|Dad was one of the nicest Men anyone would want to meet. He was a gentle Man. Kind, loving, and Smart. Whenever He and Mom would come to New York to stay with Dennis and I We would have so much fun. We'd go to the Casino and stay out all night and Dad could never get enough of having so much fun there. He was such a good sport and always made the best out of a situation. Dad, You will be truly missed. Love Annette and Dennis xo|
Francis Paul Longhi
LONGHI, Francis Paul, November 21, 1925 - December 11, 2008.
Wife, Loretta Vita Longhi;
children, Kim, Mark, Ellen, Susan, Frances and stepson, Dennis Soldati;
17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Married Albertina Da Silva Cruz deceased. Graduated Yonkers High School, Yonkers, NY. He entered the U.S. Naval Air Corp and was honorably discharged. Received a Bachelor and Masters degree from New York University. Teacher and principal for 31 years at Mt Vernon Public School. Planned and became the first principal of a Magnet School in Mt Vernon, New York. Returned to Tucson and attended the University of Arizona, to continue work toward EED Doctoral Program then taught at the U of A off Campus College and courses to airmen at Davis Monthan Air force Base.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St Pius X Church and a graveside service at 12:00 p.m. at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.