Bernetta M. (Veneskey) Long

April 6, 1930 - Dec. 21, 2020

Bernetta M. (Veneskey) Long, 90, of Ebensburg, passed away Monday at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Carrolltown, daughter of the late Zygmont A. and Mary Helen (Farabaugh) Veneskey.

Surviving are 10 children: Lois (Richard) Biemiller, Mary Ann (John) Shoemaker, Gerald (Brenda) Long, Martin (Cheryl) Long, Stanton (Maureen) Long, Irene (Thomas) Kopczyk, Evelyn (Kevin) Zimmerman, Monica (Stephen) Hogue, Shirley (Eric) Krug and Angela (Michael) Oravec; 34 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Bernetta is also survived by brothers and sisters: Anita Nealen, Sylvester Veneskey, Rose Weiland, Michael Veneskey, Dan “Butch” Veneskey, Mary Delaney, Cecelia McGary, Margaret Griffith, Veronica Tinker and Germaine Lanzendorfer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cletus R. Long; and brothers, Francis and John Veneskey.

Bernetta was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Colver. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved babies and her family and enjoyed a good laugh. Her interests included growing flowers, quilting and sewing, music, playing piano and reading. She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and the Rosary.

Special thanks to our mother’s loving caregivers, who were Heaven-sent.

Due to the present health restrictions, a private funeral Mass will be celebrated at the convenience of the family. Entombment will take place at Holy Name Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernetta’s memory may be made to Bishop Carroll Catholic High School or to the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit, Detroit, Mich.

Arrangements are by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.