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Beverly A Long

December 29, 1940 — November 14, 2022



Winchendon-Rev. Beverly Alice (Noble) Long, 81, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, November 14, 2022. She had been a resident of Winchendon for 38 years.


She leaves her children Randall Long of Tempe, AZ, Patty Brahm of Manchester, NH, Debbie Fortin of Winchendon, MA, and Deanna Wilson of Rindge, NH; her children’s spouses Tanya Long, Gib Brahm, Sara Fortin, and Scott Wilson; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Dagen of Fall River, MA; and sister-in-law Shirley Ostrander of Glen Riddle, PA.


Beverly is predeceased by son, Scott Long; daughter-in-law, Heidi Long; brother-in-law, Raymond Dagen; and brother, Jack Ostrander.


She was born in Berwick, PA on December 29, 1940, a daughter of the late Norman G. and Alice S. (Atwell) Noble. Beverly attended Albany Medical School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at various medical facilities, including Open Arms Nursing Home and Broadview Nursing Home in Winchendon, MA.


Ministry was an important part of Beverly’s life, growing up and serving alongside her parents in the Salvation Army. Alongside her former husband, Donald Long, she led youth ministry during the hippie movement and was a foster parent to troubled teenagers. She was a role model to many at Faith Alive Ministries in Fitchburg and Millbury and participated in the worship ministry at Higher Ground Ministries in Gardner. In later years, she served as the founding pastor of the Church of the Redeemed on Central Street in Winchendon.


It has been said of Beverly that she never met a person she didn’t love. Through her welcoming compassion, she was a mother to many and a friend to all.


Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the United Parish of Winchendon, 39 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Beverly’s name to the Salvation Army,

To leave an online condolence please visit, Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 25, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home

343 Central St, Winchendon, MA 01475

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

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