Obituary of Philip Luongo
Philip A Luongo, married for 70 years, passed away at the Academy Manor Nursing Care Facility in Andover on Thursday morning, February 19, 2009. He was 93 years old.
Philip was born in Boston, the son of Italian immigrants, the late Dominic & Antonetta Luongo. He grew up and was educated in East Boston. He served in the Army during WW II as a Corporal. As a member of the Company B 709th Military Police Battalion, he saw action in Italy, Northern France and Germany. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and WW II Victory Medal.
Philip was a retired Custodian at Sears Department Stores in Allston. He enjoyed the sport of Dog Racing, and shared many good times with his friends at the track. His greatest achievement was that of family. He was the loving and devoted husband to his wife Edna for 70 years. He was blessed to have a extremely close family bond with his son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren , and great grandchildren. He will be terribly missed by all of his family.
Philip was the husband of Edna (Christopher) Luongo. Son of the late Dominic and Antonetta Luongo. Father of Philip & his wife Anne of Burlington & West Dennis. Proud grandfather of Annemarie Fowler & her husband Ken of Tewksbury and Philip Luongo, III of Reading. Great grandfather of Michael & Alexandra, who affectionately called him “Papa without the Mustache”. He shared a lifetime of friendship, memories, & adventures with his sister & brother-in-laws; Helen & George Consolazio and Louise & Peter Romagna all of Burlington.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Monday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 3-6 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.