Ethel Moy Chan – Woonsocket

Ethel Moy Chan – Woonsocket

We've lost a gentle lady. Ethel Moy Chan 91, died peacefully in God's hands on June 20, 2017, in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Ben F. Chan. They were happily married in Hong Kong in 1947. Born in Canton, China, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Kate (Lau) Moy.

Mrs. Chan was the co-founder of the New Shanghai Restaurant, now Chan's Fine Oriental Dining, Main Street, Woonsocket.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. William Chan and his wife, Garly, of Lincoln, John Chan and his wife, Laraine, of Woonsocket; a daughter, Linda Chuh, of San Mateo, California; a sister, Margaret Huie, of Glen Allen, Virginia. Also, eight grandchildren: Kimberly Chan of NYC, Dr. Benjamin Chan of Boston, Lawrence Chan of Boston, Jonathan Chan of Woonsocket, Erich Chuh and his wife, Josefa, of California, Elysia Chigas and her husband, Frank, of California, Teddy Chuh of California and Jeffrey Chuh of Utah; two great-grand children Caleb and Marcus Chuh. She was the sister of the late Yuk Fong of Macao.

Ethel had a wonderful appetite for food and life. Some of the most memorable times were spent over dinner parties with family and friends. She looked forward to her winter visit to California en route to Hong Kong. Lady Luck was often her companion when she played mahjong or black jack and slot machines in the casinos. Ethel was also featured in Judith Potter's book "Women Working in Woonsocket" in 2010.

The Chan Family would like to thank her dedicated care givers Rose Tam and Gladys Oye Tenkorang, her drivers Neil Cote and Roger Desmaris, the team of nurses including Heather her CNA Latoya from Hope Hospice Care for their compassion, and the kind staff at Chan's for looking out for Mama Chan.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., in the Chinese Christian Church, 333 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860. Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Collation will be held at Chan's restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main Street, Woonsocket.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chinese Christian Church.