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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Mat Thi Pham

October 7, 1932May 15, 2020

Mat Thi Pham entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the age of 87. Mat is preceded in death by her husband Thai Nguyen. Loving mother to Hy-Vong (Hoa), Mai (Son), Thang (Hue), Thanh (Tuyet), Tien (Mai), Tuyet (Khai), Toi (Phan), Phong (Mai), Nhung (Si), Oanh (Tuan) and Thomas (Trina). Grandmother to Thien-Nga (Eric), Hoang (Tien), My-Hanh (Patrick), Bich-Ngoc (Bernard), Huan, Bao, Ly-Ly, Thy-Lynn, Thien, Thuan, Huy, Khiem, Ethan, Hieu, Truc, Hannah, Emma, Anna, Tam, Brandon, Megan, Cecilia, Thuy-Van, Lucy, Madison, Catherine, Mai-Lan, and Benjamin. Great Grandmother to Haley, Huyen, Logan, Thai-Hien, Isabella & Parker.

Mat was born in Vietnam in 1932 and came to the United States in 1975. A longtime resident of New Orleans, she worked as a refinisher for Dubos Refinishers for many years before retiring in 1993. She stayed active in her community of Versailles, annually supplying the community banh chung to celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, while also making other Vietnamese sweet & savory dishes to sell at the Saturday Vietnamese Farmer’s Market with the help of her children & grandchildren. An active member of Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, she devoted her time with the Women’s Auxiliary, Cursillo de Colores & the 6:30 AM Mass choir. She enjoyed tending to her backyard garden and occasionally enjoying a piece of Popeye’s chicken.

A private memorial mass will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6PM at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church. On Saturday, May 23, 2020, a private Mass of Catholic Burial will begin at 10AM at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church. An interment will follow at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Relatives and friends may view proceedings of Saturday’s services online at http://everloved.com/life-of/mat-pham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mat Pham to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency or to the American Diabetes Association.

Services

  • VISITATION

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • VISITATION

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • FUNERAL MASS

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • FUNERAL MASS

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

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