Marjorie D. Longley

Marjorie D. Longley, 99, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Ledgewood Manor in Windham, where she resided for the past two and one half years. She was born Aug. 20, 1912 in Rochester, N.H., an only child to Flora (Holt) and Bernard Brock. Marjorie graduated from Rochester High School, and later that year married her love, John Longley, on Christmas Eve. A few years later they moved to Naples, where Marjorie worked as a chamber maid at the old Bay of Naples Inn and then helped run two gas stations in town. When their son joined the Air Force, they left their business to travel across the country. John worked for Chicago Bridge while Marjorie worked in orchards picking peaches and cherries or whatever was in season. They made many lifelong friends and memories. Upon returning to Naples Marjorie lived as a homemaker, well-known for her marvelous meals and baking. She was the recipient of the Boston Cane in 2009.

She was predeceased by her husband in April 1996 and her son in Aug 2000. She is survived by her grandson Anthony and his wife Bonnie of South Casco, great-granddaughter Dani Longley of Naples, great-granddaughter Holly Longley of South Casco; two great-great-grandchildren Reuben and Carly Dyer of Naples; and a nephew Bruce Dearborn and his wife Jennifer of Milford, Massachusetts. Marjorie
requested a private graveside service.

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