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Martin E. Long

Obituary for Martin E. Long

December 18, 1933 - June 29, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 83

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather


Martin E. Long, 83, of Wakefield formerly of Malden died, Thursday, June 29th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Martin was born in Malden on December 18, 1933 and was the son of the late Martin J. and Mary (Kelly) Long.

Martin was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School Class of 1952. He served as a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He was a 'Friend of Bill W." and was a longtime member of the Irish American Club of Malden. He was retired from the US Postal Service after 30 years.

Martin was the beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Gover) Long. He was the loving father of Kathleen Corcoran and her husband Michael of MD., Carole Pinette and her husband Jay of Wakefield, James Long and his wife Mary of Andover, John Long and his wife Gina of Gloucester, Martin Long and his wife Marie of Sudbury, and Mary Breda of Wakefield. He was the brother of Sarah "Sally" Toomey and the late John and James Long. He is also survived by his fifteen grandchildren: Matthew, Brendan, Derek, Katelynn, Caroline, Kathleen, Martin, James, Elizabeth, Jacqueline, Ellen, Michael, Brian, Bridget and Brady. He is also survived by his 6 great-grandchildren: Maxwell, Madelynn, Brayden, Liam, Evey, and Sebastian.

His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8pm. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor 186 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02143.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Little Sisters of the Poor
    186 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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