Obituaries For Friday, January 10, 2003

Clara Ellis, Dorothy Ibia Barretto, Benigna Delos Santos Acorda, Fausto Bunao, Jr.

Clara Ellis

Clara P. “Mary” (Hanohano) Ellis of Honolulu, died at Castle Medical Center on Dec. 25, 2002, at the age of 76.

Born in Haena, Kauai on May 6, 1926, she was a graduate of McKinley High School, and a retiree of Queen’s Hospital, and a member of the Kapuna Ohana.

She is survived by four sons: Agenhart “Kamealoha” (Dorie) Ellis, Daniel “Poki” (Hazel) Ellis, Raynard (Janice) Ellis, Gilbert “Kala” (Penny) Ellis; two daughters: Mrs Eldon (Kehau) Kohatsu, Mrs. Harry (Noe) Donato; two sisters: Mrs. Nancy Piilani and Mrs. Winona Watanabe; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Jan. 11, at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Kane’ohe from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at 1 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Dorothy Ibia Barretto

Dorothy Ibia Barretto, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 7, 2003 at the age of 71.

Born March 2, 1931, in Kealia, Kauai, to Julian and Henrietta (Kapuniai) Ibia, she attended Kapaa School. She was employed in the canning department at Hawaii Fruit Packers for 26 years and later retired as a Sales Associate from the Happy Kauaian.

She was known for a “clean home,” terrific cooking, and a welcoming spirit to share her home with all.

She is survived by her beloved husband and friend of 55 years, Gilbert Barretto, Sr.; seven children: Joyce (Rick) Hernandez of Waipahu, Gilbert “Bully” (Lisa) Barretto, Jr. of Kapaa, Glenn (Linda) Barretto of Waipahu, Valerie Barretto-Haraguchi of Hanalei, and Brian (Shari) Barretto of Kapaa; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Julian (Gloria) Ibia of Puhi and Raymond (Eleanor) Ibia of San Jose, Calif., and sisters Mildred (Sergio) Asuncion of Hanamaulu and Irene (Marcial)_ Patigayon of Honolulu.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandson Kaya Sugahara, and her brother, Henry “Sonny” (Pauline) Ibia, Sr. of Lihue.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Kapaa; service officiated by Father Bruce will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the church cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Benigna Delos Santos Acorda

Benigna Delos Santos Acorda of Pearl City, Hawaii, died Dec. 23, 2002, at Straub Hospital, at the age of 63.

Born in Isabella, Philippines, she is survived by sons, Froilan and Fernando Acorda, daughters Emma Padilla and Aurea Acorda; brother Efren Delos Sntos; 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Oahu from 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Services on Kauai will be held at Garden Island Mortuary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11; services at 7 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements on Oahu are being handled by Leeward Funeral Home and on Kauai By Garden Island Mortuary.

Fausto Bunao, Jr.

Fausto Bunao, Jr. of Kilauea, Kauai, died on Jan. 4, 2003, at the age of 71.

Born in Sta Ignacia Tarlac, Philippines, on Dec. 15, 1931, he was a retired ground maintenance at Princeville and a Veteran of the Philippines Army for 26 years.

He is survived by his wife: Leonora Bunao of Kilauea; three sons: Marxing (Digna) Bunao of the Philippines, Greg (Cresencia) Bunao of Kapaa, Leo (Nellie) Bunao of Hanamaulu; one daughter: Annabel (Eldy) Ragasa of Kilauea, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Jan. 17, at the family residence at 2476 Kamalii St. in Kilauea from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Bruce. Burial to follow at Kilauea Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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