Elizabeth M. Longo, 87 of Pittston Twp., formerly Clarks Summit, passed away Tuesday, January 26th at the Geisinger Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre on May 6th 1933, and was the daughter of Raymond Hassey and Rose Johns Hassey of Forty Fort.
Elizabeth was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1951 and worked at Lazarus in Wilkes Barre. She met the love of her life in 1960, the late Joseph F. Longo, PE, spending 47 years together until his passing in 2008. She spent her life being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and working side by side with her husband.
She spent her entire life from when she was four years old until her death as a servant to God and Family. When her husband became ill, she stayed by his side for 22 years taking care of him until his passing in Dec 2008. She would always run to help anyone in need, and pray for all.
For the past 12 years, she was an active
member of the Pittston Active Adult Center.
Everyone knew Liz because of her beautiful smile and laugh. She was known as the Bingo Queen, and was crowned Queen at numerous events at the center. She loved football, watching the Eagles or Steelers on Sundays, along with the Nittany Lions. You would always find her watching the Food Network, Family Feud, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Elizabeth was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish. She spent her entire life praying for others and saying her Rosary. She always wore her Padre Pio, St. Anthony and Crucifix metals on her; she never felt alone.
Elizabeth is survived by her son, Joseph A. Longo and his wife Suzanne, Hughestown; grandchildren Joseph and Rachel; brother-in-law Edward Longo, Scranton; sister-in-law Grace Hassey of West Pittston; and Sylvester Salio of Forty Fort; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.A Celebration of Life Memorial will be scheduled for friends and family at a date to be announced.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.