Kham Rathsombath of Lowell

1953 - 2021


December 10, 2021
5 - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863


December 11, 2021
12 Noon
Dolan Funeral Home

Kham Rathsombath, age 68 of Lowell, MA passed away on December 01, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital.

Kham, along with his wife and 3 young children, immigrated from Laos to the United States in 1981.  He dedicated the following years to education and earned an Associate Degree from the American River College in Sacramento, CA.  In 1990, Kham relocated his family to Lowell, MA to begin career as a technician for Analog Devices in Wilmington, MA.  He was extremely hardworking and enthusiastic about his occupation; he proudly dedicated 30+ years  to his job and retired in 2020.

Kham devoted every minute of retirement to his wife, children and grandchildren.  They were his passion.  He is lovingly “Papa” to his grandchildren.  Papa and Mama insisted on caring for their grandchildren and putting off daycare for as long as possible to maximize every opportunity to be with them and watch them grow. To his children, he was the first point of contact when anything in their home/shop broke.  Fixing things for his children was his favorite hobby.  In the past year he was a constant at the family restaurant, Lao de Café, and took care of all things needed ranging from stocking inventory to head chef.

His loyalty and generosity extended to all friends.  They know him for his sweet kindness and gentle smile.  To Kham, his friends were family.

Kham is survived by his wife: Jan Rathsombath of Lowell, MA

Children:  Susie Rathsombath of Lowell, MA

Ricky Rathsombath of Lowell, MA

Bobby and Sandy of Dracut, MA

Goddaughter:  Christina Inthirath of Lowell, MA

Grandchildren:  Carsyn and Hazel

Sisters, in-laws, cousins and many nieces and nephews here in the United States and in Laos.

Visiting hours Friday December 10th, 5 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST.CHELMSFORD.

Funeral Saturday December 11th at 12Noon from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST.CHELMSFORD followed by a procession to Merrimack Crematory, 10 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack NH 03054.. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

Alms Giving Sunday, December 12th at the family home

1 Condolences for Kham Rathsombath of Lowell

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    Brenda Crumpler


    Uncle, I still can’t believe you’re gone. It’s so unreal to me. Words cannot describe my heartbreak ? and pain. You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace uncle. Until we meet again. I LOVE YOU so much!!!! ? Your niece, Sone

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