Sister Paul Marie Longo, 79, of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St Francis, died on June 2, 2017, at Mary Health of the Sick in Newbury Park, Calif..
Born in Waterbury, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Maryanne (Dorais) Longo.
Sister Paul Marie entered the Bernardine Order on August 11, 1955, and was in her 62nd year of religious life. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Villanova University and a Master of Arts in education from Fairfield University. She ministered in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico in outreach to the poor and as an elementary teacher, principal, superior, preschool director and teacher.
Sister Paul Marie is survived by her brother Paul Longo of Middletown
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Church n Fillmore, Calif. Burial followed in the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters' cemetery, Mt. Alvernia, in Reading, Pa.