James B. Dong (1961-2023)


Loved father and friend

James Barry Dong passed away August 22, 2023 with loved ones by his side at Hospice House in Lincoln, MA, after a long battle of serious health issues.

    James, also known as Jim or Jimmy, born on July 20, 1961, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late Jin H. Dong and Barbara E. (Gendron) Dong. He was raised in Tewksbury, MA and later made his home in Littleton, MA, where he lived with his best friend, his dog Axel.

    When Jim was younger, he worked for Lincoln Lab MIT in Lowell, Sun Valley Sub Shop in Bedford, and drove buses, both big and small in Tewksbury, he had his own landscaping and plowing company.  Jim was a hard worker and was always ready to help people when they needed something even if he was busy.

    Anyone who met him always said he was a great guy, always willing to help or tackle any project big or small, no matter how hard it was, he did his best to get it done for anyone and everyone. 

Jim enjoyed spending time with his dog, Axel, spending time with his granddaughter, family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors camping. He also loved playing his keno and hoping to  win big. He also enjoyed holidays, Christmas was his favorite holiday.

    Jim is survived by his son Kris Dong, his wife Amanda and granddaughter, Emersyn of Littleton, MA, his son Steven Dong of Wakefield, MA, his sister Barbara Coulombe and her husband Michael of Lunenburg MA, brother Larry Dong and his wife, Peggy of Ridgecrest  CA, his nephews, Bryce Coulombe of Hawaii, Ryan Coulombe of Virginia, and Nicholas Dong of Maryland, he also has many cousins and friends including his ex-wife, Tina Anderson of Wakefield, MA.

A memorial celebration of life will be held on September 10, 2023 at Elks Lodge,

34 Powder Mill Rd, Maynard, MA 01754

from 1pm- 4pm.


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5 Condolences

  1. Karen Aguiar-Bennington on August 25, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Kris and family,

    I’m at a loss for words. My heart breaks for you all. Your dad, you and Steven were a big part of mine and Spencer’s life. I will hold onto all the memories we created together. I never stopped loving your dad and you kids. I will miss your dad so much. Hold onto the precious memories and he will be with us forever.
    Rest in peace Jimmy, I love you!

    Karen and Spencer

  2. Joe Mansour on August 25, 2023 at 10:16 am

    You have my deepest condolences for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful person, an excellent father and a very good friend of mine. We will miss him deeply and May his memory be eternal 🙏.

  3. Robin Anderson -John Anderson’s cousin on August 25, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    My Condolences

  4. Al Rosemond on August 26, 2023 at 8:53 am

    RIP my old loyal friend!!!! Al Rosemond

  5. Helen & Marie Gendron on August 29, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He had a long battle with this disease. We are glad now that he is at peace & free of pain. With much love, Auntie Helen & Cousin Marie

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