Rita F. Hong
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Rita F. Hong, 94, of Wallingford, CT, formerly of Queens, New York passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. She was the loving wife of the late Wing Hong of New York, who was the first man of Chinese descent to be honored as the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of the New York State Royal Arch Masons. Rita, born in New York City, April 9, 1927, a third generation Chinese American and was the daughter of Edwin and Sarah (Lom) Lancoon. Her earlier days were spent working at the Brooklyn Naval Base as an administrative assistant. Rita's great passions were dancing, playing Wii bowling with her grandchildren, and playing Mah Jong with her friends and family. Her charitable involvement for the Chinese Center of Long Island, Chinese Circle of Long Island and Masonic life were her greatest pleasures. Rita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sara and Alain Robert of New Canaan, CT; her son Edwin Hong of Orlando, FL; and her grandchildren, Ian Robert of NYC and Victoria Hong of Orlando. A video of Rita's funeral service can be viewed on her online obituary page located at www.wallingfordfh.com. Interment was in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Flushing, NY. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492 and the Get About, PO Box 224, New Canaan, CT 06840.