Voluntown – Anne M. Long, 101, formerly of Voluntown, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2022 at the Villa Maria Nursing Home in Plainfield, CT.
She was born November 21, 1920 in New Haven, CT to Jacob and Lempi (Tuomivirta) Kallio who emigrated to the United States from Finland. She was predeceased be her husband Lester H. Long whom she married on July 19, 1947. She was also predeceased by her son Richard H. Long of Manchester, CT, her sister Celia Lovequist of New Fairfield, CT, her sister Elma Anderson of Voluntown and her brother Raymond Kallio of Port Chester, NY.
She is survived by her son Lester S. Long and his wife Sharon of Griswold, CT, her granddaughter Jenifer P. Weir and husband Mike of Marlborough, CT, her nieces Linda Large, Karen Lovequist and Jeanette Briggs, and her nephews John and Ray Kallio along with many extended family members.
Anne worked at the Voluntown Post Office as a clerk from 1964 to 1986. She was a member of the Finnish Aura Seura Club in Voluntown and was a member of the Voluntown Ambulance Committee and the Voluntown Baptist Church. She was a kind and caring mother, wife and friend who will by missed by all. As the Finns say, she had “Sisu”.
In lieu of flowers donations in Anne’s honor can be made to The Voluntown Fire Department PO Box 10 Voluntown, CT 06384 or Aura Seura PO Box 243 Voluntown, CT 06384
There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with the private arrangements. For online condolences please go to www.gagnefuneralhome.
PO Box 243, Voluntown CT 06384
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