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Wilbert C. “Bill” Longfield

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, February 21st, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE, for Wilbert C. “Bill” Longfield, who passed away on Saturday, February 17th at his home surrounded by his family. He was 92 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m., in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston.

Bill was born in South Boston & raised in Chicago. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. In 1946, he married Anne Rigano of East Boston and they made their home in the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish area for 59 years. In later years, Bill moved with his wife, Anne, to Cambridge to be closer to their grandchildren. After the Navy, Bill developed his career in the electrical field, having worked for many years in Norwood. He later retired from United Electric Controls of Watertown. He enjoyed his retirement days by being active in community affairs and by exercising with long walks and chats with neighborhood friends along the way. He was devoted to his passion for music and spent many hours enjoying his tunes, especially jazz and Big Band hits. Bill will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He is the beloved & devoted husband of 71 years to Anne J. (Rigano) Longfield of Cambridge. Loving father of Diane C.L. Totten & husband John of Pembroke, Cape Cod & Boston, Charles L. “Chuck” Longfield & wife Susan “Susie” Mees–Longfield of Cambridge and the late Julie Longfield of Revere. He is the adored grandfather of Katherine A. “Katie” Longfield of Burlington, VT, Timothy S. Longfield & Matthew C. Longfield, both of Cambridge & his step grandchildren; Jeff Totten, Doug Totten, Kevin Totten & Julie Totten, all formerly of Cape Cod. He is the dear brother of the late Edith, Margaret, August, Francis, Paul, & Otto Longfield. Bill is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, February 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, East Boston


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd. Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.



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  1. Paul Doiron
    Mar 4 2018

    My sincere condolences to the Longfield family for your loss of dad and husband Bill.

    Feb 19 2018

    Many fond memories of growing up on Webster Street. I send my condolences to the Longfield family on the loss of your Dad Bill

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