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Margery Rose Longo


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Margery Rose Longo Obituary
Margery Rose Longo

Born: March 28, 1929

Died: March 24, 2018

Margery Rose (Johnson) Longo, age 88, of Clarendon Hills, IL, passed peacefully on March 24, 2018. Born on March 28, 1929 in Oak Park, IL.

Daughter of William and Agnes (Osterberg) Johnson. Devoted wife to the late Anthony Longo for 66 years; loving mother of 14 children; Beth (Dale) Hardiek, Dave Longo, Phil (Kathy) Longo, Matt (Penny) Longo, Ann Cilla, Gina (Tom) Meyers, Sarah (Pete) Malik, Tom (Candy) Longo, Jon Longo, Quyen (Doug) Nguyen, Alexcia Gonzales, Fred (Marianne) Longo, Marthony (Ben) Bert; 29 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Chris Marie; brother, Owen; sister, Barbara (Bromley).

She was co-proprietor of Ace Hardware of Clarendon Hills for 36 years, co-founder of The Compassionate Friends - West Suburban Chapter; co-founder of her local La Leche League chapter; was a licensed foster parent; member of Open Door (biracial adoption support group); member of The Prairie Club. She was a lifelong advocate for social justice through her involvement in a variety of community, church, & governmental organizations. Her greatest passion was being a mother to her large family and spending time at her cottage in Harbert, MI and farm in Plato Center, IL.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 4th at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Clarendon Hills. Interment: Assumption Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to The Compassionate Friends at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Service information: Adolf Funeral Home , Willowbrook: 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Apr. 6, 2018
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