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Anthony J. Longley (06/27/1955 - 08/30/2013)


Anthony "Tony" J. Longley, 58, of Casco, Maine took his last flight on Fri, Aug 30, savoring his passion and lifelong dream of flight. He was born on June 27, 1955 at the Old Bridgton Hospital. Although an only child, he had many cousins and friends who were happy to join him on his many adventures. Anthony graduated from LRHS in 1973 and that June married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie. They have two daughters and were married for 40 years.

Anthony was a jack of all trades, there wasn't anything he couldn't do that he set his mind to. He started working at the age of 12 with his father and grandfather learning masonry and carpentry. He always had a keen eye and capable hands to match his vision and talents. After school he worked as a logger, cultivating his knowledge of timber and the woods, and had worked for Lake Region Lumber, Burnham Brothers, and Dragon Cement, to name a few. After his father retired in 1991 he rejoined his family business and started Longley's Caretaking, which then included property maintenance, but in the later 90s focused on excavation.

He was a free spirit from birth, and the life of the party. His spun hilarious stories of his antics, always fun and never mean spirited, of pranks with Pat up and down Rt 11, mischief in Harrison, Bridgton and Naples with his fun loving cousins, and car racing, snowmobiling and ice fishing with Neil. In 1990 he and his friend Dale travelled to the 50th Sturgis Biker Rally, with their Harleys loaded onto the back of a doubtful, old pick up truck. The truck failed and was abandoned on the way west, but that couldn't deter them in making the rally, and roaring back in all kinds of weather. That was Anthony, impossible to deter. Anthony was devoted to his family and loved animals, he enjoyed life and providing for his wife, children and grandkids. He was a friend to many and was happy to help them with his wisdom and time whenever possible.

Anthony is predeceased by his parents Eleanore Rollins Longley and Robert Franklin Longley. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Longley of Casco, daughters Holly Longley of Naples, and Dani Longley, her fiance Christopher Dyer, and his two grandchildren Carly and Reuben Dyer, also of Naples.

Visiting hours will be held Fri, Sept 6 at Hall's Funeral Home on Quaker Ridge in Casco, Maine from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, Anthony would appreciate donations to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine.