Judy Pon, former Harvard resident, passed away peacefully in her Maynard home surrounded by loved ones on April 26, 2018. She was 68 years old.
She was born in Bronx, NY on June 2, 1949 to the late See Lee Hoey and Hong High Wong of China. She attended Washington Irving High School, earned a B.A. in Sociology from Queens College in 1972, and received a Master of Social Work from Hunter College in 1976, before pursuing a career in social work. For many years, she lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then moved to Massachusetts to raise her family. She worked as an Event Producer in Boston and a Pharmaceutical Technician in Acton.
Judy had many interests which varied from cooking to gardening. She was known for her prize-winning Asian pears, which had been awarded Best in Show by the Bolton Fair. She loved entertaining, and every year she was famous for hosting amazing Christmas parties filled with great food, friends, and family. Judy had a generous spirit marked by an unparalleled passion to give back to her community. She was active in the Harvard Council on Aging, Loaves and Fishes of Devens, as well as many other volunteer committees and events. Whenever her friends needed an optimistic spirit, she was always there.
Judy is survived by her children; Corbin of Boston, MA and Chelsey of Baltimore, MD. She is further survived by her brother, Dr. Lee Daniel Hoey and his family of Beltsville, MD as well as a nephew and 5 nieces. Judy was sadly predeceased by her sister, Wendy Wong.
Family and friends will gather to honor and celebrate Judy on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton. A prayer service will follow at 7:00pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy's memory can be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry (loavesfishespantry.org), as well as GiveDirectly (https://www.givedirectly.org).