Audrey S. Longo of Poughquag and formerly of Ossining passed away peacefully on Feb. 16 after a brief illness. She was 90. Audrey was born in Ossining on Dec. 13, 1931, to the late Walter and Elizabeth Schumacher. Audrey married Claude Longo on March 24, 1951, at Saint Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Place in Ossining.
Audrey graduated from Ossining High School in 1950. During high school, she danced at the Frisbie School of Dancing and auditioned for the NYC Rockettes. She was an original member of the Ossining Booster Club, a Girl Scout Leader, and was always involved with her children’s after-school activities. She worked for many years at Readers Digest in Chappaqua and Saucy Susan in Briarcliff Mano. Audrey could time her Sunday dinners perfectly to start at half time during that Sunday’s TV football game.
Upon her husband Claude’s retirement from General Motors in 1982, they moved away from Ossining to Poughquag in Dutchess County. Audrey immediately got involved with the local senior center and always looked forward to their trips to Broadway in NYC, the Catskills, and the Poconos in Pennsylvania. She was avid at knitting, sewing, crochet, Sunday dinners, and solving the daily crossword puzzles.
Audrey was predeceased in death by her husband Claude (1988) and her daughter Suzanne (2012). She is survived by her son Claude (Janet Tosi) of Spring Hill, Tennessee; her daughter Priscilla (Stephen Lennox) of Yorktown Heights; and Suzanne’s husband Bill Duke of Stormville. Also survived by nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Audrey will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at Dale Cemetery in Ossining. Donations may be made in memory of Audrey’s life to: “Suz Crew,” P.O. Box 466, Montrose, N.Y. 10548, a non-profit organization helping less fortunate families dealing with cancer.