Amkha Phanthavong Utica Amkha Phanthavong 66, of Utica passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born on January 1, 1953 in Laos a daughter of the later Mei and Chanlea Thommavongsa. On June 10, 1970 in Laos she was united in marriage to Khamsouk Phanthavong a blessed union filled with much love and devotion. She came to America on March 31, 1982 along with her husband, two sisters, four children. Amkha was employed at one time with Tartan Textile and more recently with Meyda Tiffany in Yorkville where she was employed for many years. She was an active member of the Wat Lao Samakitham Buddhist Temple in Castle Creek, NY. Amkha was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, and great grandmother. She cherished the time that she spent with her family especially her adored children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook who loved cooking for her family and friends. She was very active in her children’s restaurants in Utica, and Maine where she could be seen many times working in the kitchen preparing many wonderful dishes from her native homeland. She loved traveling to Laos to visit her family. She is survived by her husband Khamsouk, her children, a son, Hatsana (Tharya) Phanthavong of Bar Harbor, Maine, Chitsana (John) Sheaffer of Whitesboro, Matsa (EJ) Felder of Chicago, Manonh (Lori) Phanthavong of Portland, Maine, and Jonann (Nick) Velardi of Utica. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, Brendan, Dominick, Isaac, Aiden, Roman, Victoria, Lillian, Mason, Elijah, Lucy, Aveeya, Aaliyah, and two great grandchildren, Carson and Callie. She leaves two sisters, Kamy (Phouphit) of Johnson City, NY and Manivanh (Veuy) Keoonela of Clarks Summit, PA. She leaves many sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews and friends near and far. Buddhist services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM at the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc. 40 Main St. in Whitesboro. Cremation will follow the service at the Waterville Crematory in Waterville. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. I n lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Wat Lao Samakitham in Amkha’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For online expressions of sympathy please go to www.dimblebyfh.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Amkha Phanthavong 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Holland Patent, state: New York