Fundraiser set for Golden Croissant baker who recently died

Published 12:16 am Wednesday, January 3, 2024

NEDERLAND  — A gofundme account has been set up to help the family of Hung Le, who was a longtime baker at Golden Croissant in Nederland.

Anita and Ginny Nguyen, owners of Golden Croissant, started the fundraising account in late December to help with Le’s medical expenses associated with his fight with liver cancer.

He later learned the cancer spread to his lungs and kidneys and was under the care of doctors at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He has since passed.

Golden Croissant baker Hung Lee is seen in 2020 filling a strawberry and cream cheese king cake in the bakery to prepare for Mardi Gras. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

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“Whether it be a sandwich, croissant, cream puff, baguette, or a slice of king cake — if you’ve eaten Golden Croissant in the last 18 years, it’s been prepared by the hands of this man,” according to the Nguyens

Le was a part of Golden Croissant for almost two decades. He became the sole baker after Nguyen’s father, Richard, passed.

The Nguyens called Le the hardest working man they knew and the heart of Golden Croissant.

Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward Le’s family, medical bills and future expenses. His wife cannot currently work and his son has just begun college, the owners said.

The gofundme account is under the name “Mr. Hung from Golden Croissant’s Medical Expenses.”