Chinh Tran, 93, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved widow of the late Chung Hon Thai who passed away in 1980. She was born on December 31, 1928, in Vinh Long, of Cuu Long Province, Vietnam.
Chinh birthed 8 children but mothered 10, raising 2 nephews. Her indomitable spirit never settled for mediocrity, and she envisioned a brighter future for all the children she raised. She supported her family by running a business selling varieties of rice by the river in Vinh Long. Even through the harshest times of poverty and political strife, she provided shelter, food, discipline, money for school, and taught them to be resourceful, respectful, but relentless in their pursuit of a prosperous future. She nurtured that steadfast spirit in all her children and guided them to pursue their dreams with relentlessness, but also to support family first and foremost in all regards. Because of her limitless inner strength, she did all this even after her husband passed away in 1980. With grace and humility, as her vision unfolded and all her children found their futures in America, she made sure to give back to her community through years of charitable endeavors and donations in Vietnam. She had a generous, compassionate, and indomitable spirit that made sure her family ties remain unbreakable, no matter the distances or differences.
Chinh was a grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Even with little to no education, she conquered every obstacle and found fulfillment in her role as caretaker and spiritual guide for a very big family. Like the wayward boats full of refugees that first brought her children to America, she bolstered them physically and spiritually and they will miss her dearly. She was truly beloved to all her children and her memory will forever be a part of their continuing journey as they pass down a legacy she alone built.
On Monday, August 15, 2022 all are welcome to attend her funeral service from 8-9 a.m. at Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, 978-452-6361.
Visitation will follow from 9 – 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
At 9:45 her funeral procession will follow to Merrimack Cremation Service, 10 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, NH, for her funeral service in the chapel from 10:30-11:15 a.m.