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41590 Fenwick Street
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Frances Long
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Frances Cecelia Ellis 
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Obituary for Frances Cecelia Ellis Long

Frances Cecelia Ellis   Long
Frances Cecelia Ellis Long, 89, of Loveville, MD passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Born April 27, 1934 at home in Abell, MD she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles Gilbert Ellis and Ida Mattingly Ellis. She attended Holy Angels Catholic School and Margaret Brent High School. She worked as a nursing assistant at St. Mary’s Hospital for 27 years. She married the love of her life, Joseph Irvin Long at Holy Angels Church on September 22, 1951. The two of them met at the 7th District carnival when he asked her to go for a ride on the Ferris wheel. They enjoyed 23 years of marriage until Joe died of cancer in 1974.

She is survived by her children David Long (Linda) of Williamsburg, VA, Karen Long Russell (Tom) of Leonardtown, Marina Long Albert (Jim) of Callaway, and Kevin Long (Patty) of Loveville, and her grandchildren Lindsey Elliott of Farmville, NC, Thomas Russell (Lucy) of Leonardtown, and David Davee of Leonardtown. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their children.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and husband, as well as two sisters, Agnes Neach and Betty Smith, and her niece Deborah Nicholson.

Frances was a lover of animals and always had a family pet. Scarlet, Thunder, and Jack will miss her dearly.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 10 at Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Morganza, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be David Long, Kevin Long, Jim Albert, Mock Mattingly, Brian Goode, and Mike Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Lindsey Elliott, Thomas Russell, Patty Long, and Patricia Goode.

In lieu of flowers, Frances asked that contributions be made to:
St. Mary's Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) P.O. Box 1232 Leonardtown, MD 20650
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