IN MEMORY OF HERBERT WING 1961-2009
It is with a heavy heart that I share word of the passing of Herb Wing who died last night in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack last Saturday. Herb was a great husband, father, coach, friend and neighbor to those who were fortunate to know him including myself. He was only 47 years old.
Herb’s house is just down the street from mine and our kids have played together both in our yards and on the ball fields many times over the years. The bus stop is at the corner of my yard, and every day Herb could be counted on to walk his boys the short 1/2 block to wait for the bus, just to spend time with them. I always enjoyed chatting with him and was happy to loan him my ladder to fight the ice-dams that caused roof leaks this past winter.
Herb was the Major League Coordinator for Littleton Youth Baseball and my son Matt had high hopes to play on his team this upcoming season because of his competitive nature and excellent coaching ability. Herb could always be counted on for a ready smile, especially when I told him that he was separated at birth from Carleton Fiske (really uncanny resemblance). He would always make a point of saying “Hi” with a wave if he passed me while I was directing traffic. He is survived by his wife Rose, his boys Justin (9) and Michael (12), and their dog Lakota. Our lives are so much emptier because of this terrible loss, but my prayer is that God drafted Herb to help a team in heaven…
To Make A Donation:
An account has been established at Northern Bank and Trust to help Rose, Michael and Justin. The bank has indicated that all contributions must include the specific PO number in the address, or they won’t be delivered. Also, the bank will save all cards that accompany contributions, and they will be given to Rose, Michael and Justin. Contributions may be sent to the following address:
Friends of the Wing Family Fund
Northern Bank and Trust
PO Box 597
265 Great Road
Littleton, MA 01460
- Visiting Hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton MA: Mon. 3/23 2-4 pm & 6-9 pm.
- Funeral Services will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton MA: Tues. 3/24 10 am. Burial at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton MA.
- In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of the Wing Family Fund.