Robert John Furlong

02/17/2017 9:43 AM |

Former Riverhead resident Robert John Furlong of Southampton and Hampton Bays died Feb. 14 after a long illness. He was 58. 

The son of James and Evelyn (Greenidge) Furlong, he was born June 26, 1958, at Boulevard Hospital in Astoria, Queens. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Stony Brook University.

On Aug. 20, 2011, he married Shirley Joyce Price in Hampton Bays.

Mr. Furlong was a retired title researcher. He was a longtime coach for Riverhead Little League and the Moose All-Star Team and was general manager for the Riverhead Tomcats Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League team.

Family members said he enjoyed Stony Brook University basketball, baseball and football games and was a season ticket holder.

Predeceased by his father; mother; and stepmother, Eleanor Roderick, Mr. Furlong is survived by his wife, Shirley Price-Furlong; children, Kate and Dennis Sullivan and brothers, Jim and Larry Furlong.

Memorial visitation for Robert Furlong will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays.

It is requested that if any former players, parents, or friends of Mr. Furlong would like to submit a fond memory or story, it can be e-mailed to Heppnerfuneral@gmail.com so that it may be posted during the memorial.

Memorial contributions to the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, P. O. Box 263, Westhampton, NY 11977.

This is a paid notice. 

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