Hamden-Gerald H. Longley, 93, of Gilbert Ave Hamden, husband of the late Virginia Murray Longley, passed away in St. Raphael Hospital July 23, 2001 after a brief illness. He was born in Rutland, VT December 14, 1907 a son of the late Forest E. and Margaret Johnson Longley and had lived in Hamden most of his life. He was a conductor on the N.Y., N.H. and Hartford R.R. for 30 years retiring in 1972. Mr. Longley was a long time volunteer at the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center, having volunteered over 500 hours, he also volunteered at the Hamden Y.M.C.A. and was a member of the Y's Men's Club. He is survived by three daughters, Gail Longley of Hamden, Barbara Carr of Wallingford, Joan Charbonneau of Wallingford, a son, Robert Longley of Hamden, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 4 brothers and a sister. Friends may call Friday July 27 from 5 - 8 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial in Centerville Cemetery will be Monday July 30, at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. (My father wanted his name added) My father, grandfather and I all worked with Jerry on the railroad, and my father and Jerry were both involved with the electric trains at the Masonic Hospital. Jerry was a great friend. -Willis Copeland Jr.

  2. Sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We were in NH last weekend. He was a great friend and is singing with the angels now! Love to you all. -John & Fern

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