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R. Marie Long

R. Marie Long, 80, life-long resident of Emmitsburg, died peacefully on Thursday, September 1, surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 29, 1936 at 139 N. Seton Ave. in Emmitsburg, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Regina Humerick Keepers. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph C. Long in 1978.

Mrs. Long was a life-long member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Emmitsburg and a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Class of 1954, Emmitsburg. She was employed for 35 years as a secretary in the Alumnae Office of St. Joseph’s College, where she was also the editor of the Alumnae Quarterly for 15 years. She worked part time as a cook at St. Vincent’s Rectory, Emmitsburg.

She is survived by five children, Cindy Ott and husband Lee of Emmitsburg, Vicki Long of Thurmont, Pam Miller and husband Tom of Fairfield, Ralph J. (Mick) Long and wife Kathy of Taneytown, Mary Royce and husband Mike of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Stackhouse, Vic Caudill and wife Rachel, Elizabeth and Jacob Miller, Emily and Lucas Royce; great-grandchildren, Rylan Stackhouse, Nathan Caudill, Fallon Stackhouse, and Hailey Caudill; sister, Barbara Nickoles of Lecanto, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, inurnment was in the Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., PO Box 376, Emmitsburg 21727.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Myer-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

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