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Barbara Long

Obituary of Barbara K. Long

Barbara K. Long, 87, of Raleigh, N.C. passed away on December 15, 2021. Barbara was born on June 19, 1934, in Rochester, New York to the late Asa Eugene and the late Mildred Agnes (Adams) Leonard.

She held several positions in different departments for State of New York retiring in 1991 from the Department of Labor. Barbara was a local resident of Ferris Lane Poughkeepsie, New York since 1965, previously of Rochester, New York.

Barbara married her high school sweetheart Howard Long on October 22, 1955, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Rochester New York.


Barbara was a member of St Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie, a past President of the BPOE 275 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the National Park Vanderbilt Mansion Garden Club and volunteer in the gift shop. Barbara loved to do arts and crafts, work in her garden and spend time with her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include son Michael and Diane Long of Auburn, New York, daughter Michelle and Charles Brotman of Raleigh, North Carolina, son Mitchell Long and Laverne Evans of Walnut Creek, California, grandchildren Kristan Sheppard, Jessica Rowland, Brendan Long, Anthony Long, Stephanie Campoli and Gregory Long and great grandchildren Daniel, Abigail, Masyn, Lucas and Cora and her nieces Laura Leonard and Michael Beltrami of Acworth, Georgia and Jacquelyn Marie Leonard of Port Charlotte, Florida.


Barbara was predeceased by her husband Howard M. Long, son Mark S. Long and her brother John F. Leonard of Acworth, Georgia.

Interment will be private and take place in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York.  A family Celebration of Life is anticipated later in summer of 2022.


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