Hawaiʻi Obituaries

PFHCH have over 100 newspaper clippings of Portuguese immigrants who came to Hawaiʻi and made Hawaiʻi their home. The list below is only a sample of what we have in our collections. Please complete a contact form if you would like us to search our database to see if we have a newspaper clipping of your ancestors.



Abreu, Antonio

Abreu – In Queen’s Hospital, Oct. 26, Antonio Abreu, 838 7th Ave. married, cabinet maker, native of Funchal, Island or Madeira, Portugal, 68 yrs. old. Buried Oct. 28 in Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Honolulu Advertiser October 31, 1944, pg 15]

Aguiar. Emilia C.

Mrs. John Aguiar Dies at Her Home in Wainaku – Mrs. Amélia C. Aguiar, wife of John Aguiar passed away yesterday morning in her home at Wainaku. She was 65 years old and had resided in Hilo (from Azores) for many years where she had a large circle of warm friends. Mrs. Aguiar is survived by John Aguiar, the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Silva of Papaikou and Mrs. Antone Vierra, of Hilo and three sons, John, Manuel and Antone Aguiar. Furneral services were held yesterday afternoon. Father J. C. Beissel officiating and interment was made at the Alae cemetary [Hawaii Tribuen-Herald 1-11-1923]. Amelia died 1-10-1923.

Aguiar, Joaquim Correa

Papaikou Kamaaina Dies at Advanced Age. Joaquin C. Aguiar, of Papaikou, died at 4:20 p. m. Saturday afternooon at Alae cemetery. Deceased was 89 years of age and had resided in the islands for more than 44 years. He leaves three daughters and three sons, as follows: Mrs. Frank Cabral, Mrs. Alfred de Silva, Mrs. Tonny C. Vierra, M. C. Aguiar, Antone C. Aguiar and John C. Aguiar, the latter residing in Oakland, CAlif. and the others at Papaikou and Hilo. Mrs. Joaquin Aguiar, mother of the children, died some years ago. Joaquin died 1/2/1926. [Hawaii Tribune-Herald 1/4/1926 pg 8]

Baptista, John

BAPTISTA, JOHN, 91, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 31, 1990. He was born in Madeira, Portugal. Survived by son, Richard, daughters, Ciara R. Cauoette of Colorado, Christine A. Fernandez; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call 8 to 10:30 a.m. Park Mortuary; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Burial at Mililani Memorial Park. [Honolulu Advertiser January 8, 1991]

Branco, Mary Rocha

BRANCO, MAY (sic) ROCHA, 84, of Honolulu, died Oct. 8, 1989. She was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Survived by husband, William A.F. Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Madeline F.) Costa Sr., Beatrice F., Irene C. Rogers of Calif., brothers, Edward F. and Louis F.; sisters, Martha R. and Margaret R. Kim, Emily R. Jobes, Violet R. Ficker and Ezilda Lizama; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call 8 to 9 am. Tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 9 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire. [Honolulu Advertiser October 1, 1889]

Cabral, Joaquim da Silva

Cabral – In Waimea, Kauai, July 23, 1916, Joaquin da Silva Cabral of 1837 Bishop Street, Honolulu, married, carpenter, a native of the island of St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, 54 years old. Body will arrive Sunday; interment in the afternoon from Silva’s undertaking parlors, in the Catholic cemetery, King Street. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin 7/26/1916 pg 4]

Caetano, Maria Costa

Caetano, Maria Costa, 66, born in San Miguel, (Azores) Portugal, resided at 1425 Kapiolani St., died at the residence at 8:30 p.m. Silva’s Mortuary from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday. Requiem mass will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace on Fort St. Interment in the Diamond Head Cemetery. Survivors are the husband, Jose Caetano, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Bertush, and Mrs. Mary C. Berry. Also 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 1 brother, John Ornellas of Aiea, 1 sister, Mrs. Sophie C. Brum of Kauai and several nieces and nephews. [Honolulu Advertiser January 28, 1943 pg 13]

Câmara, Joaquim M., Sr.

Joaquim M. Camara, Sr., native of Madeira, aged 67, died yesterday afternoon. He leaves a widow, son and two daughters. The son is Major J. M. Camara, merchant and head of the board of registration. The funeral is taking place from the Catholic Cathedral at 3 o’clock this afternoon. [Honolulu Star 5/22/1899 pg 3]

Carreira. Mary de Mello

Carreira – In Queen’s hospital, June 15. Mrs. Mary de Mello Carreira, wife of Vincent Rodrigues Carreira. 768 Puuhale Rd., Kalihi-kai, native of island of St. Michael, Azores, 63 years old. Burial June 17 in Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Honolulu Advertiser January 17, 1939 pg 15]

Costa, Annie de

DECOSTA – In Hilo, February 21, Mrs. Annie deCosta, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, native of Portugal (Madieira), 74 years, buried February 22 in Laupahoehoe Cemetery. [Hawaii Tribune Herald February 24, 1930 pg 7]

Costa, Antonio Souza

Kamaaina is Dead – Antone Souza Costa Dies in Hilo After Twenty-one Years Spent in the Territory. After four years of illness, Antone Souza Costa, Sr., father of A. S. Costa, collector of Internal Revenue in Hilo, died last night at his home in Wainaku Avenue. Mr. Costa was born in Angra, Azores Islands, 84 years ago, and spent much of the middle years of his life in travel. When he was as about 30 he went to Brazil, and engaged in the business of merchandise, returning five years later to the Azores for a few years. Afther that he went back to Brazil, and closed out his business there and returned to the Azores. Just 21 years ago he came to the Hawaiian Islands, where he has since made his home. He was a homesteader, and had taken out his first papers as a citizen of the United States. Survinving him are his wife and six children, J. S. Costa of the Hawaii Garage, P. S. Costa, of the Hilo Iron Works, Mrs. Frank V. Toledo of Hilo, Antone S. Costa, Jr. who is in the Army, Miss Mary S. Costa and August S. Costa. The funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon at 4:30, after which the remains will be taken to the Catholic Church and from there to Homelani Cemetery where interment will be made. [Hawaii Herald August 2, 1918 pg 8]

Costa, Georgiana Dias

Georgiana Dias DeCosta, 75, of Kam Highway, Kaneohe. Born in San Miguel (Arcanjo, Sao Roque do Pico, Azores), Portugal, Feb. 6, 1874, died Oct. 30 at St. Francis hospital. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and again after 7 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick mortuary. Procession leaves the mortuary Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Requiem Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic church, Heeia. Burial, Heeia Catholic cemetery. Deceased was the widow of Jose DeCosta. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Theresa C. Belem; sons, Emil, Daniel Manuel, Frank and George; 43 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Rita DeCoite; brothers, August and George Dias, and Several nieces and nephews. [Honolulu Advertiser November 1, 1949 pg 17]

Costa, John

COSTA – In Pa Ola Day Camp, Honolulu, March 18, 1920, John Costa of 2 Hustace Lane, Kekauko, married, laborer, native of St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, 65 years old. Buried yesterday in Catholic cemetery, South King Street. [Honolulu Advertiser March 20, 1920 pg 6]

Costa, Jose de

Jose De Costa Succumbs Here – Jose De Costa, 72, of Kaneohe, died at the St. Francis hospital yesterday at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Costa was born at St. Michael, Azores, in 1871. Mr. Costa, who was a retired dairyman, was also former owner of the Costa Express Co. He came to Hawaii when he was nine years old. Survivors include the deceased’s wife, Georgina Dias De Costa; five sons, Emil, of Honolulu, David of Kailua, Manuel of Kaneohe, Frank of Kailua and George of Kaneohe, one daughter. Mrs. Theresa Belen, of Honolulu; twenty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Borthwick Undertaking Parlor from 4-6 p.m. Monday and 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. The procession will leave at 10 a.m. Tuesday for requiem mass at St. Ann church at Heeia, and interment will be at the Heeia Catholic church cemetery. [Honolulu Advertiser January 3, 1943 pg 14]

Costa, Francisco

Francisco da Costa, one of the old kamaainas of Honolulu, died last evening at the home of Joseph Clark, 1715 South King street, aged eighty-two years. Mr. Costa was born at St. Michaels, Azores, but came here as a young man. He worked here form many years as a shipbuilder. The furneral will be tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock from Silva’s undertaking parlors. He left no near relatives here. [Hawaiian Gazette, September 24,1912 pg 7]

Costa, Luzia da

Mrs. Luzia Da Costa – Mrs. Luzia da Costa, mother of Miss Mamie Costa, an employe of the Mutual Telephone Company, died last Friday at Waipahu, this island, following a brief illness. Her home was at 1248 Long Lane, Palama. Two other children, in addition to Miss Costa, mourn the loss of their mother, who was a widow. She was a native of the Island of Madeira, Portugal, and about forty years old. The furneral took place last Sunday from Williams’ undertaking parlors, the interment being in the Catholic Cemetery, King Street. [Honolulu Adveriser April 17, 1917 pg 6]

Dias, Augusto

AUGUST DIAS IS DEAD; PICTURESQUE CHARACTER OF CITY FOR 35 YEARS – August Dias, one of Honolulu’s picturesque characters, died early this morning at his home in Luso street. The funeral services were to be held this afternoon from Silva’s undertaking establishment, interment to be in the Makiki cemetery. Mr. Dias came to Honolulu from Funchal, Madeira, 35 years ago, going into business as a guitar maker. He is survived by a widow and six daughters: Mrs. F. Gilliland, Mrs. F. R. Traquada, Mrs. E. G. Da Silva of Hilo, Mrs. T. P. Melim, Mrs. John Dye and Miss Margaret Dias. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 5, 1915 pg 1]

Dias, Manuel de Souza

Manuel de Souza Dias, father of August S. Dias of the Alexander Young Hotel, died at 9:45 o’clock last evening at his late home in Kapahulu road after a week’s illness. Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon in the Catholic Cathedral, interment to be in the South King street cemetery. Dias was born in the Island of St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, coming to Hawaii in 1882. His wife died in Honolulu exactly a year ago yesterday. He was a stone mason by trade. Eight children survive him. [Honolulu Advertiser January 7, 1920 pg 8]

Dias, Maria de Souza

Mrs. Maria de Souza Dias, wife of Manuel S. Dias, of 222 North School street, died at 10:30 o’clock yesterday morning at her home, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon from the residence, the interment to be in the Catholic cemetery, South King Street. Mrs. Dias was a native of the Island of St. Michael, Azores, Portugal and 65 years old. She has been in the Islands for 36 years, residing most of this time in Honolulu. Surviving her are the husband and 13 children, among the latter being August S. Dias, chief porter of the Alexander Young Hotel; George and John S. Dias; Mrs. M. S. Freitas, Mrs. Joseph Costa, and Mrs. Caeser Freitas, all of this city; Mrs. Huges Davidson of Oakland, California. The other children are residing in the East. [Honolulu Advertiser January 8, 1919 pg 8]

Dias, Mary Felix

DIAS, MARY FELIX, 92, of Kailua, died April 29, 1989. She was born in San Miguel, (Azores) Portugal, and was a member of Kakaako Holy Ghost. Survived by son, George O.; sister, Marie Agavedo; brother, James Felix; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; mass 11 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser May 3, 1889]

Farias, Mary

FARIAS – In Honolulu, December 11, 1915, Mrs. Mary Farias, of Miller street, widow, a native of Portugal, sixty-four years old. Buried last Sunday in the Makiki cemetery. [Honolulu Advertiser December 14, 1915 pg 8]

Ferreira, Albert “The Boss” Ayres, Sr.

ALBERT “THE BOSS” AYRES FERREIRA SR., 96, of Honolulu, died May 8, 2004. Born in Madeira, Portugal. A master craftsman in wicker, reed and rattan, also longtime owner/operator of the ReedCraft Shop. Survived by wife, Madeline; daughters, Frances Shea and Jeannette Taylor; sons, Albert Jr. and Andrew Rawlins; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 greatgreat grandchildren; sisters, Laura Teixeira, Rita Middleton, Lorraine Gomes and Gussie Rutkiewicz. Visitation 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kane’ohe; Mass 1:30 p.m. Burial 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser May 16, 2004]

Freitas de, Gabriel (AKAGabriel Patrick Freitas)

DE FREIAS, GABRIEL, 85, of Hilo, died Nov. 17, 1991. He was born in Madeira, Portugal, and was a retired road crew supervisor for the County of Hawaii. He also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Gloria; son, Gabriel P. Freitas Jr.; daughter, Lillian Arruda of Kauai; sisters, Mary Louisa Moya of Honolulu, Mary Saida Vallangca and Emily Fisher of Nevada; seven grandchildrenand 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Dodo Mortuary; service 12:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Honolulu Advertiser November 19, 1991]

Freitas, Perpetua

Mrs. Perpetua Freitas. Services were held yesterday afternoon at Silva’s establishment for Mrs. Perpetua freitas, widow of Januario Freitas, who died at her home at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon after a short illness. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Burial was in Diamond who was a resident of Hawaii the past Head Memorial Park. Mrs. Freitas, 43 years, the last 10 in Honolulu was born on the Island of Madeira, Portugal, and was 83 years old. Surviving the deceased are four children. John and Manuel Freitas, Mrs. Mary Garcia and Mrs. Emblina Lopes in addition to 30 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Gleason, Daisy K.

Daisy K. Gleason, 98, of Laie, a homemaker, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by son Wesley “Skip” Jr., daughters Moana “Ruth” Paris McAfee and Viola Hildreth, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 5th Ward, 55-415 Iosepa St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin October 18, 2003]

Gomes, Joseph Júlio

GOMES – In Honolulu, Nov. 20. Joseph Júlio  Gomes, 1243 15th Ave., widower, agriculturist, native of Madeira, Portugal, 74 years 4 months and 14 days old. Burial today in Diamond Head memorial park. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin November 21, 1942 pg 21]

Gouveia, Jose B. “Joe”

Gouveia, Jose B. “Joe”, April 28, 2012 Jose B. “Joe” Gouveia, 84, of Hilo, a retired landscaper and traditional Portuguese basket-making demonstrator for the Hawaii Council on Portuguese Heritage, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Madeira, Portugal. He is survived by wife Maria; son Jose A. De Gouveia; daughters Angela Araujo, and Isabel and Connie Gouveia; sisters Salome Olim and Gilda Barbosa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 5. Casual attire. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin May 6, 2012]

Harrell, Claire Silva

Harrell, Claire, of Kailua died Thursday at her home. Harrell, 88, was born in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. She is survived by daughters Patricia Kaaihili and Jacqueline Baranski; sister Mary Vierra; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary; call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual dress. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 4, 1991]

Machado, Mary

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MACHADO – Wide Circle of Friends Attest Sympathy By Masses of Flowers. Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Mary Machado of 1463 River street, who died at 8 o’clock on Saturday morning at the family residence. The body was buried in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Machado was one of the first Portuguese women to arrive in the Islands (Madeira), and had a wide circle of friends here, as was attested by the many flowers that were given and the expressions of condolence and sympathy that reached the bereaved members of the family. The family has extended thanks to friends and to the Unio hackstand for special kindness at the funeral. [Evening Bulletin October 17, 1910 pg 1]

Mendes, Joseph Freitas

Joseph Mendes Burial Monday – Joseph Freitas Mendes, retired U.S. immigration station guard of 6161 Kalanianaole highway, died at 3 p.m. Friday at the Queen’s hospital. He was born in the island of Madeira, Portugal, April 11, 1878, was in his 68th year and came to hawaii 55 years ago. A requiem mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s church, Kaimuki, for Mr. Mendes, followed by burial in the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Williams’ mortuary, from where the funeral cortege will leave for the church at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Mr. Mendes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Santos Mendes; daughters Mrs. Mary Kerschbaum, Mrs. Lydia Bonnell, and the Misses Janet and Doris Mendes; sons Manuel F., Raymond J., Dabiel F., Abel, and Thomas Mendes; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Tavares, on the island of Hawaii and Miss Mary Santos, Honolulu, and Brothers, John F. Mendes of Hawaii and Frank F. Mendes, Honolulu. [Honolulu Advertiser February 24, 1946 pg 2, pg 5]

Moya, Mary Louise

Moya, Mary L., of Haleiwa, formerly of Kahuku, died Tuesday in Wahiawa Hospital. Moya, 95, was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by son Rudolph Derramas; daughters Josephine Chang and Beatrice Roberts; sisters Mary Soledad and Emily Fisher; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin March 5, 1992]

Nunes, Leslie A.

Leslie A. Nunes, 82, of Waialua, whose great-grandfather Manuel Nunes was one of five men credited with bringing the ukulele to Hawaii, died Dec. 16, 1998 in St. Francis Hospice. Among his efforts to preserve the ukulele legacy of his great-grandfather, Nunes arranged a centennial celebration in 1979, and a number of master ukulele players performed at the state Capitol and later at Waikiki Shell in celebration. His great-grandfather arrived in Hawaii from Madeira, Portugal, in 1879, opening a cabinet shop and producing a small, four-stringed Portuguese instrument, which came to be known as the ukulele – “jumping flea” in Hawaiian. The Nunes family tradition was not lost on latter-day ukulele maker Sam Kamaka, president of Kamaka Hawaii Inc. Kamaka recalled seeing his friend Leslie Nunes before Nunes went to Portugal earlier this year to honor the instrument where it originated. “He had a beautiful selection of instruments,” Kamaka said. “He got me introduced to the history of the arrival of the original ukulele manufacturers.” In the 1980s, Kamaka invited Nunes to go along to music festivals on Maui. “We would put on a ukulele display,” Kamaka recalled. “He (Nunes) came along to talk about the arrival of the ukulele through Manuel Nunes as part of the Nunes family, and we had several instruments on display made by Mr. (Manuel) Nunes and his son.” Leslie A. Nunes was born in Honolulu. In addition to his devotion to the ukulele lore, he was a retired electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration. Also, for 62 years, he was a ham radio operator with call letters KH6KB, known as Kanaka Boy to fellow ham operators. He also was an avid fisherman, fishing all over the world. Nunes is survived by wife Jean H.; daughter Dr. Ruth E. Heidrick; sons Leslie K. and Don B.; brother Dr. Aubrey J. Nunes; sister R. Estelle Sawyer; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services are pending. The family requests no flowers, but suggests donations be made to St. Francis Hospice. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin December 29, 1998]

Pacheco, Manuel

PACHECO – At Waiakoa, Kula, Maui. December 26, 1915. Manuel Pacheco of Kahului, married, railroad fireman, a native of Portugal, forty-one years old. Buried last Monday in the Kuau Catholic cemetery. [Honolulu Advertiser December 31, 1915 pg 6]

Pacheco, Manuel

Manuel Pacheco, 85, of 1927 Lohilani St., died Monday at his home. He was born in San Michael (Azores), Portugal. Friends may call at Ordenstein’s mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday. A requiem mass for the repose of his soul will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Burial will be in the Nuuanu Memorial Park. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Buchbinder, Mrs. Daisy Baptist, Mrs. Alexandria Cadiz and Emily Pacheco; sons William and Manuel Pacheco, Jr.; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. [Honolulu Advertiser October 20, 1955 pg 23]

Panasco, Augusta Gonsalves

Following an illness of more than one year, Mrs. Augusta Gonsalves Panasco, widow of Manuel G. Panasco, of Hospital Lane, died at her home at 8 o’clock yesterday morning. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock this morning from the Catholic Cathedral, interment to be in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs Panasco was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on August 31, 1853, and was 67 years, 1 month and 27 days of age at the time of her death. She had made her home in Hawaii for upward of 36 years. Surviving her are four sons and eight daughters and a larg number of grandchildren. [Honolulu Advertiser October 28, 1920 pg 6]

Pereira, Jose G.

Services will be held at 12:40 p.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa’s church, North School street, for Jose Gonsalves Pereira, of Akeo Walk, who died last Thursday at St. Francis hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and after 9 tomorrow morning at Borthwick’s mortuary, from where the funeral procession will leave at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon for the church. Interment will be in the Puea cemetery. Mr. Pereira was born in the island of St. Michael, Azores, Portugal Oct. 29, 1888, and was in his fifty-sixthe year. His wife was the late Mary Gonsalves. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. mary da Costa, Mrs. Alvira Moody, Mrs. Josephine Marsh, Mrs. Sulvina Von Rueden, Mrs. Florence Byrd, Mrs. julia Dinoss and Mrs. Barbara Tapia; three sons, David, John and Joseph G. Pereira, Jr., 29 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, tow sisters, Mrs. Josephine Silva, and Mrs. Philomena Morgado, and three brothers Joh, Manuel and Frederick G. Pereira. [Honolulu Advertiser February 5, 1944 pg 3]

Perry, Antonio

PERRY- In the Queen’s Hospital, Honolulu, October 27, 1917, Antonio Perry of 300 Iolani street, Auwaiolimu, married, plasterer, a native of Portugal, 40 years old. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin October 30, 1917 pg 12]

Pimentel, Francisco da Costa

PIMENTEL – In Honolulu, January 6, 1919. Francisco da Costa Pimentel, of Puuloa, Oʻahu, widower, A native of St. Michael’s, Azores, Portugal, 56 years old. Burried yesterday in Catholic cemetery, south King Street. [Honolulu Advertiser January 8, 1919 pg 8]

Pimentel, William Memmo

PIMENTEL, WILLIAM MEMMO, 86, of Honolulu, died November 6, 1992. He was born in San Miguel (Azores), Portugal, and retired from Pacific Laundry as a welder. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Roland (Norma) Ahuna Jr.; brothers, Teotonio, Tobias of Arizona; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service 7 p.m. Thursday at The Community Church of Honolulu. Inurnment 11:30 a.m. Friday at Makiki Cemeterty. Arrangements by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser November 10, 1992]

Ponte, Mary F. de

Mary F. De Ponte of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher, died March 31, 1996 in Kaiser Hospital. De Ponte, 92, was born in Madeira Islands, Portugal. She is survived by daughter Rosemarie L. Young; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. April 3 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.[Honolulu Star-Bulletin April 2, 1996]

Quita, Mary P.

Quita, Mary P., of Honolulu died Sunday in Maunalani Nursing Home. Quita, 94, was born in Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by sons Manuel F., Albert F., Adam F. and Daniel F.; daughters Mary G. Gray Emily Q. Freitas and Isabell Q. Soares; brother Louis F. Peru; sister Sophia F.P. Nunes; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin 20 October 20, 1992]

Rapoza, Mary Sa

RAPOZA, MARY SA, 81, of Pearl City, died Nov. 24, 1989. She was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, and was co-founder, along with her late husband, William, of the original Mary’s Malasadas Bake Shop. Survived by sons, Robert W. and Raymond of Pearl City, G. Jerry of Kaaawa, Donald R. of Pearl City; brother, Frank Sa of Hanamaulu; sisters, Gloria of Lihue, Theresa Texeira of Aiea; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; service 11 a.m. Burial at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home. [Honolulu Advertiser November 26, 1989]

Rita, Conceicao “Connie”

CONCEICAO “CONNIE” RITA, 82, of Kalaheo, Kaua’i, died Feb. 21, 2003. Born in Madeira, Portugal. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Maria Arakaki; stepson, Nelson; stepdaughters, Bernice and Patricia Silva, Pricilla Ruiz and Stella Burgess; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church; service 11 a.m.; interment to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd. [Honolulu Advertiser February 26, 2003]

Rocha, Manuel Fernandez

MANUEL FERNANDEZ ROCHA – Services will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peaco Thursday at 10 a.m. for Manuel Fernandez Rocha. Mr. Rocha, 65, of 309 Magellan Ave., died at St. Francisc Hospital Monday. Friends may call at Borthwick’s mortuary from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. thursday. Burial will be at Diamond Head memorial park. Mr. Rocha was born in Funchal, Madeira. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ezilda H. Rocha; two sons, Edward F. Rocha and Staff Sgt. Louis F. Rocha; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Branco, Mrs. Martha R. Kim, Mrs. Emily Jobes, Mrs. Margaret R. Kim, Mrs. Violet Ficker and Mrs. Charles Lizama. Also surviving are 26 granchildren and one great-granchild.

Rocha, Mary Fernandez

Mary Fernandez Rocha, 96, of Kahului, died June 9, 2005, at Hale Makua, Kahului. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Christ The King Church, with a service at 11 a.m.Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. A reception at Nakamura Mortuary will follow burial. The family requests aloha attire and no flowers. Mrs. Rocha was born Oct. 10, 1908, in Madeira, Portugal. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Anthony Leroy (Frances) Rocha and Jerome “Ronnie” Rocha; four daughters, Eleanor (Alan) Watanabe, Patricia Shishido, Lavina (Edward) Rocha-Silva and Leona (William) Rocha-Wilson; a brother, Frank “Sonny” Fernandez; a sister, Margaret Cooke; and 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. [Maui News June 12, 2005]

Rocha, Winnie P. M.

Rocha, Winnie P.M., of Makawao, Maui, died Tuesday in Hale Makua, Wailuku. Rocha, 90, was born in Arco Da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, and was a retired housekeeper at St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by son Lawrence; daughter Audrey Reed; sister Caroline Abrew; stepdaughters Mayme Adamson, Eva Andrade, Laura Boteilho, Nettie Dudley, Anne Rocha and Clytie Hewlett; 9 grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Norman’s Mortuary. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Holy Rosary Church. Burial in Kuau Cemetery. [Honolulu Star Bulletin 30 April 1993]

Rodrigues, John Antone

Services for John A. Rodrigues, 72, who died at this home Thursday will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Procession will leave from Borthwick mortuary at 8:30. Burial will be in the Diamond Head memorial park. The body will be at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today. Born in Porto Santo (Madeira), Portugal. Mr. Rodrigues resided at 72 Lusitana St. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Vasconcellos Rodrigues; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunnigan and Mrs. Virginia A. Fernandes; four sons, Americo John Caesar, Moses, Manuel and Robias Rodrigues, and 30 grandchildren. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin January 6, 1939 pg 4]

Rodrigues, John “Russo”

John Rodrigues (“Russo”) died at eight o’clock last night at the home of his son-in-law, Capt. John Franco of the Central Fire Station, in McInerny Tract, Kalihi. He had been ailing for some time, although his condition was not considered serious. Funeral services will be held at four o’clock this afternoon at M. E. Silva’s undertaking parlors, Kukui, near Nuuanu street, the interment to be in the Catholic Cemetery, South King Street. Mr. Rodrigues, who was a cabinet maker by profession and sixty-eight years of age, was born in the Island of Madeira, Portugal, coming to Hawaii forthy years ago. He was a member of the Lusitana Society. Surviving the late Mr. Rodriges are the widow and seven children, three by a former marriage and four by the later. Among the children are Mrs. Minnie R. Franco of Honolulu, Mrs. Lily Freitas of Puunene, Maui, and Frank Rodrigues of Hilo. [Honolulu Advertiser August 17, 1918 pg 6]

Rodrigues, Joseph

Joseph Rodrigues – Friends of Joseph Rodrigues, 80, of 931 Self Lane may call at Williams Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday when the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mr. Rodrigues died Sunday at a local hospital. His body will be sent to Wailuku, Maui, Friday for burial at Wailuku Cemetery. Born in Portugal, Mr. Rodrigues is survived by a son, Joseph Jr. of Wailuku, five daughters, Mrs. Eva Allen, Mrs Lucy Ammons, Mrs, Julia Apao and Mrs. Roselie Martinez, all of California, and Mrs. Virginia Self; two stepchildren, Edward Kaluau and Mrs. Helen Peralta; a godson, Manuel T. Silva, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Perreira of Kula, Maui. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 11, 1958 pg 12]

Rodrigues, Virginia Augusta da Piedade

MRS. RODRIGUES DEAD – Mrs. Virginia Augusta da Piedade Rodrigues died on Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Frank Rodrigues, after a brief illness. She arrived in Honolulu on September 27, 1878, from the Island of Madeira, with the first group of Portuguese to come to Hawaii, and upon her arrival became a professional florist. Suviving Mrs. Rodrigues are six children, Mrs. J. F. Eckart, now in Oakland, Calif.; J. P. Rodrigues of Waialae, Oahu; A. L. Rodrigues and C. Rodrigues of San Diego, Calif.; Frank Rodrigues of Hopp & Company and L. J. Rodrigues, also of Honolulu. There are also 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Borthwick’s undertaking establishment, followed by burial in the Catholic cemetery, South King street. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin January 5, 1920 pg 2]

Rosa, Frank Lawrence

ROSA, FRANK LAWRENCE, 88, of Honolulu, died Oct. 4, 1994. He was born on Madeira Island, Portugal, and was retired from Hawaiian Electric Co. and Westinghouse-Elevator Division. He was a member of the Hawaii Braves professional baseball team. Survived by wife, Eleanor S. Rosa; daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Ivalee) Neves, Sylvia Hekekia, Mrs. Charles (Winona) Blackwell of Texas and Debbie Rosa; seven grandchildren; 10 great- randchildren. Friends may call from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Honolulu Advertiser October 7, 1994]

Rosa, Lorinda Andrade

ROSA, LORINDA ANDRADE, 93, of Honolulu, died Jan. 1, 1990. She was born on Madeira Islands, Portugal and with her late husband started and operated Krispy Krust Bakeries in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Alfred E. of California, Raymond F.; daughter, Mrs. Hilda DeMeilo Sr.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grand-children; three great-great grand-children. Friends may call 9 a.m. Burial at Oahu Cemetery. Donations to favorite charity. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser January 5, 1990]

Santos, Matilda Cordeiro

Santos – In St. Francis Hospital, Oct. 27. Mrs. Matilda Cordeiro Santos, wife of Jose Santos, 1807 N. King st., native of Azores, Portugal, 68 yrs old. Buried Oct. 30 in Diamond Head Memorial Park.[Honolulu Advertiser October 31, 1944 p 15]

Silva, Antone L.

SILVA – In Honolulu, January 12, 1918, Antone L. Silva, of Serene Street, married, hackdriver, a native of Portugal; aged sixty-four years. Funeral at three-thirty this afternoon from the residence. [Honolulu Advertiser January 13, 1918 pg 6]

Silva, Jose Costa da

SILVA – In Honolulu, December 15, 1915, Jose Costa da Silva, of 2051 Queen, near Pauhale street, Kalihi-kai, married, janitor, a native of the Island of St. Michaels, Azores, Portugal, sixty-nine years old. Funeral this afternoon; internment in the Catholic cemetery, King street. [Honolulu Advertiser December 16, 1915 pg 8]

Silva, Lucille “Lucy”

SILVA, LUCY, of Kailua died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. Silva, 83, was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. She is survived Walter G.; daughter Dorothy F. Carvelo; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 15, 1990]

Silva, Mary J.

Mary J. Silva, 93, of Honolulu died Friday Jul 10, 1998 at home. Born in Madeira, Portugal, she is survived by sons George and Robert, sisters Phyllis Martins and Isabel Estrella, and brothers Frank and James Jardin. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church. Call from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin July 14, 1998]

Silva, Sister Mary Liberta da

DA SILVA, SISTER MARY L., of Honolulu, who taught at Sacred Hearts Covent School and at St. Anthony’s Home, died last Friday in St. Francis Hospital. Da Silva, who was born in Madeira, Portugal, was 89 and had retired in 1983. She is survived by brothers Frank, Gilbert and Alexander Silva; and sisters Louisa Akina, Theresa Lessary, Antoinette Smith Clarisse Gomes and Eleanor Okana. Mass: 6 p.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Academy. Call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Rosary: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin October 11, 1991]

  Soares, Joseph

SOARES – In Hilo, February 20, Joseph Soares, Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, native of Portugal, 40 years old, buried February 22 in Alae Cemetery. [Hawaii Tribune Herald February 24, 1930 pg 7]

Soares, Manuel P.

Manuel Soares Dies – Manuel P. Soares of Kapiolani street, Hilo, died yesterday morning unexpectedly. Dr. V. E. M. Ozorio was called to visit the patient but found him past all medical aid shortly after 3:30 a. m. Deceased was born in the Azores Islands, January 7, 1868, and besides his widow, leaves a large family, several of his children bein teachers in the public schools of the territory. [Honolulu Advertiser January 8, 1924 pg 4]

Solomon, Eva V.

Solomon, Eva V., of Pukalani, Ami, died last Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Solomon, 77, was born in Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by sons Kenneth, Joseph Jr. and Simeon K.; daughters, Leimomi P. Solomon and Bernice A. Ngirasmau; brother, Antone Vierra; and five grandchildren. Rosary: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Norman’s Chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church in Wailuku. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin March 29, 1991]

Souza, Mary Ferreira

Souza, Mary Ferreira, 100, Feb. 10, 2007 Mary Ferreira Souza, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Madeira Islands, Portugal. She is survived by brother Hanibal Ferreira, caregiver Olive, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 24, 2007]

Souza, Mary Rego

SOUZA, MARY REGO, age 65, born in St. Miguel (Azores), Portugal, Dec. 7, 1878, died at the Queen’s hospital, Oct. 1, at 2:15 a.m. Friends may call at Borthwick’s Funeral Parlors from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tues, Oct. 3, and also on Wed., after 9 a.m. Services, 3:30 p.m. Wed., in the chapel of the mortuary. Burial will follow in the Nuuanu cemetery, Rev. John Dunstan will officiate. Survived by sons Carl F. Souza, John F. Souza Jr., Regnald F. Souza, George F. Souza; daughters, Mrs. Julia S. Rosa and Mrs. Elsie S. Oliveira of Burlingame, Mrs. Rena S. Tavares and Mrs. Agnes S. Souza of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. S. J. Alencastre, 3 brothers, Jose P. Rego. Deceased was the widow of the late John Ferreira Souza and resided at 612 Capt. Cook Avenue. She was formerly the proprietress of the John F. Souza Grocery Store. [Honolulu Advertiser October 3, 1944 p 13]

Souza, Joe Kahuku de

DESOUZA, “JOE KAHUKU”, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Maui and Oahu, died Nov. 22, 1993. He was born in Madeira, Portugal, and was a retired welding superintendent. Survived by son, Joseph; daughter, Mrs. Valerio (Frances) Camara; brothers, John P. Gouveia, Antone Gouveia and Alfred Gouveia, both of Maui; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends may call 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. [Honolulu Advertiser November 27, 1993]

Talaroc, Christina V.

Talaroc, Christina V., of Waialua died Wednesday in Wahiawa Hospital. Talaroc, 88, was born in Madeira, Portugal. She is survived by son, Albert; daughters, Virginia Keao, Christine Almeida and Mary Ewe; brother, Manuel Veirra; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. [Honolulu Star Bulletin March 9, 1991]

Tavares, Augusta Moniz

MRS. AUGUSTA M. TAVARES – Mrs. Augusta Moniz Tavares of Kula, Maui, died at the Paia hospital on Wednesday evening of last week. She was buried in the Kula Catholic cemetery. Born in one of the Portuguese Islands, Mrs. Tavares was 73 years of age and made her home in Hawaii the last 44 years. Her husband died on March 5 last year. Surviving her are the following children: Manuel of Waiakoa; Antonio of Kipahulu; John of Haiku; Mrs. Annie Moniz Medeiros of Camp 1, Puunene; Sabastian of Waiakoa; Joseph, Frank and Nicholas of Puunene; Victorino, Mrs. Isabella Moniz Morreira, and Joaquim Moniz Tavares of Waiakoa. [Honolulu Advertiser March 11, 1926 pg 7]

Vasconcellos, Henrique, Sr.

H. Vasconcellos Succumbs in Hilo – HILO, Oct. 30 – Services for Henrique Vasconcellos, Sr., 72, of Hilo who died at his home early this morning, will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday following a requiem mass at St. Joseph’s church. Mr. Vasconcellos arrived from Madeira, Portugal, in 1906 and settled on the Big Island where he worked with the Kaiwiki Sugar Co. at Paauilo. After six years with Kaiwiki Sugar, he moved to Hilo and was then employed by the von Hamm-Young Co. until he retired in early 1941. Upon his reirement, Mr. Vasconcellos occupied his time on his little ranch in the district of Waiakea. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Rose Vasconcellos, nine daughters, Mrs. Mary Botelho, Mrs. Isabella R. Pao and Mrs. Augusta Morgado of Honolulu and Mrs. Philomena Mattos, Mrs. Lucy Kesselring, Mrs. Hilda De Lima and Mrs. margaret Dutton of Hilo, and Mrs. Constance Garcia of maui and Mrs. Mathilda Pate of San Francisco, and three sons, Manuel, John Daniel and Henry Vasconcellos, Jr., of Hilo. [Honolulu Advertiser October 31 1948 pg 18]

Vierra, Dominic Gomes

DOMINIC GOMES VIERRA, 93, of Maui, formerly of Honolulu, died Sept. 17, 2000. Born in Madeira, Portugal. A retired Hawai‘i State Hospital employee. Survived by sisters, Sister Laurentia and Georgina Lansing. Visitation 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, 1117 4th Ave.; Mass 9:15 a.m.; burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin September 21, 2000]

Vierra, Joseph Sr.

Vierra, Joseph, of Lihue, a retired office manager/comptroller at Lihue Plantation, formerly with William Hyde Rice Ltd. And Kauai Realty, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. Vierra, 83, was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is survived by sons Joe and Richard; daughter Virginia Gamayo; sister Augusta Kitkowiski; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. John Vianney Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: Wednesday afternoon at Immaculate Conception Church cemetery in Kapaia, Kauai. Aloha attire. No flowers. [Honolulu Star-Bulletin  August 10, 1992]

Vivas. Rosaline Sousa

VIVAS, ROSELINE SOUSA, 90, of Honolulu, died Nov. 13, 1991. She was born in Madeira Island, Portugal. Survived by son, Albert Jr.; granddaughters, Sandra and Linda Vivas and Donna Ditz; great-grandson, Austin Ditz; brother, John Sousa. Service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser November 16, 1991]

Viveiros, Clara Figueira

VIVEIROS, CLARA FIGUEIRA, 99, of Pukalani, Maui, died Feb. 27, 2009. Born in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. A homemaker. Survived by son, Frank; 10 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary. [Honolulu Advertiser March 8, 2009]


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