Eric R. Long, 64, of Monument Beach died on June 8.
Mr. Long was the son of the late E. Marguerite Long and Earle Long. He was born and raised in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and Vermont Technical College.
He owned the Main Street Exxon station in Buzzards Bay for many years. Later, he developed the property into a strip mall and established Timberline Power Equipment at the same location.
Most recently, Mr. Long was the owner of Clay Pond Power Equipment in Monument Beach, which he operated in the same building once owned by his father.
He was a master mechanic with special expertise in Volkswagens. He also mentored many mechanics throughout his life, as well as a future engineer.
Mr. Long enjoyed spending time at his log cabin in Newark, Vermont, and spending time outdoors with his dog, Jack. He also enjoyed golfing, target shooting, cooking for family and friends, and more recently, gardening.
He leaves his daughter, Erica Long of Monument Beach; his father, Earle Long and his wife, Mary Anne Long, of Hau‘ula, Hawaii; his sister, Michal Dalton and her husband, Ed Dalton, of Jamaica Plain; his brother, Tim Long and his wife, Cheryl Long, of Logan, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will take place on Sunday, June 15, from 4 to 7 PM at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne.
A funeral service will be also held that day at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.
Donations in Mr. Long’s memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116 or to a charity of one’s choice.