Posted on October 17, 2009


it’s been a long few days.  with one day notice, we hopped on a plane to say goodbye to my grandmother – an extraordinary woman who i knew so little about.  at her service, i’m pretty sure i learned more about her than i had learned in that past 29 years.  that, in itself, is damn tragic.

FITCHBURG Chong Im *******, 82, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 14,  at the home of her daughter, with her loving family at her bedside.

Chong was born in Kyungsang, Buk-Do, Korea, February 10, 1927, the daughter of Yong Moon and Im Duk, and came to the United States and Fitchburg in 1958, as the bride of Wiljo.

Chong was employed as a cook for 19 years at the former Grandview Rest Home in Fitchburg.  She loved cooking for others, loved the outdoors, and gardening and many other outdoor activities.

Chong leaves her son, Chong H. of Howell, N.J.; her daughters, Susan and her husband, Alan of Fitchburg, Hilma and her husband, Doug of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She also leaves her sister, Chong Em of Korea; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Chong’s husband of 48 years Wiljo, passed away October 16, 2003. Her daughter, Betty, passed away in 2007.

Funeral services and burial for Chong will be private at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Winchendon.  Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St. is assisting the family.

** semi-edited for obvious privacy reasons…

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