Obituary of Kathryn Longe
Herkimer - Mrs. Kathryn R. Longe, 91, of Herkimer, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 in her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Frankfort on September 14, 1927, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Theresa Daley Blanco. She attended Frankfort Schools, graduating from Frankfort High School with the class of 1944. She went on to attend Cazenovia College and Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University). After college, she worked as a fashion consultant and buyer at The Boston Store and Munger's department stores. She married attorney Francis T. Longe in 1954 and served as his office manager until their retirement in 1999.
Kay was an avid golfer. She and her husband were founding members of the Mohawk Valley Country Club and later members of the Yahnundasis Golf Club. Kay was an active member in the Utica District Women's Golf League and many other social clubs and activities throughout her life.
Most of all, Kay was a devoted wife, a caring mother and grandmother, a trusted friend and truly an elegant woman. Kay married her beloved husband Fran on February 20, 1954 in Albany, NY. Fran and Kay were blessed with a nearly 60-year romance. They were the embodiment of a loving couple; deferential partners, devoted companions and dearest friends. Kay always cherished time spent with her family and friends as they did with her.
Kay is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lisa and Daniel Clarey of Herkimer; one son and daughter in law, Dr. James Longe and Wendy Zeigler of Salt Lake City, Utah; her three beloved grandchildren, Jesse Licari, Nicholas Longe and Alex Longe; her sister and brother in law, Roseanne and Salvatore Paratore; her sister in law, Victoria Blanco and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her husband Francis, her brother Frank Blanco and her brother in law and sister in law, Fred and Bea Longe.
Kay's family would like to thank her companion and caregiver, Ms. Beverly Daniels for over two years of loving, devoted service.
In keeping with Kay's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church in Herkimer at 9:00 AM. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. Herkimer, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kay's memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. (www.hospicecareinc.org), St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (www.stjudes.org) or to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Kay’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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