Obituaries Wednesday, May 2, 2007

•Linda M. Rabago

• William Duarte

• Jose ‘Joe’ Ragasa

• Anna Marie Wolff

• Nelson E. Freitas

• Trinidad P. Villabrille


Linda M. Rabago

Linda M. Rabago of Lihu‘e died April 25, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 59.

Born in Waimea, she worked for many years for Grove Farm and most recently at Child Support Enforcement Agency.

She is survived by her husband Eldren Rabago of Lihu‘e; sons Kevin Rabago of San Jose, Calif., Jason Hall of San Jose, Calif., and Elton (Lizil) Rabago of Lihu‘e; daughter Lynel Rabago of Puhi; mother Marcelina Bungcayao of Puhi; brother Fred Bungcayao of Princeville; sister Trina (Albert) Wong of Wailua; brother Dominic Bungcayao of Kirkland, Wash.; and four nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans’ Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


William Duarte

William Duarte of Kalaheo died April 30, 2007, at Straub Hospital at the age of 86.

Born in Hawai‘i, he was the owner of Duarte’s U-Drive & Tours on Kaua‘i and the Big Island.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice Duarte of Kalaheo; daughter Mary Walsh of Florida; and son Alan (Charmain) Duarte of Kalaheo; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Holy Cross Church cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4300 Rice Street, #C3, Lihu‘e HI 96766.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Jose ‘Joe’ Ragasa

Jose “Joe” Ragasa of Hanama‘ulu died April 29, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 84.

Born in Pantay Laud, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a retired groundskeeper for Kaua‘i Surf and the Westin Kaua‘i.

He is survived by his wife Jacinta Ragasa; daughters Jessie (Nick) Ragasa and Joyce (Bonie) Tumaneng; grandchildren Jonie “Bree” Ragasa, Dreyden Tumaneng and Saedy Tumaneng; brother Teodoro Ragasa and sister Valentina Ragasa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at Immaculate Conception Church where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Albert. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Anna Marie Wolff

Anna Marie Wolff of Lihu‘e and St. Louis, Mo, died April 26, 2007, at her home in Lihu‘e, at the age of 79.

Born in St. Louis, she was a seamstress in the garment industry.

She is survived by her husband Harold Wolff of Lihu‘e and St. Louis; son Robert (Jeanette) Wolff of Kapa‘a; daughters Carol (Bill Pounds) of California and Jean (Julius) Miller of Virginia; brother Kenneth Lambrechts of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.

Services are pending in St. Louis.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Nelson E. Freitas

Nelson E. Freitas of Kalaheo died at home on April 28, 2007, at the age of 64.

Born in Koloa on Sept. 20, 1942, he was a foreman with Olokele Sugar Company.

He is survived by sons David N.K. Freitas of San Jose, Calif., and Douglas (Malia) Freitas of Kalaheo; one grandchild; mother Emma Freitas of Kalaheo; brother Larry (Val) Freitas of Kalaheo; sisters Yvonne (Edward) Carveiro and Kathy (Corey) Rosare, both of Kalaheo; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; Mass officiated by Father Dennis will begin at 2 p.m. Private inurnment at a later date. The family requests casual attire and no wreaths.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Trinidad P. Villabrille

Trinidad Pogtis Villabrille of Kapa‘a died April 25, 2007, at her home in Kapa‘a, at the age of 80.

Born on O‘ahu, she retired from Mahelona Hospial and operated a care home until 2005.

She is survived by sons Kenneth (Karen) Villabrille, Floro (Susan) Villabrille Jr., and Ralph Sonny (Teri) Villabrille, all of Kapa‘a; sister Rosa Ramones of Honolulu; sister-in-law Mildred Pogtis of Wai‘anae; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grand Master Floro Villabrille Sr., brother Alfred Pogtis and brother-in-law Juan Ramones.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a where services will begin at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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