Father Andrew Tu Minh Nguyen, who has served the Vietnamese Community of Western New York since 2001, died March 3, 2020. He was 75.
Born May 2, 1944, in the Hung-Yen Province of Vietnam, Father Nguyen attended St. Joseph Seminary in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and was ordained April 29, 1969.
Originally serving in Saigon, he came to Buffalo from the Diocese of Arlington, Va. He began serving as chaplain for the Vietnamese community in 2001. In 2003, he was appointed administrator of Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Buffalo. Three years later, he was named pastor.
Father Nguyen was incardinated into the Diocese of Buffalo on July 29, 2009. He retired in 2014.
He is predeceased by his parents, Tuyen and Tao Nguyen.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 348 Dewitt St., Buffalo. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Calif.