WEST HARTFORD – Marie Praxedes Cheah, 89, widow of William Cheah, died on Aug. 10 at St. Mary Home.
She was the mother of Servite Father Joseph P. Cheah, Ph.D., a professor at the University of St. Joseph; and Albert Cheah of Lake Forest, Calif.
She also leaves two granddaughters, a brother and a sister in Malaysia and many cousins in the United States.
She was born on April 15, 1923, in Penang, Malaysia, a daughter of the late Khoo Inn Chwan and Quach Choo Bin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 18 at the Church of St. Philip Benizi in Fullerton, Calif. Burial was in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "Servite Community" for the benefit of St. Mary Orphanage in Burma.