Obituary for Maria E. Longo (Tecchio)
Maria E. Longo, 93 formerly of Pittsfield and Dalton passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Olathe-Health Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. She was born in Montecchio, Province of Vicenza, Italy on June 3, 1924 a daughter of the late Giacomo and Anna (Priante) Tecchio. Maria attended schools in Italy and came to the United States and to Pittsfield in 1947 and then in 1971 moved to Dalton. She was employed by the Crane family in Dalton as a cook for 10 years and then for 20 years was the proprietor of Tamarak rooming house located at 215 Dalton Division Road in Dalton and she retired in 1992. In 2014 she moved to Kansas. Maria was a communicant of the former All Soul’s Church and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a former member of the senior center, Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge #564 and Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Maria was the widow of Joseph Longo who died on June 15, 1987 and they were married on December 7, 1946. Survivors include one son, Gino G. Longo of Pittsfield, two daughters, Linda E. Egana of Mamaroneck, NY, Mary Matera-Longo and her husband Joseph Matera of Overland Park, KS with whom Maria lived with, four grandchildren, Christin, Mark, Eric, and Sylvia, three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Matthew and Noah. Maria was predeceased by two sisters, Rosa Borghero, Giuseppina Mezzari and one brother, Adelino Tecchio.
Funeral Notice: Services will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield with the Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lee, MA. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday, August 22, from 6-8 P.M. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.