Marian Helena Long

PORTLAND/EAST BLUE HILL – Marian Helena Long, 63, of Portland and East Blue Hill, died on Feb. 7 after a brief illness. The daughter of Thurston and Sibyl Long, Marian grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., and graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. She was a registered professional engineer in safety in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Board Certified safety professional. After an international career of 25 years with Arthur D. Little Inc., where she was a partner, Marian relocated to Maine, where she served as vice president at Woodard & Curran and as a principal at Gradient Planning, LLC. Marian will be remembered for her dry sense of humor, quick wit and analytical mind. Marian found great joy and pleasure in the work and personal relationships she formed over the years.

She is survived by her sisters, Nancy L. Struve of Falmouth, and Martha L. Pokras of Scarborough, and by nephew Gregory C. Struve and nieces Amanda and Christina Pokras. Donations in her memory can be made to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (

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