Cartwright Funeral Homes


NGUYEN, Hue Duc, 77, of Northborough and Quincy, Massachusetts, passed away on December 24, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a loyal friend to many. Hue was a modest, humble and generous man with a big smile and a loud laugh.

Born in Vietnam, Hue was the second eldest in a family of 11 children. He graduated from La Salle Taberd High School in Saigon, Class of 1960. He went on to receive a BA from the University of Saigon and studied for a JD at Saigon Law School. He met and married Tuyet Ho in 1964. They settled in Saigon and had three children. During that time, Hue served as Captain in the South Vietnamese Air Force.

Saigon was under siege by the North Vietnamese in April, 1975. Hue was evacuated with other army officers. Before he left, he instructed a trusted assistant to let his wife know that he will find a way to return for his family. Tuyet was left behind with their 3 small children. With help from one of Hue’s brothers, she managed to find passage for the family on an outgoing vessel. Tuyet and her children were transported to Guam, a US-established relocation processing center. The family was processed and was shipped to a resettlement center in the US, Fort Indiantown Gap in PA.

Hue had also gone through a similar experience. He was shipped to a resettlement camp in CA, Camp Pendleton. Through the American Red Cross and the camp locator systems put in place to help reunite families, Hue was reunited with his family within several months of their separation. The family stayed at the Gap until August, when they learned they were matched with a sponsor who agreed to provide support until the family could become self-sufficient. They settled in Worcester, MA.

Hue went about the process of assimilating to the US, integrating into his new community and developing his career. He worked for HH Brown Shoe Co, Wright Line then joined IBM in 1982. While at IBM, he earned an MBA from Anna Maria College. Upon retiring from IBM, he went back to school and completed his JD from Massachusetts School of Law in 2000. He was in private practice until his death.

Hue loved holidays and get-togethers with family, singing karaoke with Tuyet and watching the New England Patriots.

He leaves behind his wife, children - Linh Nguyen, Trang (Steven) Collins, and Minh (Huong Lien) Nguyen, grandchildren - Madison Collins, Kayla and Emmie Nguyen and many brothers, sisters, in laws, nieces, nephews, and grandnephews.

Due to Covid-19, all services will be private. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph.

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