Margaret Rose “Bunny” Bemiss DeLong, 84, of Ghent, NY, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Margaret (Olah) and Charles Bemiss. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Elizabeth Bemiss Berry, her husband Bruce DeLong, Jr., and son James A. DeLong.

Bunny belonged to the Ghent Reformed Church where she was an active member and where she also taught Sunday School for many years of her life. Bunny loved her community and became involved with Little League affairs as a parent and later became Vice President in charge of the Minor League. Because of her continued work with the league, upon her retirement from Little League in 1990, she was given a plaque of appreciation. She also was a group leader in the Ghent Progressive 4-H Club of Ghent and was a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 127.

She served as secretary for the Ghent Recreation Committee at one point and was a member of the Ghent Doers. She volunteered many hours at the Ghent Food Pantry and because of her community involvement she was honored with a volunteer appreciation certificate from the Town of Ghent in 2007. She also liked to stay active and an avid bowler for many years. Bunny graduated from Chatham High School in 1953 and was 11th in a class of 61. She also graduated from Albany Business College, Class of 1954, with high honors. She was also a member of the Alpha Iota Sorority.

Bunny loved her children, grandchildren and great children with all her heart. They brought her much joy and happiness. She is survived by two sons, Charles (Debra) DeLong of Ghent, Robert (Donna) DeLong of Brunswick, ME, five grandchildren, Eric DeLong of East Chatham, Rebecca (Jesse) Orozco of Hudson, Virginia DeLong of Columbia, CT, Leighanne (Matthew) Wurtz of South Berwick, ME, and Lexie (Joey) Triggiani of Durham, ME, two step grandchildren, 5, great grandchildren7 step great grandchildren, one step great, great grandchild, plus nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Saturday 10-12am and funeral service to follow at 12 from the Wenk Funeral Home, Payn Avenue, Chatham, NY Interment will be in the Ghent Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ghent Reformed Church or the Ghent Fire Department. For on-line condolences, visit

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