Mary Chin

Mary Palmer Chin

September 2, 1962 - March 5, 2020
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Mary Palmer Chin, of Owings, Maryland, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, March 5, 2020, surrounded by family and friends. Beloved wife of Raymond Chin; mother of Neil Thompson (Lindsey) and Noah Chin; grandmother of Nathan and Grant Thompson. Mary is also survived by her mother, Rita Palmer, and her 5 brothers: Joe (Trish), Dan, Jim (David), Ed (Maureen) and Doug; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Chin and in-laws,
scores of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and friend, whose door was always open to all. She loved the beach, entertaining, playing board games, and spending time with her two precious grandsons. She enjoyed a 30-year career with the United States Census Bureau and was a dedicated member of the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings, MD.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Palmer, Jr and her father-in-law, Tin Fook Chin.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1601 W Mt Harmony Rd, Owings, MD 20736, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Mary, may be contributed to Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House, Faulkner, MD or to Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    1601 W Mt. Harmony Road
    OWINGS, MD 20736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    1601 W Mt. Harmony Road
    OWINGS, MD 20736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Michael J. King


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Martina Torres

Posted at 08:32pm
Mary was such a lovely person, and it was such an honor to be a part of her care.. She never complained, and I often found myself admiring her resilience. She was so proud of all of you, her whole family; my thoughts are with you all during these hard times. May you remember her joy and her smile, they will always be with you.

Judy Kalus

Posted at 08:17pm
Ray- Keeping you and your family close in our hearts. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Judy Kalus

Adriana Crenshaw

Posted at 10:04am
I am truly saddened by the news. Mary was a wonderful person that was a real gem. She was always helpful and a true professional, even when she wasn't feeling well. She not only helped me when we worked together, but she saved the day by pulling all her resources to help me. She saved my day many times. I know she loved her family very much and was touched by her faith in God. She really did touch many lives at Census, as another person mentioned earlier. I will miss her.


Posted at 08:07am
I'm so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Mary. I met her many years ago at the Census Bureau. I lost my sister while working with her and years later when I would run into Mary she would always ask about my family and how my sisters kids were doing. She had such a genuine heart. I can only imagine how missed she will be in your beautiful family. Please know she touched many lives at the Census Bureau.

Angelo Anagnostopoulos

Posted at 07:55am
My sincere condolences on your loss. She has gone to a better place. May she Rest In Peace.

Angelo Anagnostopoulos

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