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Michele M. Long

Born: Sun., Feb. 17, 1957
Died: Thu., Jun. 20, 2013

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Little Falls – Michele M. Long, 56, of the Town of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday June 20, 2013 at Little Falls Hospital.

She was born February 17, 1957 in Little Falls the daughter of the late Michael & Anne (Maliniak) Sokerka. Michele was a graduate of West Canada High School, class of 1974 and also graduated from Herkimer County Community College.

Her marriage to Richard Long took place on March 20, 1982 in Herkimer, NY.

Mrs. Long was last employed at the West Canada Valley School system.

With family as her foremost priority, Michele was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.  In addition to her family, Michele made a difference in the lives of all those she touched, and in turn they made a difference in her life.  And for those who had the opportunity to know Michele she would want her friends, family, and loved ones to hear “Go Mets!”

Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years, Richard; two sons, Jeff Osley and fiancé Courtney of Cleveland, Ohio and Chris Long and wife Holli of Attleboro, Mass.; a daughter, Tiffany McGivern of Little Falls; a brother, John Sokerka and wife Liz of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; a sister, Maryanne Mamrosch and husband Edmund of Dolgeville; 4 grandchildren, Matthew and Lily Osley, Vivian Long and Hunter McGivern; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by a brother, Paul David Sokerka in 1970.

In keeping with Michele’s wishes funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Michele's memory.  All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 329 South Washington St., Herkimer, NY 866-1500.

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   Posted Sun June 23, 2013
My condolences to the family.Growing up in the area and always going to Sokerkas for something that was need we got to know the family and having to have the chance to work for Michele was very nice.Michele was a great person and will be missed by all.

Sharon Cunningham
   Posted Sun June 23, 2013
I was very sad to hear of Michele's passing. I worked with her at West Canada. I always enjoyed talking to her. She was cheerful, fun and genuine. Michele was great with the kids and, in return,they responded with enthusiasm, to her. I had her son Chris many years ago as a student and want to express my sympathy to him and his family. Michele will be sorely missed.

tom and charlene mower
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
Rich, Jeff, Chris, Tiff and families, we are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Sara Beam
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
We are thinking of you and your whole family, and we are very sorry for your loss!! Your mom will be greatly missed by all of us, especially at the kids sporting events. She will now be looking down on Hunter and his friends, cheering them all on!!! We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!

Sara, Keith, Jaeden, Jenna & Tyler

Nick and Diane Kosciowiat, Nicole Fealy and Family, Christine Morgan and Family
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
Rich, Maryanne, John, Jeff, Chris, Tiffany and family,

We are so shocked and saddened and express our deepest sympathy to you all on Michele’s passing. We have the fondest of memories coming up to visit all of you and Michele was always so welcoming to us. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and daughter and you could see the love she had for her family. We cannot imagine how difficult this is for all of you, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we will miss Michele very much.

Love, Nick and Diane Kosciowiat, Nicole Fealy and Family, Christine Morgan and Family

Tina Sternberg & family
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
Maryann, Tiffany, Hunter anf family
These poems reminded me of Michele and you all.
I am so very sorry and thinking and praying for you all.

Heaven And Earth
When the warmth of the sun touches my face,
I see your smile and feel your embrace.

I hear the whisper of love in the wind
And I know that you are close to me again

The rain speaks of tears and the thunder of pain,
But soon the sun comes the earth to reclaim.

As the days come and go and the world moves on,
I know you're still here, you'll never be gone.

On the night the Angel came and took your hand,
We cried as you left for an unknown land.

But Heaven rejoiced as you came into sight,
For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!

I Only Wanted You, author unknown

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Tanya Brown
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
Chris, Holli, and Jeff,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was so nice and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Marie Squillace (Santucci)
   Posted Tue June 25, 2013
Long family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Michele. We've shared so many things in common for so many years, baseball, our children, and cheerleading. I will truly miss her. My prayers are with your family at this time. This is a sad time for West Canada, little league, and for everyone who knew her.

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