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Wong, Richard A.

Richard Arthur Wong, a resident of San Diego, California for the past 23 years, and formerly of Norwood, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his son’s home in Chelmsford.  He was 84.  Richard was born November 30, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, the middle child of Samuel K. and Faith L. (Chin) Wong.  Dick graduated from Boston Trade High School and earned his bachelors degree from Suffolk University in Boston.  Richard served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1954.  He worked for twenty years as a mechanical engineer for Stone and Webster in Boston until his retirement in 1986.  Dick was a member and Past Master of Orient Lodge AF & AM in Norwood, as well as a member of Aleppo Temple Shrine in Wilmington.  He was the husband of the late Beatrice Chin (Gong) Wong and the brother of the late Doris Wong.  Dick is survived by two sons, Brian  R. Wong of Chelmsford and Steven M. Wong of Naperville, Illinois; two daughters, Cynthia J. Shaughnessy of Norwood and Joanne G. Hilger of Natick; a brother, David A. Wong of Norwood; and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Samuel, Carolyn, and Michael Wong, and Zachary and Alexander Hilger.  Services and interment in Forest Hills Cemetery will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cynthia J. Shaughnessy
    July 18th, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Dear Dad,
    I love you very much and have been blessed for 55 years as my Father. We are crucified with Christ, nevertheless I love, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I live now live in the flesh I live by flesh of the Son of God, who loved me.
    love you daughter #1

  2. July 18th, 2012 | 10:07 pm

    I met Dick at Chinese Community Church in San Diego, CA where I became a member in 2008. He always took time to ask how I was and wanted to know how my daughter, husband were doing. I remember how he liked my daughter’s Christmas hat when she came to hear the Christmas program. What an amazing man. We all miss him here. I was so sorry when he became sick. He loved the Lord. And he’s with our Lord now. Dick, you lived your life caring for others. Thanks for sharing your life with our church.

  3. Rev. LeSette M. Wright
    July 20th, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Think of just crossing a river, Stepping out safe on that shore, Sadness and suffering over, Dwelling with Christ evermore!

    My dear sister Cindy J. Shaughnessy,

    My prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your dear father Dick. May the love of God and fullness of HIS peace comfort you during this difficult time. I am sorry that I never had the chance to meet your Dad in person but the love he deposited in you is evident in our friendship! Grace and Peace!

  4. Wende and Jennifer Ang
    July 20th, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Dear Brian, Cindy, Stephen, Joanne and your families,

    We were so saddened by this news. It seems like only yesterday that Uncle Dick along with Aunt Bea, Joanne and us were travelling in China !

    We will always remember his generosity and kindness.

    We offer our sincere condolences and pray for God to comfort you in your time of sadness.

    With affection, respect and sympathy,
    Wende, Jennifer and family.

    July 31st, 2012 | 2:20 pm


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