Long - Quinzi
Rochester, NY and Venice, FL
graduating from Penfield High, I left for Vermont College
where I took Medical Technology, and graduated, but had no
real interest in working in a laboratory for the rest of my
life. Then I went to Rochester Business Institute, graduated,
and went to work for Xerox rewriting technical reports for
the engineering department.
Still not knowing what I wanted to do, I left Rochester,
and moved to the San Francisco area (Mountain View) with a
couple of girlfriends from Xerox. It was a whole different
life-style than my sheltered growing-up in the Brighton/Penfield
In 1967 Pete and I were married in Palo Alto, and took a
leisurely honeymoon through Mexico. We returned to East Rochester
where we bought a home and started our family.
Peter was interested in local politics, and became a trustee,
vice-mayor, and served as Mayor of East Rochester for 17 years.
During that time he was on the Executive Committee for New
York State and we traveled throughout New York working with
many communities solving various problems, which many towns
and villages encounter.
During the years when our two sons were growing up, I worked
with handicapped children as a Work Study Coordinator. We
had a couple of taverns, and bought a mock caboose which we
had a lot of fun serving breakfast and lunch for several years.
Then I got involved in the travel business, and managed Abbott
Travel for the next several years. During that time, we traveled
to Europe, the Caribbean, and my all-time favorite, Mexico.
We are blessed with three grandchildren, and spend most of
our time in Venice, Florida, since retirement. My hobbies
are gourmet cooking, traveling, and spending lots of time
with our family. I also love to walk the beach and swim, and
watch the dolphins and manatees swim up to us. Life is good!!!
We have a trip planned to Italy this summer, and unfortunately
it falls when you are having your reunion.
May God bless you all, and remember~~~every day is a gift!