• Francisca Aqui
Francisca Llanos Aqui died on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, following a six-month battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. Born on March 9, 1919, in Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines to Maximo and Patricia Llanos, she retired as a state employee.
The family immigrated to Kaua‘i in 1923. She graduated from the 8th Grade at Kapa‘a School. On March 6, 1935 she married Lamberto Paculba Aqui. She was employed at Mahelona Hospital and was a parishioner of St. Catherine’s Parish as well as a charter member of The Filipino Catholic Club.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, “Dr. Bert” of Kealia, her brothers, Ezekiel and Floro Llanos of the Philippines and her children, Angel and Christopher Aqui of Kapa‘a.
She is survived by her brothers, Cristituto Llanos of Waipahu; Thomas Dumagan and Antonio Dumagan both of Okinawa; her children, Lambert Aqui Jr. of Kapa‘a, Patricia (Dr. Lonnie) Tiner of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Corinne (Blair) Peterson of West Linn, Ore.; grandchildren, Mark (Christine) Aqui of Honolulu, Dr. Christopher (Adriana) Tiner of Pasadena, Calif., Sandra (Edward) Obrero of Koloa, David Tiner of Rock Hill, S.C., Joseph Tiner of Kane‘ohe, Deborah (Kevin) Robell of Kula, Michelle (Brian) Lopes of Lihu‘e and Katrina Peterson of Cambridge, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Eric Aqui, Ailana Aqui, Makana Aqui, Keliana Tiner, Katya Tiner, Isabella Tiner, Brent Obrero, Tia Obrero, Kayli Obrero, Kyle Tiner, Ashley Tiner, Alana Robell, Keala Robell, Tyler Lopes, Jordan Lee, Brad Lopes, Kapono Lopes, Kaina Christian, Kamaile Lopes, Kelani Griep, Nainoa Lopes; great-great-grandchildren, Noeau Aqui, Kaya Caycayon-Obrero, Kaz Caycayon-Obrero and several nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 29, at St. Catherine’s Church. Viewing begins at 8:30, eulogies at 10:10, funeral Mass at 10:30, and burial at 11:30 in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Catherine’s Church Outreach, 5021 Kawaihau Rd., Kapa‘a, HI 96746. Aloha attire is suggested.