Lewis H. Long Jr.

July 28, 2020

Lewis H. Long Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Vietnam

Lewis H. Long Jr. – of Woburn, July 28th at the age of seventy-three. Beloved husband of Carol (O’Brien) Long. Devoted father of Anne-Michelle Doucette, her husband Mark of UT, Joseph Long, his wife Mary of Wilmington, Michael Long, his wife Heather and Matthew Long, his wife Katie, all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Aaron, Ryan, Emily, Hazel and Oliver and great-grandfather of Lily and Finley. Loving brother of Jimmy Long, his wife Ingrid of Melrose and the late Elizabeth McCarthy.Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lewis’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, August 4th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Close family and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  Masks are required to enter the Funeral Home and Church, along with strict adherence to social distancing.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lewis’s memory to The Disabled American Veterans, State House, Rooms 546, Boston, Ma 02133.

Lewis H. Long Jr. – of Woburn, died peacefully, July 28th at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, at the age of seventy-three. He was the beloved husband of Carol (O’Brien) Long, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage on July 19th

Born in Woburn, Lewis was a son of the late Lewis and Ruth (Creighton) Long. He was raised in Stoneham and a graduate of Stoneham High School. After graduation, Lewis served his country proudly as part of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, before being honorably discharged. He later received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lowell.

For 32 years, Lewis worked as a project engineer for Analog Devices and had 5 patents to his name during this time.

Lewis was dedicated and devoted to his family. Spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews was the most important thing in his life. Many fun summers were spent on York Beach, Maine. He wanted nothing more than to see his family happy. He was generous with his time and his love, and enjoyed showering his family with gifts at Christmas and birthdays. 

Lewis was a man of deep faith and was a proud communicant of St. Anthony’s Church where he served as a member of the choir for many years. A gifted singer and lover of music, this brought great joy to his life and he made many friendships during that time. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Along with his wife Carol, Lewis is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Anne-Michelle Doucette, her husband Mark of Utah, Joseph Long, his wife Mary of Wilmington, Michael Long, his wife Heather, and Matthew Long, his wife Katie, all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Aaron, Ryan, Emily, Hazel and Oliver and great-grandfather of Lily and Finley. Loving brother of Jimmy Long, his wife Ingrid of Melrose and the late Elizabeth (Betty-lou) McCarthy.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lewis’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, August 4th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Close family and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  Masks are required to enter the Funeral Home and Church, along with strict adherence to social distancing.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lewis’s memory to The Disabled American Veterans, State House, Rooms 546, Boston, Ma 02133.

 

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lewis’s Funeral Mass, Tuesday, August 4th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Close family and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  Masks are required to enter the Funeral Home and Church, along with strict adherence to social distancing.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lewis’s memory to The Disabled American Veterans, State House, Rooms 546, Boston, Ma 02133.

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  1. Christopher J Cassidy

    Carol, Michael and Heather, and the rest of the family – Lew was such a great, great guy and a wonderful neighbor. I had enormous respect for him for the way he always carried himself with kindness, positivity, and good cheer. If all you knew was that he was a veteran and you saw this big guy, he could be intimidating, but he literally couldn’t have been nicer. I always enjoyed talking to him, and he was so proud of Carol and the kids and was clearly very content with the many blessings of his life. He showed amazing kindness (and sometimes patience) with our kids, and they loved him so much. Adam especially had a good little cry when we told them. This is a very sad time, but also joyous, as he is no longer in pain. He left quite a legacy and was just a salt of the earth guy. BTW, that goes for all of you, we miss you guys.

  2. Paula and Don Labbe

    As choir members, we were inspired by Lew’s big smile and harmonious voice. Now he’s singing in God’s heavenly choir.

  3. Dear Long Family,
    I worked with Lew for many years at Analog Devices, he was a hard worker and he was kind and helpful to everyone there. My deepest sympathy to you all, my prayers are with you.
    Geoff

  4. There are not enough words to properly encapsulate the wonderful man that is and always will be Mr. Lewis Long.

    My first experience meeting him was all the way back in the spring of 1999 after I first moved back to the Boston area where I met his son, Mike, as we worked at the same bike shop together.

    Mr. Long would frequently visit the shop and always be in the most incredibly upbeat mood as if the man didn’t have a care in the world other than being the happiest guy in the room. Mission accomplished on the regular! Fast forward over the 2 decades of friendship not only with Mike but the entire family it’s no surprise the legacy of Mr. Long is one that will certainly leave an indelible impression on me for the rest of my life just as I’m sure the same applies for everyone he’s come in contact with.

    Throughout the ups and downs of the rat race of life and time passing by, catching up with Mr. Long whether at a milestone family occasion, or just stopping by to rendezvous with Mike to go mountain biking it was like never skipping a beat with him: His genuine caring nature, his inquisitiveness, and his passion for life were utterly infectious, and not to sound like a broken record saying the same as many others here have said, but he made you feel welcome like family no matter what the occasion.

    The world is a better place because of Mr. Long’s time with us. The world is a sadder place without him, but certainly hope filled with the knowledge he will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us each and every day.

    “Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” ~Yoda

    With love,

    Erik

  5. Dear Carol and family, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I didn’t know Lewis, but from what I’ve been reading, he was one of the best!!

  6. Andrew Broughton

    My condolences go out to Lewis’s family during this heartbreaking time. I was very shocked to learn about Lewis’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  7. Nancy Maidrand

    Dear Carol and family our deepest sympathy to you and your family Dave and Nancy Maidrand ( Bettylou was my dearest and best friend since 5 th grade so I’ve known Butch for long time cherish your memories!

  8. Anne-Michelle, our thoughts are with you and Mark during this difficult time. May you find comfort in memories that will last forever. And, wishing you a safe journey on your return to sunny Utah.

    Mick and Lisa.

  9. The Sweetser family will miss “Butch” Long. He was a dear friend and was called a member of our family as soon as he walk into our house. My love and prayers to Carol and family.

  10. Lewis sang in our church choir. He will definitely be missed. My condolences to his family.

  11. Sharon Morgan Cortina

    Carol and family, I was so saddened to hear of Lew’s passing! He was a great guy! May he Rest In Peace!

  12. Kathleen M. Kiklis

    Dear Carol, I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family, Kathy Hogan Kiklis

  13. Bonnie MacKay Schoonmaker

    The best, kindest cousin ever. Fond memories of singing in the Mishawum Valley chorus with Butchie and catching up on the children. I was born in 1953 and wrote letters to you while you served in Vietnam. How brave and selfless of you, of course! Always called me Bonnie Jean. Love to all.

  14. Keith Stachowski

    Sorry to hear about butch he will be missed he had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile we are all going to main tommow for the week I will say prayer on the ocean I will call when I get back love from the losers and the Stachowski ski

  15. Dear Long Family,
    I worked closely with Lew for many years at Analog Devices. He was very dedicated to his work and his family. He was a treasured member of our team. I had fun working with Lew and have many fond memories. I was very saddened by this news, May he Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences to all his family.

  16. NICOLE HABLUTZEL

    My sympathies to Lew’s family, I worked with Lew for several years at ADI, he was a very kind person.

  17. Daniel Morgan

    Lew was a great guy, and he raised a great family, my sister sharon worked with him at Mech-el industries she loved him. Rest in peace lew.

  18. Paula & Rick Hawley

    Lew was such a great and wonderful person. He surely will be missed by all. Love, Rick & Paula

  19. RITA AND BUDDY CONLON

    Carol and family – my deepest sympathy to all of you. Lew not only had a great sense of humor but was a fantastic singer! He has been through some rough times these past few years but he is now at peace!

  20. Our prayers are with each one of you at this time. What a nice tribute to a wonderful man. Families are Forever, God Bless ❤️❤️

  21. Mr. Long, I didn’t personally know you but I have the pleasure of knowing Mike, Matt, Katie, Heather, and their dogs and cats. You raised two of the funniest and best guys I’ve ever met in my whole life and their wives compliment them perfectly; Which says so much about you. Keep everyone safe for us and thanks for your service!

  22. Butch,

    Firstly, my deepest sympathies and condolences to Carol, Anne-Michelle & Mark, Joe & Mary, Michael & Heather, Matthew & Katie, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am so very very sorry for you loss. Butch was a great, kind, honorable, and gentle man.

    MFB (My Favorite Brother-in-law) You have fought the toughest battle and have suffered so much more than you deserved. I’m am so glad that you are no longer in any pain. You have been the best Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Godfather, and friend. We were also so honored to have you as our BEST man. You were always ready with a quick smile and you were willing to help others in anyway possible. You ALWAYS put others ahead of yourself. You gave wise advise as well when asked. I will always remember you as a kind, gentle, and sweet man….and of course as MFB ~ don’t you remember how we always joked about that because you said I had no choice to call you MFB because I had no other brother-in-laws ~ LOL. You will be sorely missed by all of us who loved you and those who you have touched. Fly high and soar with the angels, MFB, and finally R.I.P. I <3 you HUGE YFS, Ingrid <3

  23. Debbie Bondi O'Neill

    My dearest Carol First you were great neighbors Lew was always there for mom after dad died Lew was one kind generous man he isn’t suffering any more May he rest in peace so very sorry miss being on Lincoln rd

  24. Laurie Melanson

    To Carol and family and Jimmy and family, I was so heartbroken to hear of Lews passing, love and prayers to you all. Laurie MacKay-Melanson

  25. Tom & Maureen McCabe

    The world lost a great man. Lew was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Lew is be greatly miss by all of his family and friends. His suffering has ended and he is in heaven now smiling down on his family. Lew may you rest in peace.

  26. Janelle Andriolo

    I am heartbroken to hear about the loss of my second dad growing up. My heart aches for this beautiful family. Please know I am praying for all of you and you are in the thoughts of myself and my entire family at this sad time. I look forward to seeing him on the other side and singing the Mr
    Mistopholies song with him once again. I loved you back like a dad…thanks for everything. Please watch over Mike as I know you will.

    ~Janelle

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