December 4, 1927 – July 14, 2021
Anna Longo, age 93, of Middle Island, New York passed away on July 14, 2021. Anna was born December 4, 1927 in Manhattan, New York to the late Paolo and Anna Cataldo.
Beloved wife of the late Paolo Longo. Loving mother of Antoinette Longo, Ed Longo (Jennifer), Ann Mannino (Gary), Frank Longo (Patty), Maria Grazia Ciambra (Joseph) and Sal Longo (Denise). Devoted grandmother of Paul Longo (Beth), Frank Longo (Russell Trostel), Debbie Longo, Christina Persaud (Derreck), Gary Mannino (Antoinette), Tara Mannino, Nicholas Mannino, Alessandra Mannino (Chris Bazzicalupo), Amanda Rupolo (Michael), Maria Koehler (Matt), Lisa Atkinson (Brian), Kara Garrow (Tyler), Samantha Longo and Brandon Longo. Proud great grandmother of Maria, Anna, Olivia, Joseph, Charlotte and Josephine.
A visitation for Anna will be held Monday, July 19, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:45 AM at St. Gerard Majella Roman Catholic Church, 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Interment to follow at St. Raymond Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.obdavisportjefferson.com for the Longo family.
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July 25, 2021
To simply explain it my grandma was a perfect person. There really isn't any other way to put it. I could go on about her amazing talents, qualities, and how she had a heart completely filled with love that there was simply no room for hate. But no one person could possibly write something long enough.
Instead I would like to share a memory with my grandma, both very recent and perhaps the most cherished. This past may I was visiting New York for my brother's wedding. Mom had told me that grandma wasn't doing so well, so I knew it was important to visit her. I was prepared to see her in a state that wasn't familiar to me, but I was also excited because I had something to show her. During the pandemic I learned to crochet. I had crocheted this big fairy doll and I really wanted to show it to her. As she laid on the couch and I pulled the doll out of the bag, her face lit up with the worlds biggest smile. She kept saying she loved it and it was so cute. And we had this whole conversation about crocheting. I've always had a hard time understanding her as a kid, and although I cherish every action of love shes performed, I never really had a full one on one conversation with her, until then. My grandma had said "you're just like me, you like to do the things I like to do". Hearing those words along with her enthusiasm over the doll I made filled my entire body with warmth. To create something that impressed a master as herself, as well as making her happy that I enjoyed the same activities as her is something I will never take for granted. As I left her house I said goodbye, and I told her I loved her very much. I've played the memory of that visit thousands of times over in my head. It's one that I'll think about every time I crochet, and every time I think about her.
July 21, 2021
Oh my dear mama, I love you more than words can ever express. You have always been my rock, my sounding board and my role model. Thank you for listening to me every day. You listened to my worries,my joys and so many times of me trying to be funny. (You always laughed). Mother, best friend amazing grandma,mother-in-law,and best Great nonna ever. You are and will always be the most beautiful woman ever. God made you extra special and how blessed am I to be your daughter. I will always do my best to emulate all of you gracious ways. Love you for ever. Hug and kiss papa for me. Until we meet again pray for us. 😘❤️
July 18, 2021
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Life will never be the same with out you grandma, but I am happy you can now rest peacefully with papa, your parents, brothers and sisters in Sicilian heaven. Thank you for loving me the way you did, instilling your virtues in my life and inspiring me with our culture and religion. As broken as I’m feeling right now I also feel like the luckiest girl ever to have had YOU as my nonna. Until we meet again bella ♥️
July 18, 2021
Where to even start? So many unforgettable memories It’s personally hard for me to get all of my thoughts together as this was the day I feared my whole entire life but I will try my best. Grandma was more then a “grandma” to me, she was a mother to me. Living with her, papa and aunt “Tent” was the ultimate best time of my life. I will forever cherish the great times I was able to spend with them. Some of my favorite times with grandma include cooking, knitting, playing cards and even cleaning! Once she moved out east Brandon and I continued to spend weeks and long weekends with her. She always made sure to do what ever was necessary to keep us happy as we always were with her! Grandma is a saint. I would wake up in the middle of the night and tell her I was hungry and she would make me pancakes or anything else I wanted. Then she’d make us a gourmet breakfast, followed by lunch, dinner and dessert! I have idolized her since the day I was born and she is a true role model to all. The sweetest, kindest, most delicate yet STRONGEST woman I have ever known. I will miss her laughs, hugs, kisses, birthday and holiday cards, handmade gifts, smile, heart and love. Without a doubt she tried her best to make all of the family happy. She had the biggest heart and that absolutely rubbed off onto me. People pleasing and perfection was her beautiful specialty! Everyone in my life knew about grandma because I always bragged about how perfect she is. It was a blessing to have her presence in my life growing up to help raise and take care of me and my brother but it was an even bigger blessing to be able to help and take care of her in her later years. Although the biggest part of my heart (which was her) will forever be missing I will try my absolute best everyday to stand in her glory and keep her legacy and traditions alive. Life will never be the same with out you grandma, but I am happy you can now rest peacefully with papa, your parents, brothers and sisters.
Christina Longo Persaud
July 18, 2021
Grandma was my angel on earth. Every phone call, every visit she was always more concerned about what was going on with me than how she was feeling. Even the last video chat I had with her she was focused on me instead of letting me focus on her. She was so selfless and so caring. She had a big family but grandma's heart was big enough to give love to everyone. She was everything I have always hoped to be and I truly hope I live a life that makes her proud. Visits with grandma since we were little were always full of amazing food, good tv, and tons of stories. I'm so grateful for all of the time I had with her. I'm going to miss so much and there's just something about knowing that she won't be standing at the door, waving goodbye as we drive away that just hurts so much. She waves, we beep - it's been the same since as long as I can remember. We are all so lucky to have this very special woman in our lives. We each have a piece of her with us for the rest of our lives whether it's a story, a memory, a recipe or a beautiful handmade keepsake. I'm forever grateful for Grandma and everything I have gained by having her in my life. I love you, bella. Give Grandpa a hug & kiss from me.
Ann (Longo) Mannino
July 17, 2021
Our mom was the nicest, kindest person I have ever known. She never used bad language or lost her temper. She always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She truly was a selfless person.
She never gossiped or had anything negative to say about anyone. She always gave people the benefit of the doubt. She was a special person: truly a blessing and a gift to us from God.
I'm 63 years old, but someday, when I grow up, I want to be just like my mom. We will miss her. We will always love her.
Love you Mom <3
July 17, 2021
Grandma was the greatest role model for every girl and woman that knew her. She was strong, independent, kind, smart, and incredibly talented in so many ways. She held all of these attributes even in old age, which was a rare gift. She raised, fed, and loved a big family in some tough conditions and never let the circumstances change the way she operated. Although I live far away, seeing her a few times a year was something I looked forward to from my earliest memories through my adult years. In my younger visits, I remember dance parties in the Bellerose basement and, when she would visit Vermont, the times we made her walk through the woods. As an adult, I remember her laugh when we all would karaoke, and her smile at the weddings. I remember the joy of trying on new pajamas, the awe of seeing the beautiful crafts for us and the babies, and the feeling of utter happiness when tasting a bite of her food. I am so thankful for all of the memories I have with her and I hope that I can follow in her footsteps. I am comforted in knowing that she and Papa have been reunited at last, along with all of her family members. I love you so much, Grandma! Thank you for everything you did for each generation of our family.
July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021
Anybody who was blessed to know my beautiful mother-in-law knows what an incredible woman she was. I guess I took for granted the fact that she was truly out of the ordinary when it comes to mother-in-laws. She loved all of her children (whether by birth or by marriage) equally and with all of her heart. Mom never gossiped, judged or interfered - she just loved us all unconditionally.
Although a traditional woman, Mom was incredibly open-minded and surprisingly contemporary in many ways. Everybody loved "Aunt Anna" and enjoyed the many parties (especially New Year's Eve) with her! Mom had more energy and stamina than someone 1/2 her age! She was "Grandma", "Nonna" and even "Abuela" to all the children in her life. She wrapped them in her genuine and loving embraces as well her hand-made warm and cozy pajamas! What a creative woman - still watching cooking shows and trying out new recipes in her 90's! She never missed a detail and took great pride in her creations!
Mom, after 40 years of you being in my life - I finally get it. God granted me the incredible gift of you as my mother-in-law. Actually, my mother too. I proudly shared you with your children - my brothers and sisters who I love very much. You set the bar really high, but we will all do our very best to live the rest of our lives following the example you have set.
I know you are now enjoying the greatest party with Papa and your family! We have a new saint in heaven and we will be reaching out for your help and guidance always.
I love you, Mom! Thank you!