Former East Rockaway resident Gail (Cesarski) Lonergan, 73


Longtime former East Rockaway resident Gail (Cesarski) Lonergan died on Feb. 15 at her home in Arlington, Vt. She was 73.

Lonergan was born in East Rockaway on Jan. 1, 1943, to the late Stanley and Jessie (Rogers) Cesarski. She remained a resident of East Rockaway until 1982, when she moved to Vermont.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Joseph E. Lonergan; her children, Kenneth and Joyce Lonergan; her grandchildren, Kevin Lonergan (Shelby), Laurie Lonergan and Michael Messina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Jr., and her brother, John Cesarski.

A small memorial was held in Vermont, and she was cremated per her request.