peter Adams, Melanie and Andrea Long came and shared stories that made it easier for Gerry, My sister and I. By the way the flower arrangement you sent was beautiful. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again.

November 19, 2012

Christine,
Thank you so much for making a entry in my father's guest book. I it would have been nice if you could have joined us. However, it was so nice of Pamela and Jimmy Nolan, Peter Adams along with Melanie and her daughter Andrea to attend to make things easier for Gerry, my sister and I. The flowers were beautiful and it was so nice to revisit the funeral home site and find a message Thanks for taking the time and I hope to see you again real soon.
Edward Long.

Christine Long

November 16, 2012

I'm sorry I can't be there in person, to share some stories and make things easier, just a bit. My prayers are with you. Christine, Charlie's daughter.