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Stephen H. Longfellow

June 5, 1939 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 79)
Stephen H. Longfellow, 79, of Bristol, widower of Rowena C. (St. Pierre) Longfellow, died on Tuesday (January 1, 2019) at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Steve was born in East Machias, Maine on June 5, 1939 and was a son of the late Eric and Ruby (Holmes) Longfellow. He graduated from Plainville High School and worked for New England Airfoil Products for 41 years before going to work for Olson Brothers until retiring in July 2018. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. A parishioner of St. Matthew Church, he enjoyed fishing and gardening, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox, UCONN Huskies, NASCAR, and the Patriots. Steve is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Lisa and Joe Lavoie of Meriden, and Amy and Chad Gallagher of Ivoryton; two step-children: Bruce Cyr and wife, Suzanne, of Southington, and Bridget Cyr of Bristol; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers: Eric and William Longfellow and Kendall Dunbar, and step-son: Brien Cyr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 5, 2019) at 9 AM from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM.  Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Friday between 6 and 8 PM.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Please visit Steve’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com
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