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ENOSBURGH / BERKSHIRE – Beatrice I. Longe – Heaven gained another Angel. Beatrice, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her home with her loving family at her side.

She was born June 26, 1929 in South Richford the daughter of the late Harlan and Flora (Hogaboom) Marcy.

Beatrice died as she lived, with strength and dignity. In her younger years she loved to do crafts, ceramic, quilting and crocheting. Her real love was her family. She cherished all the times spent with every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their spouses and children through other marriages were considered her own. She has a heart of gold and touched the lives of everyone that met her. There was not a negative bone in her body and exuded her love unconditionally.

Beatrice attended schools in South Richford and Enosburgh and married William Longe on July 1, 1947. Beatrice was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Martha Washington Chapter. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling, sugaring, farming, and gambling in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, William Longe of Enosburgh; her children and their spouses, Ronald and Caroline Longe of Franklin, Patrick and Wilda Longe of West Berkshire, Steven and Janet Longe of West Berkshire, Timmy and Cindy Longe of Enosburgh, Linda and James Nelson of Gainesville, Fla., and Diane Chaffee of Franklin; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her sister, Bernice Longley of Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Beatrice was predeceased by her son-in-law, David Chaffee; her daughter-in-law, Marjolaine Longe; her sisters and their husbands, Doris and Floyd Rhodes and Gladys and Robert Dolan; her brothers and their spouses, Leonard Marcy and Ethan and Joyce Marcy; and her brother-in-law, Cedric Longley

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.

For those who wish, contributions in Beatrice’s memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency – Hospice Program – 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Beatrice’s family online through