SANG--Nancy S. M. (Hou), age 87, of Brookline, Massachusetts, passed away after a brief illness on June 6, 2014. Devoted wife of the late Heng-Kang Sang; mother of Delia N. Sang and her husband, Mark S. Hughes, of Brookline; Daniel N. Sang and his partner, Eleanor H. Powers, of New York; and Christine N. Sang and her husband B. Kemp Dolliver, of Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is survived by her beloved sisters, Diana H. Yeh and Evelyn H. Huang, and her dear brothers, David H. Hou and Roger H. Hou. Beloved grandmother of Michael S. Hughes and Alexandra S. Dolliver. Prior to moving to Brookline, she was a resident of Jamaica Estates, New York. She traveled extensively to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East with her husband, who was an economist with the United Nations and Nankai University, China, and lived for extended periods of time abroad. Mrs. Sang enjoyed Chinese history and arts, animated political discussions, classical poetry, and Western and Chinese orchestral and chamber music, and was an avid patron of local Chinese Opera in the greater Boston area and, prior to that, the Peking Opera Society in New York. She enjoyed many years as Principal of the International Chinese School in New York, and taught Chinese language classes at the United Nations. She served on the Friends' of the Queens' Library Committee in Flushing, and was a longtime advocate of lecture and concert programs at the library, as well as being active in campaigning for their fund-raising and legislative efforts for its funding. Family and friends will honor and remember Mrs. Sang's life on Saturday, June 21st from 9 to 11:30am, at Lehman, Reen & McNamara, 63 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts. Interment will follow at the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Sang's memory may be made to The Nancy Sang Memorial Education Fund, Hebrew Senior Life-Development Office, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.
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Published in The New York Times on June 19, 2014