Richard E. Long, 76, of Warwick entered his heavenly rest, peacefully at home, on March 19, 2022 after a prolonged illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn J. (Burr) and his father, Milton N. Long. Richard leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Anna (Mello) Long, a daughter, Allison Baker and her husband Christopher of Hope, as well as 2 granddaughters, Lia Mae, and Ivy Winter. Besides his wife, daughter, and grandchildren, he is survived by a sister Barbara DeMello (John) of Beacon Falls, CT, and 3 brothers Kenneth of Pawtucket, RI, Doug (Andrea) of Westford, MA, and Russell (Christine) of Scituate, RI., along with several nieces and nephews. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Roger Williams College and a Master’s Degree in Arts from the University of Connecticut, Richard taught for many years, eventually entering sales. Richard was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He had a variety of interests, one of the major ones being an avid college basketball fan, especially for the UCONN Huskies. Nothing meant more to Richard than his family. No matter where he ventured off to, with school or travel, he always made his way back home to family. When he married the love of his life and they had their daughter, he doted on them, making sure they were never in want of anything. They were his most precious jewels. When his grandchildren were born, he was the proudest Grampy. They stole his heart. Richard was an avid photographer. It gave him great joy to capture the special moments he was part of and share them with family and friends. He always had his camera ready. His family has wonderful memories that are reflected in the thousands of photos Richard took. Those memories include family holidays, many of which were hosted at their house, birthday parties, and weekends spent at Bonnet Shores Beach, his favorite beach. Of all things most, Richard’s mischievous smile and laugh will be greatly missed. His light will always be around us as a reminder that he loved his family so much. He was a friend to all. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 10:00 am in the Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 pm. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park Cemetery, Warwick. Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
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