BANGOR – “Mama Sing,” 80, died June 9, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. She was born July 19, 1929, in Canton, China. She ran Wongs Laundry in Pickering Square with her husband, Tom; and in-laws, Harry and Kim Wong. In 1968, she and her husband opened Sings Restaurant in Penobscot Plaza, where she worked until its closing in 1999. “Mama Sing” was a former member of Overseas Women’s Club and Filipino, Chinese, American Club. She was predeceased by her first husband of 45 years, Thomas W. Sing Sr.; and her second husband, Martin Cantor. Surviving are four children, Gene Sing and his wife, Jinah, of Cary, N.C., Tom A. Sing Jr. of Tampa, Fla., Amy Sing Prusaitis and her husband, Tom, of Bangor, and Arthur Sing and his wife, Terri, of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, Lori Sing and her husband, Shaun Kennedy, of Old Orchard Beach, Gene W. Sing of Panama City, Fla., Rebecca Croce and her husband, Andrew, of Bangor, Thomas Michael Sing and his wife, Becca, of Farmingdale, Jamie Sing of Cary, N.C., Shelby Wong Sing of Kennebunk, Brian Sing of Portland, Tyler Sing of Windham, Aaron and Andy Prusaitis of Bangor and William and Chynna Sing of Portland, Ore.; six great-grandchildren, Alexis and Colby Sing of Farmingdale, Caleb Congdon of Kennebunk, Oscar and Tessa Croce of Bangor, and Shayleigh Kennedy of Old Orchard Beach; niece, Morlene Wong and her husband, Ben Moore, and their daughter, Sarah, of Ashville, N.C.; nephew, John Wong of Brewer; cousins, Stephen Wong and his wife, Teresa, of Brewer and Kam Oi Wong of Brewer; several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. An informal gathering for family and friends will be held noon-3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. Gifts in memory of “Mama Sing” may be sent to the Thomas W. and Janet M. Sing Scholarship Fund, attention Alan Kochis, Bangor School Dept., 73 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
JANET SING CANTOR
Posted June 09, 2010, at 7:36 p.m.