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An Van Vu

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Of Revere.  Passed away peacefully at his oldest son’s home during the early morning of February 16, 2023 after a short battle with lung cancer, at the age of 91. He was the loving husband to the late Hien Thi Tran with whom they raised seven children. Beloved father to Huong Minh Vu and her husband Hiep Vo of Peabody, Nam Vu and his wife Phan Nguyen of Revere, Oanh Vu of Revere, Kim Vu and her husband Dung Dang of Charlotte, NC, Thuy Vu and her husband Hung Pham of Peabody, Dung Vu and his wife Duyen Vo of Quincy, and Phung Vu and her husband Lung Nguyen of Houston, TX. Cherished grandfather to Mai Milan and her husband Matthew, Anh Mahoney Burroughs and her husband Frank, Duy Vo, Linh Newcomb and her husband James, Nhan Vu, Billy Dang, Kathy Dang, Theresa Pham and her fiancé Montreal, Kevin Pham, David Vu, Davion Vu, Drayden Vu, Nhi Nguyen and Tram Nguyen. Cherished great-grandfather of four boys: Isaac, Ian, Isaiah and Jason. An is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and friends.

An was born in Ha Nam, Vietnam, in 1932, one of five children. At the age of 22, he and his wife moved to Saigon. He entered the Naval Academy in 1962 and moved on to become a Lieutenant Commander in the South Vietnamese Navy until 1975. An spent seven years away from his family after the fall of Saigon, with his children eventually being separated in Vietnam and the US. In 1992, he immigrated to the US with his wife and 4 of his 7 children. Ultimately, his lifelong devotion to reuniting his family was achieved in 2008. An loved spending time with his family and cherished the time he had with his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, caring for his late wife until her last days. Until his recent passing, he was a strong and motivational patriarch to a number of loved ones. He leaves behind a legacy rooted in faith, family and honor. An’s life is a testimony to these beliefs and continues on in his family and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Friday, February 24, 2023 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, February 25th at Saint Clement Church, 64 Warner St, Medford at 10:00 AM followed by cremation at Woodlawn Cemetery.


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