M arian Perry Long, 77, of Dover Plains, NY, passed away suddenly on Jan. 30, 2012, at Sharon Hospital. She was born in Whitehall, NY, on Dec. 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Claude and Frances Perry.
Marian was a graduate of Whitehall High School and was a corrections officer at Bedford Hills, retiring in 1989. She married Chester Long in October of 1953. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 5444 Auxiliary and served as post secretary for several years.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband in 1991; her two sons, Stewart and Claude; a daughter, Melody Williams; a grandson, George Williams; and a sister, Beverly Perry.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Raymond Sherman of Dover Plains; a son, Chester C. Long of Dover Plains; four daughters, Holly Ford and her husband, Keith, of Ausable Chasm, NY; Melinda Baum and her husband, Tommy, of Slidell, LA; Melissa LaMarche and her husband, Richard, of Keeseville, NY; and Heather Shemanski and her husband, Joseph, of Torrington, CT; and a sister, Joyce Molinero of Whitehall. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There was no calling hours for Marian. The burial will take place in the spring at Green Mount Cemetery in Whitehall. Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post No. 5444, P.O. Box 633, Dover Plains, NY 12522.