Gail A. Long

Gail A. Long

Gail A. Long, 78, died peacefully at home in Pennsylvania under Hospice care on April 28, after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. Gail grew up in Los Angeles but spent most of her life in Sandy Hook, Conn. where she raised two children; Madison and Jennifer. She was a psychiatric nurse for many years at Danbury Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, and Shands Hospital in Florida. Gail had a passion for caring for others and adopted into her heart numerous neighbors, children, and patients over the years. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother, “Emma,” to seven beautiful children; Christopher, Nicholas, Olivia, Zachary, Connor, Caitlin and Emily. In addition to her grandkids, Gail is survived by Daniel Long, Madison Long, Elizabeth Long, Jennifer Hughes, David Hughes, and her brother Bruce Ackley.

You are invited to a memorial service in celebration of Gail’s life at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Avondale Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Ave (Route 41) Avondale, PA 19311. Interment will be held privately. Contributions in her memory may be made to Avondale Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 446, Avondale, PA 19311. Arrangements are by Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) of West Grove. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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