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Gary S. Long
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  • Reach Out and Read
    89 South Street
    Suite 201
    Boston, MA 02111

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“Janet, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I am still having a difficult time processing this. I'll never forget the first time that I met...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Cyndi Trefry - Lynnfield, MA

“Aunt Janet & the rest of my "Long" family--Uncle Gary will truly be missed; not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of him. I always appreciated...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jaime & Mark Walker - NJ - Family

“Dear Janet & Long Family, Seems like just yesterday that we moved into the neighborhood and were embraced by Gary and Janet the moment we arrived. ...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Laura & John Harrington - MA

“Janet: It has been many years since I have seen you. I am shocked at the passing of Gary. I cannot imagine the gravity of your loss. My prayers...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Steven Drew - Converse, TX

“Janet - as nearby neighbors for many decades, we are very sorry to hear of Gary's passing - your loving relationship was truly admired - our chats...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: David & Donna Snover - Lynnfield, MA

“Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wanted to call you, but just couldn't. This is a...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Joanne Sarafian - Wakefield, MA, MA

“As one of Gary's care-givers at MGH Danvers, when I met Gary and Janet on his first treatment day, I knew he would quickly become one of my favorite...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Pat - Salem, MA - friend

“Dear Janet, so sorry to hear about Gary's passing, he was a good man. I'll never forget you two holding hands, walking down the corridors at Norwell...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest and most sincere condolences at the passing of Gary. He was a gentleman and a gentle man, and his presence will be missed in the...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: John and Lauren Mitchell - MA

“Our sincere and deepest condolences at the passing of Gary. He was a gentleman and a gentle man, and his presence will be greatly missed in the...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: John and Lauren Mitchell - MA

“We live around the corner from Gary and Janet and I met them years ago as they were walking their dog past the house. We had a dog for many years...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Eric Nelson - Lynnfield, MA

“I am so honored to have had Gary in my life....."You will be missed dear friend. But know that your memories will live on and comfort all those who...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Saccone - Newbury, MA

“My heartfelt condolences to the Long family. I remember Gary from my youth as a kind loving person and a good guy. I am very sad to hear of his...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce St. Aubin - Norwell, MA

“Dearest Janet, So shocking to hear of Gary's passing. Many years have passed, but I have never forgotten our friendship and the love you and Gary...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Annie Love-Villiers - San Leandro, CA

“I'll meet you in the next world ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Paul

“Dear Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I never met him but feel as though I know what a wonderful man, husband and human being he was...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Panzini - coworker

“I worked with Gary for about 3 years. He was calm, cool and collected. One of the nicest people I have worked with and very capable. I am sad to hear...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Jim Norton - Hull, MA - Coworker

“Our deepest sympathies to Janet and Gary's family. He was a true friend and will be missed dearly. Sending thoughts and prayers ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Rob and Leona Newell - North Port, FL

“We just heard about Gary's passing and wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to Janet, Gary's family, and to all those who knew and loved him. You...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Andrea and Michael Bean - MA

“Janet- so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We had some great times during our high school years, including The Rolling Stones concert in 1972. It...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Bruno - Boston, MA

“My uncle was a smart, kind, loving and funny man. No better words can describe him other than he will always remain My Cool Uncle. His influence in...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Katherine Merullo - Annandale, VA

“So Sorry to hear about Gary's passing , Prayers sent to you Janet xoJd ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryle Clawson Keith Keith - MA


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Gary S. Long, age 62, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. Gary was born in Brockton to Charles William Long and Betty (Broquist) Long on January 23, 1955. He grew up in Norwell with a love for family and friends. He met Janet Lunn in primary school and after dating on skates on the local ponds, they married and set out on an amazing 43 year adventure together. They moved to Waltham where he received his undergrad and graduate degrees from Bentley University. Gary loved deeply, which resulted in many long-term friendships. He loved to read, travel, play golf and competitive cribbage, bike, kayak, walk the dog and meticulously care for his yard. Boston sports teams kept his heart pumping. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Janet (Lunn) Long, devoted siblings; James E. Long and his wife Phyllis of Simsbury CT, Nina (Long) DiGiacomo and her partner, Joe Mayo of East Boston; beloved nieces and nephews; Charlene, Jaime, Katherine, Erik, Matthew, Courtney; GREAT nieces and nephews; Allison, William, Andrew, Ryan, Olivia, Fortunato, Tristano and Mason; and his gracious and loving aunts and uncles; and many friends who are dear to his heart. Gary is predeceased by his parents and brother, Charles W. Long Jr. The family sincerely thanks Gary's kind and skilled care team from MGH and Care Dimensions. Gary will be laid to rest in a private burial service with a celebration of his life in the near future. Condolences may be offered to the family through McDonald Funeral Home in Wakefield, MA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gary's memory to Reach Out and Read, 89 South Street, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02111 Attn: Development Department.