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Mary C. Shen
Viewing: December 18, 2017 (Monday) from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Service: Private
Location: Private

Mary Wen Juan Chen Shen, 94, of Rockville, MD died peacefully December 13 with her children at her side. She was the widow of Ming Shen. Born in Fuzhou, China, Mary was the daughter of the late Tun Cheng Chen and Rui Ke Lin. 

Mary graduated from Fuzhou Teacher's College, and served for many years as a teacher in Fuzhou, China and in Jinmen and Taiwan. She moved to the United States in 1976 and settled in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area with her family, where she built a highly successful family business - Seven Seas Chinese Restaurants in Rockville and College Park, MD. She enjoyed going to church, participating in bible study, and spending time with her family and friends. Mary was independent, active and extremely generous. She loved teaching and helping other people and giving back to her community.

Mary was the loving wife for 58 years of Ming Shen whom she lost in 2008; beloved mother of Francis Yi-Heng Shen, Edward Shen, and Maria Shen of Rockville, MD.  She was a beloved grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren spread across the US and Taiwan.

Mary will be profoundly missed by her children and grandchildren and her friends from church and throughout life. She will be remembered for her generosity and kindness to her family and friends and to the community.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rockville Evangelical Mission, 9009 Shady Grove Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

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