Cartwright Funeral Homes


LUNG, Derek J., of Braintree, formerly of Holbrook, passed away peacefully, after a long illness from MSA, on December 25, 2022, at the age of 61. Born in Boston, Derek grew up in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School. He later went on to graduate from Northeastern University. Derek had worked for many years as a Lead Site Activation Engineer for Jacobs Technology. He also worked at the Aloha Restaurant in Hingham and Fantasy Island Restaurant in Salem. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Boston Celtics. A devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Derek will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Derek was the former husband of Inthira “Noon” Lung. Loving father of Phak Phum “Drew” Papano. Dear son of the late Barney Lung and Roberta Chin. Devoted brother of Denise J. Galotti and her partner Michael J. McKenney of Holbrook, Susan J. Chin of Braintree and the late Nelson K. Chin and Darlene J. Lung. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and a great nephew. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 29th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St. (RT. 37), Holbrook. A Service will be held on Friday, December 30th, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home. A burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Holbrook. To leave a message for the family, visit

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