PHU BINH NGUYEN 1942-2022
Phu Binh Nguyen passed away peacefully at West Jefferson Medical Center on July 28, 2022. He was 80 years old.
Phu is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years Hong Thi Pham; his parents Nhung Nguyen and Len Thi Mai; his God parents Hau Thanh Phan and Dien Thi Nguyen; his siblings Thin Thi Nguyen, Tri Nguyen, and Lan Thi Nguyen; his son Loc Nguyen, and daughter Thuy Ngoc Nguyen.
Phu is survived by seven children, 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren: Tuyet (Bich) with children Mai, Phuong, Linh, Tran, and grandchildren Han, Thy, An An, Phong, Khang, Quan, Chi, and Bach; Yen (Cuong) with children Khoa, An, Vinh, and Thuong and her grandchildren Ngoc, Anh Thu, Pho, and Sam; Lien (Tien) with son Dustin; Thien (Lien) with children Trong,Thao, and Giang Tien; Anh (Tri) with children Justin, Ryan and Katie; Natalie Thanh (Tam) with children ThienVi, Vuong, Trieu, Nhi and Dinh; and Tutti (John) with children Ella, Emily, Elise and Elliot.
Phu is also survived by his brother Sy (Ngan) Nguyen and family in Vietnam; his God-siblings: Khai Phan in Milpitas CA, Hoa Phan in Vietnam, Nhuan Phan in Vietnam, Long Phan in Folsom CA, Dung Phan in Dallas TX, Duy Phan in Houston TX, Quynh Phan in Pensacola FL, Huan Phan in Houston TX, and Huyen Phan in Vietnam. Finally, Phu is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Born and raised in Vietnam, Phu was a farmer, a carpenter, a musician, and a highly skilled tailor. He was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of others before his own. He migrated his family to the United States on March 3, 1994 and resided in Gretna since. He registered as a parishioner at Saint Joseph Church in Algiers where he continued to practice his Catholic faith and instilled in each of us the importance of family, hard work, and doing what is right. He was a strong man who faced many challenges in life with courage and dignity. He was a source of inspiration, a role model, and best of all the spiritual pillar for his family. Phu will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to West Jefferson Emergency Department, Endocrinology, Urology, and Neurology for compassionate care, love, and support.
Family, relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral mass at Saint Joseph Church (Algiers) 6450 Kathy Ct. New Orleans LA 70131 on Saturday 9am. Interment will immediately follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery & Mausoleum 3450 US-90 West Avondale, LA 70094