OBITUARY

Rosie Chen

February 22, 1936October 6, 2021
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In Celebration of

Rosie Chen

Rosie Chen, Mother and Grandmother passed away Wed, October 6, 2021 of complications due to lung cancer.

A single mother of 2 boys “Teddy” and “Troy” Chen. Her legacy lives on through her son, Teddy, wife Tracy and his 2 Children…Granddaughter was also named after Rosie in her honor. She also leaves behind Sisters: Lily, her husband Otto and family, Elsie and her nieces Mireille and Monique and her Brother: Wallace, wife Helene and family….Her nieces, nephews, and her grand nieces/nephews.

Growing up in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand she spoke several languages and was a childhood concert pianist. After immigrating to the United States for university, she became a successful business owner of several business. Later she gave that up to personally raise her 2 children. Eventually she returned to work as an Executive Assistant until she retired.

As a passionate gourmet, she loved good international cuisine especially Afghan, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, seafood.... She was an avid and great cook herself often preparing dinner parties or dishes for friends and family in her formative years. Following that passion, she also loved to travel, cruises, dancing, shopping, visiting friends, good movies, music, and conversation. She felt she lived a very blessed life with great family and friends. She was extremely close to her Brother and Sisters (and their spouses) who always took great care of her. Especially of note her sister Elsie and now departed husband, Gary, and their 2 daughters who always took personal love and care for her. Rosie chose to spend her retirement years in Maryland to remain close to them.

Love and blessings from her and her family!

Rosie Chen, age 85, of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Rosie was born February 22, 1936 in Hong Kong.

A Visitation for Rosie will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904. The Funeral Service will be Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904. With the Committal Service, Prayers and Burial taking place Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906.

Fond memories, images, and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com for the Chen family.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Committal Prayers and Burial

    Monday, October 18, 2021

Memories

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Elaine Lea-Chou

October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss Ted and family. Auntie Rosie was so kind to us over the years and had a big open heart for family get togethers whether it be in the white house or at Ocean City. I want to thank Ted for arranging the virtual service so we could all join and hear his words on his mother and what she meant to him. Condolences and Ted, your mom lives on on you. Peace.

Daniel Wong

October 17, 2021

We met Rosie long time ago, around the seventies, because of Wallace and my sister Helene. We remembered all those family gathering at Wallace's house every time Rosie came to California. In our memory, Rosie was a very nice person and she always gave us a very warm feeling when we had a chat with her. Although we did not have a lot of occasions getting together with her, but each time we met it was a joy. We remembered very well her pleasant smiling face and that will be in our memory forever.

To all Rosie's family and friends, we share your griefs.

RIP Rosie, we are honored to have you as a friend.

Daniel & Christina Wong

Wallace Chan

October 16, 2021

Dear Ted and family,
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Rosie was a treasure in our lives. Her gentle soul will always be in our hearts. She was the kindest, most thoughtful, and caring person we have ever known. Your mother was a gem. She always remembered everyone’s birthday in our family. She would select the most beautiful card for each one of us and with the most thoughtful wordings that resonated with her sentiments and feelings. We will always remember the special times your mother, you and your brother Troy spent with us, the gourmet dinners we shared together, the crab feasts in Maryland, the yummy lacey cookies she made for us, and the lovely gifts your mother brought to our daughters each time she came home from her visits to Thailand. Your dear mother was such a beautiful soul. She was so loved by everyone who knew her. We deeply miss her. We will never forget her and are grateful to have had her in our lives. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow.
Love,
Uncle Wallace & Auntie Helene

Darnita Goodwin

October 16, 2021

You were such a jewel. You touched everyone you came in contact with with a kind word and a million dollar smile! You will be greatly missed, but God has another angel. Troy your beloved son was one and now you! RIP Rosie!

Mireille Comstock

October 16, 2021

Random Memories of my Auntie Rosie…
Lace cookies
Cream caramel
Garlic Maggie steak
Her teeth like pearls … (our inside joke)
Princess & Sam
Her looks of a movie star
Her black and white JAL picture
Her fox fur collar coat
Her tiny body driving a huge Cadillac
The mole on the side of her face
Our trips to Ocean City & eating crabs
Lunches & dinners together year after year always coming together as one whole family
All her thoughtful and carefully chosen birthday cards
Her smile … no matter how hard things in got in life. (She was a fighter)
How strong she was to raise two boys practically alone … Teddy & Troy…my cousins…who are like brothers to myself and Monique.
How she loved her sister Elsie .. two sisters who were inseparable.

She be missed but our memories of Auntie shall live on in our hearts.

Love you Auntie Rosie and I hope you are now having fun again with Troy up there in Heaven. (Say hello to my dad for us )

Teddy & Mom…Monique…I’m sorry Stefano and I cannot be there in person to celebrate her life together .

Condolences also to Auntie Lily and Uncle Wallace for the loss of their beloved sister.

Love to all from
Mireille & Stefano

Michael & Ursula Man

October 15, 2021

Dear Ted and family,

Very sorry about your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Michael and Ursula Man

Carmen Salzburg

October 15, 2021

My deepest condolences and prayers go to the Chen family. Remembering Rosie's wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!

James Ng

October 14, 2021

James Ng

October 14, 2021

Dear Ted & Family,

So sorry for the passing of your loving mom. May cherished memories sustain you through these times.

Love,

James, Jennifer, Jeremiah & Jonathan Ng

Paul Man

October 14, 2021

Dear Ted and family
Our deepest condolences for your loss.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ellen & Paul Man.

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Biography

Growing up in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand Rosie spoke several languages and was a childhood concert pianist and a Japan Airlines Flight attendant. After immigrating to the United States for university, she became a successful business owner of several businesses. Later she gave that up to personally raise her 2 children. Eventually she returned to work as an Executive Assistant until she retired.

As a passionate gourmet, she loved good international cuisine especially Afghan, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, seafood.... She was an avid and great cook herself often preparing dinner parties or dishes for friends and family in her formative years. Following that passion, she also loved to travel, cruises, dancing, shopping, visiting friends, good movies, music, conversation and a good cup of tea....being a mother to her 2 boys, a sister, a grandmother, friend, auntie to her nieces and nephews and also those she met along the way. She was a favorite Auntie to many as she always treated them well and she always had a stash of candy. Dear and kind friend to many great people. She had a good sense of humor and loved to watch reruns on TV especially James Bond movies, Rush Hour and recently Fast and Furious.