Beth Anne Longo

April 14th, 1939 – March 20th, 2016

Beth Longo

Beth Longo

Beth Anne (Bauer) Longo, resident of Tomkins Cove for over 55 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 20th after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beth was born on April 14th, 1939 in Manhattan, NY to Frederick and Anne Bauer. She grew up in Eastchester, NY with her parents and loving sister, Jean. It was here that she met the love of her life and husband of over 55 years, Joseph Longo. They dated for 3 years and were married on August 27th, 1960.

After receiving her nursing degree from Mount Saint Vincent’s Hospital, she started working at Saint Agnes Hospital and then Helen Hayes Hospital. Eventually, she became a school nurse in the North Rockland area, where she worked for 22 years. In addition to being a dedicated nurse, Beth was a caring mother to her three children – Jo Anne Hamilton, Michael Longo (Marie-Christine), and Karen Cappabianca (Michael).

Beth had a unique ability to make everyone feel like they were her “favorite” and brighten any situation with her beautiful smile and comforting hug. She was famous for her lasagna and coffee cake, which she would often make for dinner parties with family and friends.

During their retired years, Beth and Joe spent time in both Tomkins Cove, NY and Stuart, FL. She enjoyed swimming in the pool at Pier Point, rooting for her grandchildren at sporting events, and playing cards with her husband. Beth was proud to be very engaged in all of her grandchildren’s lives, even those who lived 3,000 miles away.

She is survived by her husband, three children, and ten grandchildren (Jennifer, Kristen, and Alex Felker and Cody Hamilton; Emma, Lauren, Claudia, and Mark Longo; Michael Jr. and Jenna Cappabianca) and will be greatly missed by all who were touched by her love.

Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Stony Point, NY on Friday, April 1st at 10am. Burial at Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery in New Hempstead, NY and reception at North Rockland Social Club in Thiells, NY to follow. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beth Longo Memorial Scholarship c/o PO Box 164 Tomkins Cove, NY.

10 Responses to “Beth Anne Longo”

  • The Eckman Family says:

    Our prayers are with your family. May the memories you have put a smile on your heart. Sending hugs.

  • Jennifer sciscente says:

    I am sorry for your loss Karen.

  • April Jordan says:

    My very beloved cousin- always in my heart & prayers
    My deep sympathy,love and prayers to her family

  • John Sottile says:

    Beth, your death deeply saddens me. I will never forget your assistance with my baseball and football teams at FMS, the updates about JoAnne, Michael, and Karen, your wonderful parenting advice, all contributing to a great friendship. Joe, I’m so sorry for your loss. JoAnne, Michael, and Karen, your mother was an icon and will be deeply missed. Sincerest condolences.

  • Ed and Jeff Fleetwood says:

    Dear Joe, Karen, and Michael,

    We are greatly saddened to hear of Beth’s passing and
    offer our deepest condolences. Beth was such a kind, caring, and classy lady. She was one of Anna’s favorite people. We cherish the many years
    of friendship we had with Beth and Joe.

  • Barbara and frank riello says:

    Karen, i was so sad to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person. Always so sweet and happy. She will be trully missed.we pray for her, your dad and your family. May she rest in peace.

  • Louise Vippolis says:

    Dearest Karen The bond you & your lovely mother shared was like no other. May she live in your heart forever. I love you. ❤️

  • Arlene R Delloro says:

    It’s hard to believe we met nearly 50 years ago. While our meetings were less frequent than when we worked side by side, I will always remember you as a dear friend and colleague. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. You were truly an “angel of mercy” as well as someone I hold dear. Rest in peace, dear friend. Joe, JoAnn, Michael, and Karen, my deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife and mother.

  • Eleanor & Desi Flaherty says:

    Joe, Karen, Michael & Joann please accept our sincere condolences. It was our good fortune to have known Beth for so many years. May she rest in peace in heaven!

  • Jim, Mindy and Savannah Trimble says:

    Joe, Karen, Jenna and Michael…. We were so saddened to hear about Beth’s passing. Her kind spirit and loving heart were evident to all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

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