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Gail Long

Published: May 7, 2018

The Newtown Bee

Gail A. Long, 78, of Pennsylvania, died peacefully April 28, at home under hospice care, after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. She grew up in Los Angeles but spent most of her life in Sandy Hook, where she raised two children, Madison and Jennifer.

She was a psychiatric nurse for many years at Danbury Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, and Shands Hospital in Florida. Mrs Long had a passion for caring for others and adopted into her heart numerous neighbors, children, and patients over the years. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother, known as “Emma,” to seven beautiful children, Christopher, Nicholas, Olivia, Zachary, Connor, Caitlin, and Emily.

In addition to her grandchildren, her husband, Daniel Long; children, Madison Long and Jennifer Hughes; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Long; son-in-law, David Hughes; and her brother, Bruce Ackley, survive her.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will take place at 10 am, Saturday, June 9, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 41) Avondale, Penn. Interment will be private.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Avondale Presbyterian Church, PO Box 446, Avondale PA 19311.

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