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September 24, 2013

Dorothy L. (Willis) Long, 80


Haverhill, MA — Dorothy Louise (Willis) Long, 80, passed away on September 20, after a brief illness. Born in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Charlotte (Spender) Willis and Charles Willis. Dot was one of 11 children. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert G. Long; and mother of Sandra Broderick and husband, Philip, Carolyn Elliott and husband, Charles, Steven Long, David Long, Judith Long, and Kenneth Long and wife, Erin. She was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Long. She was the grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of nine. She was predeceased by grandsons, Keith Parish and Kris Broderick. Dot was an accomplished seamstress, and lifelong lover of the outdoors and gardening. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time playing Scrabble, or just visiting.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral arrangements are private. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital, or the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. Arrangements are under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill.