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June 26, 2010 - 5:03pm

Kelly George Longchamps

posted by T.J. Woodward.

longchamps.jpgKelly George Longchamps, 50 of Batavia died June 24, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Born July 11, 1959 in Buffalo, New York, son of Harriet (Carson/MacRae) and Theodore Longchamps. Kelly was an incredible human being whose great heart finally outgrew its mortal frame.

He called Batavia his home for most of his life but for a brief time he resided in Florida. Kelly was employed by the Veteran’s Hospital in Batavia for many years and enjoyed work as much as he did his leisure time. He was an avid gardener and handyman and spent much of his time tending his garden and renovating his home. Kelly enjoyed hunting for & unearthing old bottles and had an impressive collection. He liked to place an occasional wager and spent some of his happiest hours gaming with his nephews & friends.

He leaves behind many an aching heart and will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Survived by his parents as well as three brothers; James D. (Joan) MacRae III of Batavia; Eric (Raylene) MacRae of Salisbury Mills, NY; Patrick (Peggy Berndt) MacRae of Verona, NY; three sisters Ellen (Steven) Hagen of Batavia; Kristine Flicker of Newport Beach, CA and Kathleen Longchamps of Batavia along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Calling hours will be held Wednesday June 30 from 2 to 4 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. Immediately after a gathering in his honor will take place at his sister & brother-in-law’s home in Batavia. Any & all are welcome to come share a moment, a story or a parting glass. 

Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements Completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

 

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