Sister Mary Regina Long

12/30/1928 - 01/22/2024


Obituary For Sister Mary Regina Long

Sister Mary Regina Long, RGS., 95, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday January 22, 2024, at Emmanuel Center, 11 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, PA.

She was born on December 30, 1928, in Baltimore, Maryland and named Frances Angela Long. Sister Mary Regina is the daughter of the late John Thomas Long and Helen Regina Sweeney Long.

She completed elementary school at St. Charles Borromeo in Pikesville and the Institute of Notre Dame (IND), Baltimore, MD. After a few years of business experience, Sr. Mary Regina responded to a vocational call to join the Sisters of the Good Shepherd as a candidate for their formation program in June 1954. Sr. Mary Regina pronounced first vows on December 8, 1956, and Final vows on December 8, 1959, at the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Mother House in Angers, France.

After her final vows, Sr. Mary Regina engaged in a variety of services and initiatives.

Director and/or Assistant in the formation programs for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Baltimore, MD and Peekskill, New York; various supportive roles in programs for the young women served in the ministry of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd; as Treasurer and Bookkeeper. Subsequently, Sr. Mary Regina served as Pastoral Associate for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Baltimore, MD.

Sr. Mary Regina had a special love for Liturgical Worship and used her voice and talent with piano and organ to enhance the life of those with whom she lived and served. Her warmth and genuine openness to others and deep spirituality were an inspiration to all who met her in her long life of love and service.

Sr. Mary Regina is survived by her sister Anne Nevin, brother-in-law, Richard D. Nevin and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Regina, and Mary, and her brothers, John, Bill and Jim.

A Mass of Resurrection will be offered at Maria Hall Chapel. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Elysburg, PA.

Flowers will be provided.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.

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  • 02/01/2024

    Dear Aunt Franny - We so enjoyed your time in Catonsville with family, and time spent with you while working (Tammy) at the Good Shepard Center in Halethorpe. We know you are at eternal peace, seated at the right hand of the Father; may you rest in peace. With our love - David, Tammy & Family

  • 01/27/2024

    Your baby sister, Anne- will miss hearing your voice and your frequent calls to stay connect. You are a much loved Aunt. I recall: visits to the Baltimore Convent as a child, then on to Halethorpe , our visits for mass, lunch, or to drop off mom for a mini retreat. Your drop in visit to Westminster on your way to the Mount. A few summer vacation visits with us to the beach ending in sun poisoning. Coming to family gatherings and weddings.... We'll miss your gentle soul. Love you Aunt Franny

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