In Loving Memory of Thomas R. Long, Jr.

May 13, 1952
Newport, VT
November 22, 2018
Waterbury Center, VT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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Irasburg Cemetery


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Thomas R. Long, Jr.

Thomas R. Long, Jr., age 66, of Waterbury Center, VT, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Central Vermont Medical Center, in Berlin, VT. Tom was born in Newport, VT. He was the son of Elaine Miles Long, and the late Thomas R. Long, Sr., residents of Westport, CT. Tom has been a Vermont resident for over 40 years. He graduated from Staples High School in Westport, CT in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Vermont. He also earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Vermont Technical College. Tom had a long career working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Nikon Precision, and Bio Tek Instruments in Vermont.

Tom loved music of all kinds and was a talented piano and guitar player. He loved to teach and share his knowledge with others. He enjoyed hosting friends in his home where they played and sang into the night. Any song he heard, he could play without the music before him.

Tom was a licensed Ham Radio operator (KB1NGQ) and was a member of Radio Amateur of Northern Vermont. For many years, he was a member of Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club, where he served as president. He volunteered at the Vermont City Marathon and served as communication coordinator for many fundraising events in the area.
Tom loved hunting, fishing and spending time out of doors. He enjoyed taking his two dogs, Ruger and Jeanie to the dog park to play with other dogs.
Tom in survived by his wife Jacqueline H. Long and his mother, Elaine M. Long, his two brothers: Edward A. Long and his wife, Andree V. Long of Westport, CT, and Dana R. Long and his wife, Melinda Long of Belmont, MA, and three nieces, Samantha, Emma and Amanda Long and his wife’s daughter Elizabeth Thompson.
Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the spring in the family plot in Irasburg, VT. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss to his Mom and all of his family.
    Love and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
    God bless<3

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with Tom on many plays and musical shows in the Waterbury VT area. He always had a good time both putting together sets and being part of the show. His laughter could be heard throughout the theater when building a set. He was an exceptional musician. I D

  3. Tom and I were friends for many years. He was always a thoughtful and generous man. Great sense of humor, and truly happy to see others do well. We sometimes worked together on his home, and it was always a pleasure for me to be sharing that time with him. Lisa and I wish comfort and strength to all his family and friends. He will surely be missed.

  4. Tom was so cool and so nice. My favorite memory is of Tom climbing up the rocks at Huntington Gorge with my son, Steven on his back. Steven was afraid of heights but wanted to climb up. Tom kindly obliged.
    Such a shock to hear he had passed. Condolences to family and many friends.

  5. Tom was a friend since we were in college together. He and our little gang of friends and his eventual first wife Mona used to walk on Church street in the evening together.

  6. I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Tom’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort be with you to help you cope. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow and read of our amazing hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28) For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit