Hsu, Chen (Judy)

Closter Location

Chen (Judy) Hsu, 76, passed away on October 26, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She battled complications after complications from her liver cancer treatments and fought fearlessly until the end.

She was born to Sien-Jin (father) and Chan (mother) on January 3, 1945 in Xinying (a town in Southern Taiwan). She came from a fairly large family with two sisters and 4 brothers.  She had to quit high school to help her parents with the farm and to help take care of her younger siblings. She was a great cook and loved crocheting.  She had a great fashionable sense and always enjoyed traveling. She met her husband, Sheng-Shan through an arranged marriage. Together, they had 3 children: Jong-Wei, Ming-Wei and PeiLin.  Chen and her husband owned a private business in Taiwan selling watches, clocks and glasses  Everyone in the neighborhood loved her.

Chen was predeceased by her oldest son Jong. She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Sheng-Shan, her son Ming and daughter PeiLin, son-in-law Pete, and their children, Peyton and Preston, and daughter-in-law Lieke, and grand-daughters Jessica and Allison. She is also survived by her beloved sister Huai-Huang and her three brothers. 

Chen and her husband along with her three children immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in 1985.  Due to an unforeseen accident that left her husband with a back injury, Chen rolled up her sleeves and started working at a restaurant to support her family despite the fact she only knew a few words of English.  She was always a fighter and she always put others before herself.  Chen never took "no" for an answer and she did her best to provide for her family.  Chen had always loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family. Anyone invited to her dinner parties needed to show up hungry as they would leave with over-filled bellies.  She expressed her love for her family through the food she made. 

Chen believed in working hard and doing our best in all that we do.  She was not the type to buy brand name purses or outfits for herself.  Instead, she would save her money to spend on her children and grandchildren.  She was the type who would offer you a place to stay or a plate to eat if you need it.  She was humble and courteous and always chose to be kind.

A Funeral Service will be held from 10am-12pm with Celebration of Life to commence at 11am on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Moritz Funeral Home in Closter. Masks required please.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Chen Hsu (