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Daisy (Gaines) Long-Wilder 1939-2019

Daisy (Gaines) Long-Wilder 79, of Hartford, departed this life on February 19, 2019 at home with her family by her side. She was born on October 15, 1939 to the late Arthur and Cynthia Gaines. Daisy attended Hartford public Schools and worked for the City of Hartford for over two decades. She courageously fought a 10-year battle with dementia.

Daisy enjoyed life, entertaining friends and family, cooking, fashion, dancing, listening to music, playing cards, going to the casino and, most of all, she loved her family and friends.

Daisy leaves to cherish her memories: her son Arthur (Craig) Long of Windsor Locks; daughter and caregiver Cynthia (Lynn) Long of Hartford; daughter Simone Long of East Hartford; two grandchildren, Troy Jackson (and his fiancée Kiana Alston) of East Hartford, and LaToya Harris of Hartford; two great granddaughters, Legacy Jackson and Honesty Johnson of East Hartford; nephew, Mark McKenney of East Hartford; and former husband, Willard Wilder of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Cynthia Gaines, and sister, Elizabeth McKenney. Daisy has also left to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Daisy’s Memorial Service will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at:

Paradise Restaurant

381 Franklin Avenue

Hartford, CT 06114

860-904-5112




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