- January 18, 1932 - February 7, 2013
- Chalmette, Louisiana
of Cola's Passing
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“To all of the family,We were out of town and are just hearing of your loss. We would have come in person to express our condolences had we been home....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Martin F Crawford Sr. - LA
“Tony and Lori,
My deepest sympathy is sent to each of you. Lori forgive me for not adding you to the lst one but I felt I needed to let you and Tony...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Nata Lee-Parrino - Slidell, LA
“Dolores, Nathasa and Richie,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When we spoke at the service for my aunt Leah's husband I was not aware he was ill....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Nata Lee-Parrino - Slidell, LA
“richie & karen: so sorry to hear of your loss.our prayers is with you and your family.
abel, shirley and red
4 of 21 | Posted by: ABEL BROWN , SHIRLEY & RED BROWN & JUNEAU - LA
“Richie and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. You and your family are in our prayers at this time.
5 of 21 | Posted by: Lance and Donna Cassagne - MS
“Richie and Family,
We were so sorry to hear the loss of your father. We know he will be missed by many. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
6 of 21 | Posted by: Eddie Lamulle and wife Trish - TN
“To the Long family. I am so sorry to hear of Cola's passing. I knew him through my Father, and with the carnival krewe. He was always kind and...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Melanie April - Arabi, LA
“Dear Long Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a great loss this is for all who knew Mr. Cola. He was a wonderful man. Our hearts...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Nunez - Saint Bernard, LA
“Richie&Karen,Tony&Lori we are so sorry for your loss. Cola was a great man.Everyone will miss him.Y'all will be in our prayers. GOD BLESS
9 of 21 | Posted by: Glenn & Denise Plaisance - LA
“RICHARD AND KAREN SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. CARMELLA
10 of 21 | Posted by: CARMELLA GERACI
“Dear Lori & Tony and Richie & Karen:
So sorry to learn of the passing of your Father (in-law). Hold onto the wonderful memories of great times...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Robin Arieux-Lotz - Chalmette, LA
“Cola was a very kind person , who would always talk to you if he saw you. The last time I saw Cola was when Leo & I went to the buffet at the...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Violet MELERINE - violet, LA
“Ms. Delores, Ritchie, Laurie, Natasha and Scott,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Cola's passing. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you in...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Henry - Slidell, LA
“Rich,I am so sorry to hear about Cola. We shared many good times.But he is in a better place now.
You carry on buddy.
Our prayers are with you all...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Henry Gaudet - Chickamauga, GA
“Mr. Cola will be greatly missed by everyone here at Catfish Cottage...Our hearts go out to Ms. Delores, Laurie, Richard and the rest of the family....Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Anita Martin Hotard - poplarville, MS
“Cola and I went to grade school many many years ago, I haven't seen him in many rears ago. See you soon my very good friend in Heaven!
16 of 21 | Posted by: Leo Melerine - Violet, LA
“The Long Family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Cola was a good man and he will be missed. I shared a funny story about Cola in the "Share A Memory...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Alfred F. Gonzales Sr. - LA
“Our heart goes out to all who knew and loved him. Cola was always such a pleasure to be around. He will be missed.
18 of 21 | Posted by: Chris & Martha Eslava - LA
“The Long Family,
We were so sad to hear of your loss. We have such wonderful memories of all the times Cola & Delores would come to our office and...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Gonzales McLoughlin & Stan McLoughlin - LA
“Dear Dolores, Rich and Lori,
I cannot say how much this saddened me to hear this loss to the family. Cola was one of the kindest, generous, loving...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Julie Venturella King - Kentwood, LA
“Dear Dolores and Family,
He was a very dear friend and we will miss him. Sorry we haven't seen him lately as he was too sick for us to get together....Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Bill and Nora Egan - Arabi, LA
Cola Henry Long Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Dolores Loverde Long. Son of the late Cola H. Long Sr. and Oralia Decossas Long. Loving father of Richard J. Long (Karen) and Lori Long Cuccia (Anthony). Proud and devoted grandfather of Natasha Cuccia Robin, Scott Cuccia (Melissa), Amy L. Desselle (Kenny) and his great grandchildren Evan Cuccia, Evangeline Cuccia and Nicholas Robin. Brother of Darleen Gonzales (Edward), Joyce Latino (the late Marion), Robert Long (Vicki), Joseph Long Sr. (Dardenella) and the late Huey Long (the late Beverly), Eunice Doane (the late Buddy) and Ethel Melton (the late Charles). He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Cola was a lifelong and active resident of St. Bernard Parish where he retired from a long career with Tenneco Oil Refinery. He was also the founder of Smitty's Tire Shop / Chalmette Tire. Cola was an honored member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 428; a member of the St. Bernard Alcohol & Beverage Control Board; and former King of the Jupiter and Gladiator's Carnival Organization.
He was well loved, and affectionately known for his good nature and generous heart. He will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and a friend to many, who believed in hard work and wanted nothing but the best for his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Monday, February 11th from 10:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 1:00PM.
Burial will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.