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Maria DeLos DoLores Long

February 3rd, 1934 – July 20th, 2019

Maria D. Long, 85, of Canton, IL, passed away at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on February 3, 1934 in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Jose and Petra (Munoz) Matran. Maria married Charles Long on September 19, 1959 in Madrid, Spain. Charles preceded Maria in death on March 27, 1981.

She is also preceded by her brother, Jose Matran.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (and Joe) Gauwitz of Canton, 3 grandsons, Keith (and Sarah) Hood of Lewistown, IL, Ricky (and Kelly) Bollinger of Astoria, IL and Robby (and Darcy) Bollinger of Ipava, IL, granddaughter, Marquilla (and Aaron) Schiro of Freeport, FL, 12 great-grandchildren; Milo Hood , Oscar Hood, Arlo Hood, Alajsia Schiro, Dredikk Schiro, Zakade Schiro, Kodi Bollinger, Kaili Bollinger, Hailie Bollinger, Kaydon Bollinger, Drew Fletcher and Leah Bollinger, one brother, Manolo (and Pepita) Matran of Madrid, Spain and her sister, Marisa Caballero of Madrid, Spain.

Maria was a homemaker. She also worked as a seamstress, babysitter and was a wonderful cook.

Maria was of the Catholic faith.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to the Canton Rescue Squad or Grace Bible Church of Astoria.


July 21st, 2019

I am so sorry for Maria’s passing. She was a beautiful, kind, caring woman who loved everyone. May she Rest In Peace.

July 22nd, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Maria's passing such a wonderful friend to everyone she will be missed by all R.I.P. Cindy Levinston

July 23rd, 2019

On behalf of all of us from your AHS class of 81 you and all your families have our condolences

July 24th, 2019

So sorry for yoyr loss. A lot if great memories with your mother! Kind beautiful soul that was full of energy. You and your family are in my heart. Tina Batterton