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Jerome Roy Long, 77, of Warren, passed away in the comfort of his family and loved ones on Wednesday evening, December 12, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Born in Warren on July 28, 1935, he was the son of the late Roy and Mildred (Downer) Long.
Jerome attended schools in Warren and then as a young man went to work at his father’s General Store in Warren Village for many years. He later was employed for several years at the former Top Gas Station in Warren before working at Hap’s Service Station in Waitsfield, from which he retired.
Jerome recently moved to Rockwall, TX, where he lived with his niece and her husband, Melanie and Rick Lashua. He loved being in Texas because of the warm weather and the daily involvement with Melanie and Rick and their family. Jerome brought a smile to everyone who knew him. He is lovingly remembered for his love of baseball and the fun he had fishing, his gift of conversation, his outgoing personality and his strong opinions about most everything.
Jerome is survived by four sisters, Gloria Currier, Polly Gallagher and Melba Long, all of Warren, and Glee Brooks of No. Ferrisburgh, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by a brother, Sidney Long.
Funeral services will be held from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Monday, December 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. Friends and family may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will take place in Warren Village Cemetery. Jerome had requested that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673.
Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.