Mee H. Der

September 19th, 2012

Mee H. (Wong) Der, age 88, of Wilmington, died peacefully on September 18, 2012.  Mee was the beloved wife of the late Paul Der, devoted mother of Laura Richards and her husband Jon of Wilmington, and loving “Poo Poo” of Isabelle Richards, dear daughter of the late Po and Kam (Nui) Wong.  Mee is also survived by many family members in China.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Tuesday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain.  Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 24th from 5-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Mee’s name may be made to South Cove Manor, 120 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Mee H. Der”

  1. Kenney Family says:

    Laura, Jon & Isabelle, please know that we are very sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Darlene, Don & DJ

  2. Sandra & Robert Ow says:

    Laura -

    Our condolences to you and your family. Your mother has a special place in my heart. I remember when I was a little girl she always braided my hair. She will be missed.

    Take care, Sandy

  3. Kim Delaney Russo says:

    Dear Laura, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know how painful it is to lose your Mom. The love of Isabelle and Jon will get you through it all. You will always miss her, but each week that passes it will get a little easier. Your family was such a big part of my childhood. Around 1970 (?) An adorable little Chinese girl moves into a house on Woburn Street….at that time it was exciting, unusual, we became good friends right away. As an adult, and a parent I imagine how difficult and terrifying it must have been for your parents to move from China to the US with their young daughter. And then for your Mom to be moved out to the suburbs, isolated from anyone who spoke her native language….I cant even imagine how tough it must have been. But of course it was very obvious…..she and your father wanted a better life for you….education, freedom, a life of your choosing. I will never forget your Mom and her exotic food, your Grandma, and her traditional clothes, remember how she used to shake her head at you when you would have on the trendiest styles of the 70’s? i remember the house smelling like yummy rice cooking. My favorite time was chinese new year…..the foods were out of control. Your Mom was strict in her way….the old customs, yet she wanted her daughter to grow up as an American. I will always remember your Mom as a woman who loved her daughter so, so much. She must have been so proud of you, and adored Isabelle! I am thinking of you all and sending love.

  4. James Quan says:

    I send my deepest sympathy. I hold fond memories of your Mom from my childhood and I hope the good times and your memories can give you strength and peace.

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