Reverend Pham Q. Thuy, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 81.
Father Thuy was born on July 10, 1936, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He was educated at Puginier Elementary School in Hanoi, and Mossard High School in Saigon. He graduated from Hue University and attended Corpus Christi Seminary, graduating in 1973. Father Thuy was ordained to the priesthood on February 18, 1973 in Melbourne, Australia. He did his post-graduate studies at Fordham University in New York City, New York. Father Thuy was incardinated into the Diocese of Richmond by Bishop Walter F. Sullivan on January 1, 1996.
A faithful priest of the Diocese of Richmond for 21 years, Father Thuy served in the following parishes: Saint John, Highland Springs (1986-1989); Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond (1989-1990); Our Lady of Lavang, Norfolk (1990-1995) and Saint Edward the Confessor, Richmond (2002-2003).
The following is information regarding visitation and funeral Mass for Father Thuy:
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 20th, 5:00 to 10:00 pm at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
The funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, October 21st at Our Lady of Lavang – Vietnam Catholic Church, 409 Campostella Road, Norfolk VA 23533.
Please remember Father Thuy and his family in your prayers.