Obituaries for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003

Joseph Gonsalves, Jr., Segundo Baniaga, Sister M. Dativa (Yupemia) Padilla

Joseph Gonsalves, Jr.

Joseph Gonsalves, Jr., of Kapa’a, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Feb. 1, 2003 at the age of 59.

Born in Lihu’e on May 11, 1943, he was a heavy equipment operator for Lihue Plantation for 40 years. He also worked at the Kauai Ranch and Wal-Mart.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph Gonsalves & Adeline “Lena” Gonsalves-Perreira. He is survived by his wife: Iranda “Randy” Gonsalves; 11 children: Shawnelle “Kuulei” (Chris Corpuz) Palomares, Leimomi (Chad Daligdig) Palomares, Noelani Palomares Melandish, Sadie (Mike Lovell) Gonsalves, JeriMay Gonsalves, Helen (Michael) Smith, Adeline (Tony) Coltes, Joseph (Lynn) Gonsalves III, John (Davelynn) Gonsalves, Wayne (Lynn) Gonsalves; three sisters: Rose (David) Victorino, Angie (Bill) Souza, Brenda (Ernest) Moniz; three brothers: Richard (Donna) Gonsalves, Wayne “Rocky” (Debbie) Perreira & Godfrey Perreira, 32 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Feb. 7, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where services will be celebrated at 7 p.m. by Father Keahi and again on Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. at Hanama’ulu Beach Park for a memorial service and scattering to follow. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Segundo Baniaga

Segundo Baniaga of Kaumakani died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on Jan. 27, 2003 at the age of 80.

Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, PI on Mar. 28, 1922, he was a heavy equipment mechanic with Olokele Sugar Co.

He is survived by his wife, Angelita of ‘Ele’ele; two sons, Ryan (Kathy) Baniaga of Dallas, TX. and Randal Baniaga of ‘Ele’ele; two daughters, Sandi (Kent) Brown of Las Vegas, NV. and Sharla Baniaga of Po’ipu; three grandchildren, Marcy Brown, Morris Brown and Bryson Baniaga; three brothers, Francisco Baniaga of Kaumakani, Lauro (Vicky) Baniaga of Philippines and Emilio Baniaga of Philippines; three sisters, Frances Gallegos of Waipahu, O’ahu, Helen (Bonifacio) Ramos of Waipahu, O’ahu and Rosita (Demetrio) Alonzo of the Philippines; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, service officiated by Rev. James Brooking will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation also at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the West Kauai United Methodist Church in Kaumakani; service officiated by Rev. James Brooking will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Sister M. Dativa (Yupemia) Padilla

Sister M. Dativa (Yupemia) Padilla, OSF, recently retired Assistant Supervisor of Kalaupapa Care Home died at Saint Francis-West Hospice on Jan. 31, 2003.

Before ministering in Kalaupapa for 26 years, Sister Dativa was a nurse in Medical Centers in New York, Honolulu and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She also was a former resident of Kipu.

Her skills included homemaking, sewing, cooking, crafts and artistic oil painting. In 2002, she was recognized as an Island Treasure by Catholic Charities, Hawai’i.

Affectionately called “Sister Tiva” by residents of Kalaupapa, she is survived by brothers: Vicente (Virgie), Alfredo, Aurilio (Carmesita), Santos (Estrelita), Raymond (Rosita), George, Charles Padilla, and sister Cralina (Ernest) Tacderan, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and her Sisters of Saint Francis.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Saint Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu, O’ahu. Viewing from 9 a.m. will be followed by Mass of the Resurrection at noon. Burial will be at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 2:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Saint Francis Retirement Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822; Saint Francis Church-Kalaupapa, Moloka’i, HI 96742, or Saint Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817,


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