Maria Nu Thi Nguyen, mother of Father Petrus Binh Hoang, died Feb. 9. She was 87. 

Mrs. Nguyen was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Northern Vietnam. In 1954, due to the war, she and her husband moved their children to Da Nang City. In 1972, her husband passed away and she was left to raise 11 children on her own. She came to the United States in 1988, with her two youngest children. She had helped six of her children escape communist rule previously.

She was mother to 11 children and 25 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Stephen Church.