OBITUARY

Lien Nguyen Pham

December 26, 1930June 3, 2021

Lien Nguyen Pham, 90, passed away on June 3, 2021.

Born in Vietnam, Lien Nguyen P had been a resident of Akron for almost 50 years. She was a devoted wife through thick and thin, and a loving mother and grandmother throughout her life. With a steady hand and quiet wisdom, she had been the anchor of the family through times of joy and moments of sorrow. During her husband’s years as a diplomat in Southeast Asian countries, she served as his reliable partner in organizing diplomatic gatherings for international ambassadors and high officials. After retiring from St. Thomas Hospital, she enjoyed sharing her culinary specialties with her family, and graced her young grandchildren with beautiful knitworks. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and supported multiple charities. On June 3, she joined her loving husband to be in God’s merciful and adoring embrace.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday June 12, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church 44 University Ave, Akron, OH 44308. Calling hours will be on Friday June 11, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT at Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44333. Interment is at Rose Hill Burial Park.

VIDEO- In Memory Of Lien Pham: https://youtu.be/051N45tzdpk

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

Memories

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Tuyet Pham

June 15, 2021

To my angel Mother,
I am forever grateful for all your dedication, sacrifices and unconditional love to me and to my children. You were an amazing mom and a wonderful grandmother to Elaine, James and Hanna. We are blessed to have you in our lives.
May you rest in peace and may the Lord light your way and guide you to the glorious everlasting life.
I love you and will miss you dearly!
Tuyet

Nang Pham

June 13, 2021

Mom,
Thank you for all that you were to me. You were an amazing Mother and Grandmother, and we miss you so much already. Your life gave me life…and life is a journey filled with moments and events that are imprinted in memory.

In my memory journal…

I remember you were there sitting outside my elementary class helping me cope with my anxiety and fear of going to school.
You were there to all my graduations in the US.

I remember you were there helping me get my first paying job.
You were there helping me buying my first new car and persuaded Dad to go along.

I remember you were there for the first time post-Vietnam Reunification to meet your long lost brothers and sisters and later agreed meeting my future wife.
You were there to my Son and Daughter when they were born and on their first and many birthdays.

There are so much more I remember that you were there and I cherish in my mind and heart. Living forward, I know you will be there in spirit with me and with all of us.

Thank you for your tender care and sacrifice and most of all thank you for your Unconditional Love. Good bye for now…until me meet again.

I love you Mom,
Nang with Hoa, Minh and Mai

Nga Giao

June 12, 2021

My earliest memory of bác Cả Gái was in the summer of 1979 when my mom and I arrived to America-Ohio-Akron - her house on Frederick Avenue late at night.
She asked if I wanted to take a shower before bed; I remember not wanting to because I was cold. She told me not to worry and that she had ‘hot water’ (the concept of a hot shower was foreign to me at the time). Her gentle demeanor calmed an anxious ten year old that night.

I was fortunate to grow up within walking distance to her house. I remember looking forward to her specialty cuisine Miến gà (?) during the yearly remembrance meals of our ancestors.

To this day, a hot shower and a bowl of piping hot soup is still my go-to comfort habit because of my kindhearted bác Cả Gái.

Please Rest In Peace…

With love,
cháu Nga

Hoa Pham

June 12, 2021

Mother, as you travel beyond the horizon, please know that we will carry forth your torch of generosity, dedication and love. I am already missing you, and will miss you dearly in the days and years to come. But, I also know that you will quietly wipe my tears and remind me that you are near, always in my heart. May God receive you into His everlasting home. Forever Love - your #3

Hoang Pham

June 11, 2021

Mom, your hair was black and turned grey as you worked so hard to raise a family. I see your sweat and pain through the years of caring for us. Yet, you always have a smile when you look at your children, grandchildren, and new fourth generation as they grow and expand the Pham clan. To me, this is a grandeur sacrifice; I will always cherish and live by your teachings. Your devotion is deeply felt by all impacted by you. Even though you bid us farewell, you are forever in our hearts.

Love,
Hoang, Chu, Phuong (Sheyda), Dung (Jonathan), Quynh (Nikolai), Liam

Sue May Wong

June 11, 2021

Grandma, as I think of my memories of you, they are always about love and your sacrifices for the people you love. You and Grandpa were my first penpals, writing long letters and sending cards to each other since I was old enough to write. And then there were the phone calls at the wee hours of the morning, since we were half a world away. Through the physical distance I still felt your love and your warmth. Thank you for being my Grandma. I love you and till we meet again.

Lam Huynh

June 11, 2021

My memory of bác Cả Gái is she is taller than most bác Gai', she is always smiling and helping bà ngoại preparing giỗ with other bác. I wish i have more recent memory of her but she is now reunited with bác Cả after 40 some years?
God bless her soul
Lam

Quynh Giao Pham

June 11, 2021

Mom, my lasting memories of you are simple: a hard-working and passionate figure of strength who loved her family immensely, even when times were tough. Mom, thank you for everything you’ve given me—I always remember and treasure the memories of you taking care of me like a little 'queen'. I learned well your unwritten rule that I must come home no matter how far away I was. I will cherish always the yearly family reunion with you as the heart of the family, all the yummy food and parties, and the beautiful hand knitted sweaters with unique designs that you customized to fit me. The baby doll with your handmade knitted outfit, which is still sitting on my bookshelf, now takes on a deeper meaning for me. Timeless are the moments you and I spent together working on crafts and coloring books during your last few years. You have given me everything that I need.

Mom, your memory will live on forever in all of our hearts.

Daughter
Quynh Giao

Hien Pham

June 11, 2021

You had been my champion and hero all throught my life. I have always looked up to you for inspiration, wisdom and advice. You had been a great wife, an adorable mother and a beloved grandmother and an inspiring great grandmother. In my eyes you still are!
Rest in peace.
I Love you always.
Your son, Hien

Thien Huong Elaine Pham

June 10, 2021

Mummy Dearest,
There are no goodbyes for us,
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
Till we meet again. I love you Mum.
Daughter
Thien Huong Elaine.

FROM THE FAMILY