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R. Marie (Keepers) Long

July 29, 1936 ~ September 1, 2016 (age 80)

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          R. Marie Long, 80, life-long resident of Emmitsburg, Maryland, died peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, PA, 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, PA, 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 will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, September 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Emmitsburg with Rev. Charles F. Krieg, C.M. as celebrant.  Private inurnment will follow in the Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery.  Per Marie’s request there will be no viewing at the funeral home, but the family will receive friends at a reception following the Mass.

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

          Arrangements entrusted to the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Emmitsburg, MD.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
P.O.Box 376, 47 DePaul Street, Emmitsburg MD 21727
Tel: 1-301-447-2326

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
September 5, 2016

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 DePaul St.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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