Josephine Longden

August 30, 1936 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 83)

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Josephine Longden, 83, of East Syracuse, passed away on Saturday evening, May 23, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born August 30, 1936, in Syracuse, the daughter of Sam Vangel and Angeline Russo.  She attended and was a graduate of East Syracuse schools.  She retired from the Home Insurance Company.  Josephine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and family was very important to her.  Her hobbies included playing Bingo and gambling. 

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Cindie) Longden, Jr., of North Syracuse, Edward (Jean) Longden of Liverpool and Michael (Lisa) Longden of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Michelle, Anthony, Timothy, Gabriella, Brittany, Nicholas; and three great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Longden, Sr. in 2019. 

Do to current circumstances. private services will be held Monday, June 1, 2020 at Delaney Greabell Adydan, Funeral Home, East Syracuse.  Burial will follow in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  

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