Many “Lee” Pho-Taing, age 34, of Lowell, Massachusetts, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital after a courageous battle with lymphoma. She was a devoted mother, a small business leader, and a force for magic and joy downtown.
She was married to Seng Taing, with whom she celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary before her passing. Born in Khoa-I-Dang, Thailand, she was the daughter of the Bunthoeun Bau and Na Choun of Brockton, Massachusetts.
She was raised in Brockton, attended Brockton High School, and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 2000. She graduated Massasoit Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She was most recently attending UMass Lowell for Business Management. Her goal was to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Business.
Many Lee Pho-Taing started her career in business at Atlantic Plant Maintenance in Watertown. She left the plant as the North Regent Office Coordinator after working for over ten years. She began creating custom cakes and cookies for friends and family from the kitchen of her home in 2011 and the compliments kept rolling in. Her husband, Seng encouraged her to “just do it” and open the bakery she longed for. She opened her own business with her husband in February of 2013. Many Pho-Taing was the proud owner and operator of Little Delights Bakery in Historic Downtown Lowell.
She was actively involved with a lot of projects and events in Lowell with #shoplowell and VisitDTL (Downtown Lowell). We decided to create this festival in her memory to honor her dedication to magic, downtown, and family.