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Michael J. Long, Jr. Obituary


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“we are so upset for u and will miss our good neighbour mike. We hope to see u soon. Words cannot describe our sorrow. Love jack and sharon ”
1 of 37 | Posted by: jack and sharon sibeon - FL

“Although we did not expect Mike to recover from his illness, nevertheless it was with the deepest sorrow that we learned of his passing. He was a...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Michael & Helen Barry - NJ

“Our thoughts are with you all God bless ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Theresa Roy and family

“i love and miss you more then you know grandpa. i'm always thinking of you.<3333333333 ”
4 of 37 | Posted by: Lauren Seraut - PA

“Elsie... My sincere condolence on your loss. Mike loved life to the fullest and I will miss his stories and laughter. ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Nick Oesterheld - Farmingdale, NJ

“Dear Elsie and family. Sincere sympathy for loss of Michael. A Brilliant cousin. Ray and Mary Kelly. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Ray Kelly - Dublin

“Elsie, Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the Long family. Michael was so proud of his Irish Heritage and was a great supporter of Irish...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Pat Fell - Clearwater, FL

“Dear Elsie & Family, Michael was a delightful man. Anytime he entered my office, he always made me smile and told funny stories, to enlighten...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Flannery - Point Pleasant, NJ

“I was fortunate enough to meet Mike 7 years ago through my work. Mike was cut from a cloth that no other was cut from. He stood out from all and will...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Chris Perryman - Iselin, NJ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. MICKEY LORI DANIELLE NICOLE AND MIKE ”
10 of 37 | Posted by: MICKEY TEMPLE - BUSHKILL, PA

“Elsie Our thoughts are with you and all the family at this time. sean and family. ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Sean Kelly - Dublin

“Elsie, Sorry to hear the news. Regards Eleanor, Mark & Family X ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: Eleanor Bryan - Dublin

“Patty - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in all of the happy memories of your...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Erika Baum - Frelinghuysen Twp., NJ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time .- we are with you in spirit. ”
14 of 37 | Posted by: AUNT ELIZABETH & ANNA MARTHA KELLY

“I did not know Mr. Long well. I knew him mostly from stories from his daughter, Terry, during long conversations on the telephone during the 16...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Robin Barcellos - San Jose, CA

“Dear Elsie and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Michaels passing.He was a delightful man, and I am sure you have many wonderful memories of your...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Schwiering - Manchester, NJ

“Mike has been our Patris familia since we became neighbors. I made dinner for him and under cooked the potatoes. Mike quipped, "These potatoes are a...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Freddy & Anna Cohen - JAckson, NJ

“My uncle michael was a great and loving man .Always there for me and my family .He was my seragut father in every way ,my confider,adviser but most...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: kevin f slowey jr - pittstown, NJ

“Elsie you and all the long family are in our thoughts at this time Sean and family ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: michael long - douglas, NJ

“I love you and I miss you Grandpa. Thank you for everything . And Yes I will Go "Wash My Face Now" :) . Tell Grandma and Bertha That I love and miss...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Merrisa Ferrigno - byram, NJ

“St. Patrick's Day will never be the same. I will have a toast to you every St Pat's for the rest of my life. Thanks for sharing your love of the...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Patty Anne Finn - Long Beach, NY

“May you rest in Peace Mike. You will be surely missed in this world, but i know you will be looking down upon us. ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Sherry Jones - Whiting, NJ

“Pat our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Unforunatly we never had the pleasure of meeting your dad such a great loving man. ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: The Kaye Family - Rockaway, NJ

“love you daddy!!!!! ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: pat long - NJ

“Mike was a very good friend of my dads who also passed 6/2/08. My dad loved when Mike came over. Mike was such a strong and caring person to him. I...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Teresa Condon Villata - NJ

“We have lost a kind and generous friend. Michael will be missed by all who knew him. His love of Ireland was only surpassed by his love of family. My...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Lyons - West Orange, NJ

“From all your friends at Dialight Corporation Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Mike. He was our business partner and a friend....Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Jim Pinelli - Farmingdale, NJ

“I Wish that I had been blessed to have known a man that lived such a rich life. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Douglas Diesel - Sherman, TX

“From all your friends at Howman Engineering - Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Michael Long. Though our relationship was...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Howman Engineering - Whitehouse, NJ

“It saddens me to hear of Mike's passing. I thought he was very kind and generous with the help he gave me to participate on some consulting work. ...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Rand Eikelberger - Chicago, IL

“Kathy and Family: My sincere condolences to all of you. Kathy, I know you will miss you father very much but rest assured that he is free from...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Rita Ademu-John - Franklin Park, NJ

“I will love you all the way up to the sky forever and ever.. ~Patty Long ”
32 of 37 | Posted by: pat long - Rockaway, NJ

“My heart goes out to Michaels family at this time.We have lost a great man,he was a father to me that i never had.I take comfort in knowing that he...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Arthur Barker - East Rutherford, NJ

“With Deep Sympathy ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Richard J. Conway&Family - NJ

“Mike was one of the greatest Irish leaders in New Jersey. I always loved talking to him on various issues ranging from Northern Ireland to the Jersey...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Bill Young - Belmar, NJ

“Michael was a great person with a level of enthusiasm for life higher than anyone we have known. We will all miss him. With Our Sincerest Sympathies ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Gary & Cindy Durgin - Milltown, NJ

“Sincere sympathy from Dublin Ireland. ”
37 of 37 | Posted by: Michael and Theresa Kelly - NJ


Mr. Michael J. Long, Jr., 73, of Jackson departed at home on Thursday January 21, 2010 surrounded by his family. Michael was born in the Bronx and grew up in Astoria Queens. He moved to Rockaway, NJ in the mid sixties. He lived in Northern NJ for 25 years before moving to Jackson ten years ago. Civic Minded, Michael was a Licensed Electrical Contractor by trade and an innovator by nature. As president of Long Life Lighting, Inc., he was at the forefront of the LED Traffic and Rail Signal industry, striving to bring Green Technology into the Northeast Corridor. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Michael had strong ties to his Irish American Heritage and was a proud member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh for 45 years. He was the only member to belong to all four chapters; Old Bridge, West Orange, Belmar as well as the Northeastern PA Chapter. He was an active member in the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the Irish American Cultural Institute, the NJ Irish Committee, the Giblin and Cryan Associations, Project Children and the Democratic Party. Michael is survied by his wife of 8 years, Elsie Ford Long. He leaves behind his four children Theresa Matuza of Hazlet, Michael Long, III of North Arlington, Patricia Long Ferrigno of Lake Hopactong and Kathleen Seraut of Bushkill, PA. He was the step-father of Karyn Broselofsky of Cliffwood Beach, NJ and Christina Hutchins of Tarpon Springs, FL. He was the brother of Terry McGaheran of Massapequa Park, NY and Ann Marie Carroll of Sunnyside Queens, NY. He was the grandfather of Michelle Jamieson, Bill Matuza, Nichole Matuza, Merrisa and David Ferrigno, Lauren Seraut, Michael Long, IV, Danielle, Christina, Bethany and David Hutchins. He was blessed to know his great-granddaughter Ava Marie Matuza. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 40 years Marie Fulmer Long and his brother Thomas Long. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation of New Jersey 1034 Salem Road Union, NJ 07083-7058. www.wish.org. To send a Life Tribute or Condolences to the Long family, please click the "Sign Guestbook" link below.

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