Obituary for Monday, September 10, 2018

Concepcion ‘Connie’ Villapania Chang

Concepcion “Connie” Villapania Chang, 80, of Lihue, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, at her home in Lihue.

Born on July 16, 1938, in Koloa, she was a supervisor for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division Visitor Information Program.

She was preceded in death by daughter Brenda “Bree” K.C. Martin, father Serafin Villapania, mother Meletona Bonghanoy, sisters Mercedes “Mercy” Vallejos and Dorothy D.” Loling” Low, and brother Julian R. “Robit” Villapania.

She is survived by husband Christian J. Chang Sr. of Lihue, daughters Verna (Moki) Okami of Lihue and Tanya (Ferdinand) Dosono of Kapaa, sons Christian “Sonny” (Shirley) Chang Jr. of Kapaa, Ryan “Koko” (Sheila Guzman) Chang of Lihue and Kevin Chang of Lihue, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Paul “Polin” Villapania of California, sister Antonina “Nina” Mirafuentes of Oahu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue, from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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