2018-06-10 / Obituaries


ANTHONY M. “TONY” LONGHINI, of Chesaning, 79, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Maplewoods Manor in Clio. Tony was born on September 19, 1938 in Ironwood, to the late Dominic and Catherine (Viher) Longhini. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1957. Tony obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Michigan University in 1966. In 1969, Tony earned a master’s degree in traffic safety from Michigan State University. He married Kathleen Russell at St. Michael Catholic Church in Pinconning on August 12, 1967. Tony was a medic in the United States Navy and served from 1957 until 1961. He retired in 2003 from Montrose Community Schools after 36 years of seniority. Tony was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove for 51 years. He was also a member and past-president of the Chesaning Conservation Club. Tony enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, going on cruises, and traveling to the Upper Peninsula and Alaska. Most knew Tony as an extreme outdoorsman, he especially loved hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Kay; daughters, Roberta (Greg) Viau and Nicole (Peter) McElroy; grandchildren, Evan Viau, Monique Viau, and Aiden McElroy; and brothers, John (Greta) Longhini and Dominic (Sandra) Longhini. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Peterson.

Honoring Tony’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Mass was celebrated in memory of Tony at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove, 17994 Lincoln Road, New Lothrop. Fr. Joe Miller officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home, Montrose Chapel. Please sign the guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.

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