Alice Moy Eng Young
Born in Chinatown, New York. Entered Into Eternal Rest, New York Hospital of Queens, Flushing, NY.
Alice Eng Young, age 97 of Flushing, New York, passed away peacefully from the complications of pneumonia, in New York Hospital Queens, in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in the presence of, three of her children, Ronald "Ron", Judith "Judy", and Allan. Her primary caregiver, her other child, Linda Young Joe, had spent the previous afternoon, night, and morning by her bedside advocating for her and was home resting. Grandchildren, Miranda, Bernadette, and Jeffrey had also visited the evening before.
'Alice was born Moy Bow-Goon on April 11, 1918 at home at 37 Mott Street in Manhattan Chinatown. As a child, she picked the name "Alice", from Alice In Wonderland.
She attended the Catholic school in Chinatown, followed by Public School 23, Wadleigh High School, Hunter College, and Hong Kong University, before earning her bachelors degree from New York University in the School of Commerce.
She married Joseph Eng Young on Saturday, the first of June 1940, in New York City. He passed away during the time of the opening ceremony of the Olympics in China, August 9, 2008. His life and death are covered in the Google Site: https://sites.google.com/site/josephengyoung/
The OCA Long Island Chapter published an extract(in OCA Long Island newsletter, starting on page 2) of an autobiography in 2009. Alice's life after the autobiography is highlighted in the Memory given by Cecilia Mandap and the Music, first played in her youth, performed by Alice with the encouragement of Cecilia.
Her father was Moy Wong-Nie, from Duanfen, Taishan, Guangdong, China. Two of his brothers and his sister also came to the United States, and Alice has many cousins, nephews and nieces descended from them. She was the second child of her mother, Ng Gum-Moy, from Naw Ngan, Taishan, Guangdong, China. Her father had five brothers and a sister, most of whom came to the United States and/or sent descendents, and Alice also has many cousins, nephews and nieces descended from them.
Alice is survived by her brother, Dai Moy, and her sister, Jun Judy Eng. A sister and step-mother predeceased her birth, in China. Her favorite older half-brother, Woon Guay, who help care for her after her mother died in childbirth, passed away when she was still a child. Alice was preceded in death by her sisters Margaret Yee, Carolyn "Kingie" Gong, Jean "Geegie" Kim-Eng, Sylvia "Yungie" Moy, brother George "Foogie" Moy, sister Lora "Oigie" Chieu, and Dock Toon, who died shortly after birth. Alice was also preceded in death by the children of her father and her stepmother,Chin Yik-Foon, who were Bong "Bongie" Moy(Anna), Gow "Gowgie" Moy, Phyllis "Lingie" Tsang(Robert), Frances "Cugie" Pace, Ellen Chu(Sherwood), Victor Moy, and Daniel Moy. Besides her parents, her stepmother, Chin Yik-Foon, also predeceased her.
Alice is survived by her children: Ronald(Jean Au), Judith "Judy", Linda Joe(the Late Daniel Joe), and Allan(Lucy Koteen). She is also survived by grandchildren, Evan, Lauren Ngongang(Yann), Miranda Joe, Bernadette Farina(Paul), Jeffrey, and Nicholas, as well as twin great-granddaughters, Zoe and Gabrielle Ngongang