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Melvin P. Longley, Jr.

August 17, 1941 - September 26, 2017

Burial Date September 29, 2017

The funeral will be held in Beth Eden Baptist Church, 350 Ashburnham St., Fitchburg on Friday, September 29 at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery in Westminster.Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 28, in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg from 5-8pm.In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Beth Eden Mission Fund, 350 Ashburnham St. Fitchburg, MA 01420


Westminster – Melvin P. Longley, Jr., 76, of Westminster, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness on September 26, 2017.

Mel was born in Ayer, MA on August 17, 1941, a son of the late Melvin P. and Louise B. (Hitchcock) Longley. Mel worked for the former E. K. Willard Tractor Co. in Leominster for 28 years, and later as a General Manager for Franklin Ford in Saint Albans, Vermont. Mel was always a hard worker, and was self-employed for many years repairing tractors, never retiring!

Mel leaves his wife of 55 years, Betty (Hautala) Longley of Westminster; children, Howard Longley of Westminster, Beth Ann Braier and husband David of Wisconsin, Suzanne Heiermann of South Carolina, and Victoria Ricker and husband James of Westminster; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Jonathan Longley and wife Nancy of Paxton, Ethan Longley and wife Judy of California, and Stephen Longley and wife Mona of Shirley, many nieces and nephews.

Mel was predeceased by his sister Catherine Longley and his son in law Stephen Heiermann