Carlo Longo, 93, Barrington
Carlo Longo, 93, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (DeStefano) Longo to whom he was married for 68 years.
Born in Panni, Foggia, Italy on Dec. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Donato and Anna Antonia (Montecalvo) Longo. Mr. Longo was a letter carrier with the US Post Office in Barrington for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a loving and faithful man who was passionate about many things, the greatest of which were golf and opera. Beginning as a caddy in the 1930s at Rhode Island Country Club, he went on to win many amateur golf titles and continued to caddy into his 70s. He made an elusive hole-in-one at age 72.
He and his wife Dorothy made many trips to visit the famed Metropolitan Opera House in New York and he was a past officer of the Rhode Island Opera League. Mr. Longo was a trustee of Holy Angels Church in Barrington to which he belonged for 83 years and also served as both a lector and Eucharistic minister.
Mr. Longo was stationed in Italy during World War II with the Fifth Army, “G” Company. Because of his ability to speak fluent Italian, he served as interpreter and personal driver to Col. John Boettiger, former son-in-law of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an honor of which he spoke proudly for decades to come.
Mr. Longo was the loving father of Carl A. Longo and his wife Roseann of Providence, Dennis M. Longo and his wife Joanne of Attleboro, Mass., Mary Ann Cicerchia and her husband Robert of Coventry, Barbara Longo DeSano of Warren, and Christine M. Longo of Pawtucket. He was the devoted grandfather of Tracy A. Guerra and her husband John, Robert M. Cicerchia and his wife Sharon G. Leifer, Matthew C. Cicerchia, Carly Longo and Antonia Longo. He was the adoring great-grandfather of Jacob and Ella Cicerchia. Carlo was the brother of Violet Higgins and her husband Stephen of Barrington and Anthony Longo and his wife Alice of Bristol. He was the brother of the late Nicholas J. Longo.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family received friends Sunday, July 20. A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated on Monday, July 21 at Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue. Burial with Military Honors followed in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery, Barrington. Donations in his memory to Holy Angels Church will be appreciated.