Frances C. “Fran” Long

November 27, 1940 - June 5, 2019

          Frances C. “Fran” Long, age 78, of New Castle, DE passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on November 27, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Loretta (Klinger) Marowski.  Fran graduated from the former H. Fletcher Brown Vo-Tech H.S.  She worked part-time in the mail department for the Delaware Division of Revenue in Wilmington.  Most importantly, Fran dedicated her life to her family as a talented and loving homemaker.  Devoted to her faith, she was a long-time member of Holy Spirit Parish.  In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo, making ceramics and bowling.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Marowski.  Fran is survived by her husband of 54 years, John F. “Jack” Long, Sr.; sons, John F. “Jack” Long, Jr. of Rehoboth Beach and Jason M. Long (Kristen) of Milton, DE; siblings, Loretta Schneider of Elsmere and John Marowski of Rehoboth Beach; and grandchildren, Laura Long and John Long III.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish, 12 Winder Rd, New Castle, DE 19720, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fran’s memory to Holy Spirit Parish at the address listed above.


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8 Condolences for Frances C. “Fran” Long

  • Fran, you will be truly missed. Will always remember what a beautiful loving woman that you are and the big loving heart you shared with so many. May you Rest In Peace.


  • Fran you were a wonderful neighbor. Tony and I miss you.

    Pattie and Tony Riccio

  • Fran you will be missed by many. May you rest in peace. Such a beautiful lady.

  • Many memories from growing up in Holloway Terrace right next to each other I bowled with her on a league I babysit for her son Jackie What a time we had growing up together Praying for her wonderful and caring family

  • So sorry for your loss. She will be sadly missed here at Revenue. She always had smile on her face and was friendly with everyone. Fran rest in peace…

  • Fran you will always be missed in Reveue. You really left your mark here with kindess and warmth. You made us all feel like family.

  • To The Long Family,
    Fran was one of the first people I met when I became employed at the State of Delaware. What a Beautiful person inside and out. She always spoke lovingly of her family and her trips to the beach. Fran had a special way of making you feel welcomed. She made it her point to say ” Good Morning” to everyone she came in contact with. Fran was such a sweet, sweet person with a sweet, sweet spirit. We always talked about how much she and I enjoyed the Community Dinners with Senator McBride at Minquadale Fire Hall every year. She will be missed. May GOD”S love and kindness enfold you and bring you comfort and peace.

    With Sincere Condolences,

    RuthAnne Surratte

  • Fran, I had a dream last night that involved you and Jason. I’m saddened to look you up to find you have passed. May you live on in the memories and dreams of your friends and family. I will certainly always remember you.

    Garry Moore