Helen Rebecca (Winship) Longden

d. October 28, 2003

PALM HARBOR, FL - Helen Rebecca (Winship) Longden, 83, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Framingham, Mass. died Oct. 28, 2003, in the Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla. She was the wife of 45 years of David Jackson Longden Sr. and the daughter of the late Jonathan Harley and Lillian May (Thomas) Winship. She was born in Brownville and lived in Framingham, Mass. for many years before moving to Palm Harbor in 1983. She graduated from Brownville High School. Mrs. Longden was a laboratory technician for the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of the Brownville Community Church, Brownville, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mayflower Society in Plymouth, Mass. a life member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists in Framingham and a member of the Shipyard Society, Builders of Liberty Ships in World War II, South Portland. Survivors include her widower; four sons, Jon M. Bowdoin of New Port Richey, Fla., Leon A. Bowdoin Jr. of Somerset, Mass., David J. Longden of Framingham, Mass. and Thomas W. Longden of Spring Hill, Fla.; two daughters, Linda M. Cogliano of Wareham, Mass. and Ruth E. Balboni of Somerset, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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