MANCHESTER - Mai Truong, 73, of Manchester passed away peacefully at home Nov. 11, 2012, with his loving family surrounding him.
Mai was born in Hue, Vietnam on Feb. 20, 1939, the son of Thu Truong and Heo Thi Van. After graduating from military school, he joined the military of the Republic of Vietnam. He was quickly promoted to captain of an artillery unit.
After the Vietnam War was over, he was sent to a concentration camp for eight years. When he got back from the concentration camp and joined his family he filed the paperwork to be considered to move to the U.S. When that was approved, he moved to the United States in 1998 with four of his nine children and was employed at General Cable as a machine operator until retirement in 2008.
Mai loved to read, travel and play with his grandchildren. He also loved to take a long walk every day with his wife.
Mai is survived by his beloved wife, Sung Thi Le; seven sons, Dung Truong of Vietnam, Le Truong of Vietnam, Tuan Truong of Vietnam, Huy Truong of Manchester, Hoang Truong of Vietnam, Son Truong of Manchester and Phu Truong of Manchester; two daughters, Huyen Van Thi Truong of Vietnam and Thuy Duong Truong of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Tung Truong and Huong Truong, both of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mao Truong of Vietnam and Lanh Thi Truong of Seattle, Wash., 24 grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
SERVICES: The family will receive visitors Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 8 p.m. at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St. in Manchester.
A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home and continue at Phuoc Dien Temple on Auburn Street. Mai will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Manchester office, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or check service information, please go to www.phaneuf.net