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Funeral arrangements announced for former Waveland mayor, Tommy Longo

Tommy Longo (Photo source: WLOX)
Tommy Longo (Photo source: WLOX)
Updated: Apr. 1, 2019 at 2:33 PM CDT
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WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk confirmed former Waveland mayor, Tommy Longo died Saturday night.

The funeral will be Saturday, April 6th at St. Clare Catholic Church in Waveland. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the funeral starting at 1 p.m.

Faulk said there is no official cause of death until an autopsy is performed but doesn’t believe his death was the result of anything suspicious or unusual.

The City of Waveland has a heavy heart as we mourn the loss of former Mayor of Waveland, Mr. Tommy Longo. His love for his family, as well as for his community will be truly missed.

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Longo’s daughter shared a heartfelt post to Facebook about her dad’s death, describing him as having “the biggest heart”.

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Longo was elected as mayor in 1998 and is remembered for his accomplishments of rebuilding Waveland after Hurricane Katrina. He lost re-election as mayor in 2010 to David Garcia and to Mike Smith in 2018.

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