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Jayden Liu

December 21, 2004 — May 30, 2024

Harvard, Massachusetts

Jayden Liu, 19, of Harvard, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday May 30, 2024. 

Beloved son of Jinquan Liu and Tong Qu and brother of Vivian Liu, he was born at St. Memorial Hospital in Lowell on December 21, 2004. He grew up in Chelmsford, spending his earliest years at Knowledge Beginnings of Chelmsford, before his family moved to Harvard, MA in 2009.

He spent the rest of his primary and secondary schooling at the Harvard Public Schools, starting at the Hildreth Elementary School. It was during this time where he started discovering his passion for soccer, playing for the town team. Since then, he has helped the Bromfield Boys Varsity Soccer team win two state championships in 2019 and 2021. His love for the sport didn’t stop there. From the age of fourteen, he has been contributing as a youth soccer referee, and has also spent time volunteering with Harvard youth soccer.

Jayden’s talents didn’t stop at soccer. He thrived as a member of the varsity tennis team and served as the class president as well as the president of Business Professionals of America. Outside of school, he was also nationally ranked pool player, having started playing when he was eight. He competed in State and National level tournaments and in 2021, was selected to represent Team USA at the Junior World 9-Ball Championships.

After graduating from The Bromfield School in 2022, Jayden attended Boston College to study Math and Computer Science before transferring to UMass Amherst in 2024 to pursue his interest in Finance. At UMass he quickly made friends, joining Theta Chi fraternity, and became a brother right before the end of his first semester. He had also secured a promising underwriting internship at Tokio Marine HCC, which he was excited to start at the beginning of the summer. 

Jayden had many hobbies that reflected his vibrant personality. He loved all kinds of music, though he had a special fondness for Taylor Swift. His instrument of choice was the ukulele and often serenaded people with new songs he learned. His competitive spirit shone through in his love of playing pickleball with his friends, and was also tough to beat at a game of ping pong. 

Jayden’s kindness, positivity, and liveliness brightened the lives of everyone he met. He will be deeply missed.

Jayden is survived by his parents Jinquan Liu and Tong Qu and his sister Vivian Liu.

Friends and family will gather to honor and celebrate Jayden at a viewing on Wednesday June 5, 2004 from 4:00PM — 7:00PM at Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St, Littleton, MA.

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