Even in her late 80s, when her six children were running the Kowloon Restaurant, Madeline Wong would come to work every Saturday to check out the family business she began with her late husband William.
“She’s 89. She tells me what I do wrong!” state Rep. Donald Wong quipped during an interview several years ago.
On Wednesday (Nov. 9), the woman that the Wong children called “our beloved matriarch,” passed away.
“Throughout her 95 years, she lived life to its fullest, and was an incredible and amazing person,” the Wong Family said in an announcement – “full of life and full of energy.”
“Co-founding the Kowloon Restaurant along with our father, William. She worked endless hours to grow the business from the ground up – and still found time to be an award winning and top selling life insurance agent for John Hancock. All while raising her 6 children in her spare time,” noted the announcement. “But her greatest accomplishment was showing her children, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren what love and caring was. And for that we are forever grateful With all our love – we will miss her.”