April 24, 1947 ~ December 27, 2021
Born in: New York City, NY
Resided in: Waterford, CT
Renate L. Longa of Waterford passed away peacefully at her home on December 27, 2021. Renate was born on April 24, 1947 in New York City to William and Renate (Rohdenburg) Longa. She graduated high school in Newburgh, NY in 1964, and received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1968. Renate was a Master Gardener, avid birder and friend to all animals. A beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, she is survived by her mother Renate R. Longa of Niantic, brother William (Karen) Longa of Woodbridge, nephew Joseph (Maggie Walser) Longa of Washington, DC, niece Rachel (Nicholas Fortier) Longa of Bridgeport, great-nephews Jonathan and Benjamin Longa, great-niece Glenn Louise Fortier, and her faithful golden retriever Watson. A private remembrance for immediate family will be held in early 2022. Donations in memory of Renate can be made to your local National Public Radio station, or to the Connecticut Audubon Society. Arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden.