Mary Louise Long

Mary Louise Long, nee Reilly, former resident of Elmhurst; longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception and Visitation Parishes, Elmhurst; volunteer driver and cook with Meals on Wheels, PADS volunteer  and volunteer of Ministry at Elmhurst Extended Care; beloved wife of the late William J.; loving mother of Dennis (Rosalyn) Long, Mary Jean (Thomas) O’Meara, Terry (Nancy) and Kevin (Nancy) Long; proud grandmother of Ryan Ganz (Fiancee Laura Leonard) and Scott Charles (Lindsay) Long, Christine Louise (David) Booher, Megan Marie O’Meara, Maura Jean (Chuck) Hoving, Erin Elizabeth (Kent) Knudson, Emily Katherine Long and Kyle William, Kurt Arthur (Camille) and Katelyn Reilly Long; cherished great-grandmother of Clara Louise Booher, Charlotte Grace  and Grant Thomas Hoving; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Wednesday 3:00 pm. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 8:45 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst.  Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church.  Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N Lakewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.    For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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18 comments on “Mary Louise Long
  1. Vicki says:

    I am sorry for your lost my condolences go out to your family

  2. My prayers of peace to the family of Mrs. Long. I knew her for many years and found her to be a true example of a faithful Christian
    I loved having conversations with her that ranged from stewardship of money and proper investments, to her sharing her love for her family.
    I appreciate her being a modern day Saint in my life and reminding me of the goodness of the LORD.

    Gwendolyn V. Kirkland- friend of longstanding

    • Mary Jean O'Meara says:

      Hi Gwendolyn Thank you for your remarks regarding my mother Mary Louise Long. The angels were singing and praising God when He called her to Himself.

      Mary Jean O’meara

  3. Kathy Barnes Ruf says:

    We are deeply sorry to hear Of the passing of Aunt Mary Louise, our thought and prayers are with all of you.
    She will remain in our hearts forever.

    Love and Prayers
    Kathy and Greg Ruf

  4. Pat O'Donnell says:

    Dear Denny, Terry, Mary Jean, Kevin, and all the family, Your mother was a very favorite aunt of John and myself. She loved life
    and was so much fun to be with. I understand that loosing a mother, no matter how long she lived, is so hard to accept. She was a
    grand lady. Always a lady! We loved her very much. When I came into the family, meeting Aunt Mary Louise was a joy. God love you all. Pat

    • Mary Jean O'Meara says:

      Thank you Pat for your sweet words. I can remember my mother speaking of you and John with so much love as did my Dad. Praying you are well and that if we are ever in your area in Fl we could have lunch

      Mary Jean

  5. Brian O'Donnell says:

    My family and I are very sorry for the passing of your mother. Your family has always been so kind and genuine towards all of us and she was truly a special lady. God Bless You.

    Brian O’Donnell and family.

  6. terry O'Donnell says:

    I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the entire Long family upon the passing if Aunt Mary Louise. She was a dear lady.. a genuine “us” person… always extending herself to the concerns of others. She is with Jesus and our father in heaven now.

    Terry O’Donnell and family

    • Mary Jean O'Meara says:

      Hi Terry
      Thank you for your kind words. They are true my mother is in heaven with Jesus because she always loved The Lord as her Savior.

      Hope you are well Terry.
      Mary Jean

  7. Ann Macey says:

    Mary Jean, Jerry and I want to express our sadness and joy to you and your family. Sadness that you have lost your beloved Mom and JOY that she is out of pain and with our Lord Jesus Christ. May you and your family feel the presence of God and may he wrap his arms around you all and give you peace and comfort as you rely on HIM.

  8. Mary Delaney says:

    Bob and I fondly remember Aunt Mary Louise for her wonderful sense of humor and the joy she brought to our family’s gatherings. She was a strong, kind, and loving presence in all of our lives. It’s difficult losing a mother, no matter the circumstances or at any age. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family. God bless you. Mary Clare

    • Mary Jean O'Meara says:

      Mary Claire

      Thank you for your headlong words regarding my mother. It is true hard to lose them no matter what. But I know she is with Jesus and that is my comfort and hope
      Hope you are well and Bobs surgery was sucesssful.
      Mary Jean

  9. Jim Grummel says:

    So sorry for your loss. All of our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Jim & Donna Grummel

  10. bruce houghtby , Carol Latowski says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family, hope the happy memories help bring you peace. Bruce Houghtby and Carol Latowski

  11. Dan O'Donnell says:

    Although I was the young one trying to keep up with who is who in our extended family, I have to say all of the Longs have always been extremely giving and compassionate to all family members. Aunt Mary Louise, I know is now up with the other “Greats” looking down on us. We are so sorry for your loss, but your mom’s unselfishness and giving heart resides in all of you . God bless. Danny O’Donnell

    • Mary Jean O'Meara says:

      Dear Dan
      Youngest or not my Mom was very aware of you and all the O’Donnells. She loved all of you
      She was a great lady. I agree.
      Mary Jean

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