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Philip Wong

November 6, 2021



Philip Wong, age 84, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on Sunday October 31, 2021.  Phil was the beloved husband of Joy (Don) Wong with whom he shared 46 years of marriage.  He was the devoted father of Danny Wong and his wife Katie of Newton MA and cherished Yeh-Yeh (grandfather) to Dylan, Ellie and Josie Wong.  He is survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  Phil spent the unexpected last day of his life with his wife and grandchildren, who were everything to him.  He was the kindest and most humble man, who was determined to make everyone’s days brighter with a delicious meal, shooting endless pictures, and his kind smile.  

Phil grew up in Boston's Chinatown, the youngest of five children born to Edward and Helen Wong.  He graduated at the top of his class from Boston Technical High School in 1955 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959.  On March 30, 1975, Phil married Joy and settled in Lexington to raise Danny.  Phil worked for over thirty years as a chemical engineer for the Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC) at the Watertown Arsenal.  He published his novel work, for which he was awarded a patent.  He came out of retirement to follow his passion for engineering before ultimately settling into his most favorite job of all--Yeh Yeh to Dylan, Ellie and Josie.

Phil's life centered around his family.  He was most content when spending his days gallivanting with Joy as they prepared meals or spent hours searching for the perfect gift to bring smiles to the faces of his grandchildren.  He was happiest when his family was together and cared for and would go out of his way making stops at numerous places to bring everyone’s favorite foods.  Phil was always quietly watching, with a big smile on his face and a camera in his hand, capturing all the moments.  He enjoyed reading, cooking, skiing, playing tennis and eating, especially Dim Sum with family and friends.  Phil will be missed tremendously and will always be remembered as a loyal, patient, kind hearted, family centered man.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday November 9 from 10a-12p at the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner followed by a private ceremony and reception.  In lieu of flowers, and in true selfless Phil fashion, donations can be made in Phil's memory to any charity of your choice on his behalf. 

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November 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home
465 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458

Private Service

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