Obituaries for Nov. 13, 2016

• Esperanza ‘Ansing’ ‘Espe’ Sagucio Antolin • Thomas ‘Ondo’ R. Refamonte • Luzonia ‘Lydia’ Tolentino Bernardo • Louis J. Dubuque III

Esperanza ‘Ansing’ ‘Espe’ Sagucio Antolin

Esperanza “Ansing” “Espe” Sagucio Antolin of Eleele, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Oct. 22, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 77.

Born on Nov. 3, 1938, in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philipines, she was a midwife and attended Kauai Community College for nursing and was employed ad Kauai Surf and Weston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Josefina Sagucio, husband, Orlino Antolin Sr., and son-in-law, Garrick Nakaahiki.

She is survived by her daughters Oriente “Ori” Antolin Nakaahiki of Eleele, Rosaly “Rose” (Frank) Domenden of Lihue, Leoni (Allan) Texeira of Lihue, Imelda “Mel” (Paul) De Los Reyes of Eleele, son Orlino “Boy” (Ivy) Antolin Jr. of Hanapepe, 11 grandchildren, Shanette (Jason) Dias, Ashley Nakaahiki, Justin (Irene) Michaud, Christine (Rey) Grande, Joscelynn (Gino) Jarquio, Joni Texeira, Dawn Texeira, Jenna Antolin, David (Sheanee) Michaud, 14 great-grand- children, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Kauai Memorial Convention Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. with service to follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Cemetery, Lihue. Lunch and fellowship to be held after graveside service at Kauai Memorial Convention Hall.

Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Hawaii.

Thomas ‘Ondo’ R. Refamonte

Thomas “Ondo” R. Refamonte of Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Oct. 27, 2016, at the age of 74.

Born on March 28, 1942, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired landscaper and welder.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tomas Refamonte, mother, Leonicia Cuyo and wife, Josephine Refamonte.

He is survived by daughters, Terrece Refamonte, Tonia Refamonte, Taneil (Levi) Hirokane; sons, Todd (Addie) Refamonte, Tomme Joe (Melissa) Refamonte, Troy (Keani) Refamonte; sisters, Doris Refamonte, Janet (Ming) Largusa, Pearl (Raymond) Awana; brother, Ronald (Koren) Refamonte; 12 grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Luzonia ‘Lydia’ Tolentino Bernardo

Luzonia “Lydia” Tolentino Bernardo of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Nov. 8, 2016, at the age of 72 at Garden Island Health Care.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1944, in San Mateo, Isabela, Philippines.

She was retired from Hilton Hotel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mamerto and Laurencia Tolentino; brothers, Cardenio Sr., and Narcisco Tolentino; sons, Isidro Jr. and Renato Bernardo.

She is survived by her husband, Isidro Bernardo; daughters, Merly (Jonathan Sr.) Fatu, Juliet (Kevin Jones) Ruiz, Jeanie (Chris) Tavares; sons, Alex (Olivia) Bernardo, Bernard (Tisha) Bernardo; numerous grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; sisters Rosenda (Dominador) Tumamaom, Virginia (Carlos) Bernardo, Remy (Michael) Inouye, Linda (Resty) Bernardo, Francesca (Jean-Paul) Taylor; brothers, Dominador (Medina) Tolentino, Mamerto (Helen) Tolentino, Danilo Tolentino, Juanito (Cathy) Tolentino and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Visitation will be at 9: a.m. with service at 10:30 a.m.

Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Louis J. Dubuque III

Louis Joseph Dubuque III died Oct. 27, 2016, at his home in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii. Born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to Helena and Louis J. Dubuque II, Louis grew up in St. Louis spending summers with his relatives in Mexico City. He graduated from St. Louis University at the age of 19 and entered the Marines serving in the Pacific, China and Korea. Captain Dubuque was awarded the Bronze Star for his service and left the Reserves with a love for his country, a passion for Asian art and architecture, and a firm resolve to never camp out ever again.

Louis had a long and successful career as VP of Marketing and Sales with Dictaphone/Pitney Bowes. Louis, an amazing salesperson, loved what he did. Blessed with boundless energy, a great wit, competitive nature and a genuine love of people and life, he eagerly pursued any sales challenge. During his 35 years with the firm, he dominated the Achievement Awards as well as the cafeteria ping pong table, mentored junior staff and was honored when the company’s “Integrity in Sales” award was renamed the Louis Dubuque Award.

In 1950, he met and married Nancy Turner in Saint Louis. They had five children that they raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite traveling all over the world with work, he was an involved and caring parent and grandfather, whether shooting hoops or attending sports and school activities. He enjoyed tennis and paddle tennis at the Belle Haven Club, playing Liar’s Poker, and consuming more chocolate than thought was humanly possible.

When Lou retired from Pitney Bowes, he and Nancy moved to Kauai to sell real estate. Lou brought his ability to sell to the North Shore of Kauai where he and Nancy constantly established sales records. Lou was bemused that what they were doing was considered “work” (wearing Hawaiian shirts and showing people around paradise). He loved the island and believed that Kauai sold itself. He continued to work until he was 90.

Louis and Nancy always gave back to their communities. Lou shared his sales and fundraising skills with many organizations. He was active with the Rotary Club of Hanalei helping with numerous fundraising events- whether renovating the pier in Hanalei Bay or helping businesses rebuild after Hurricane Iniki. He was generous with his family, friends and those in need receiving the Quiet Rotarian award in 2011. He and Nancy were active volunteers and communicants at St. Williams parish in Hanalei where each Sunday during the announcements, Lou “sold” opportunities for parishioners and tourists to have their pictures taken with the priest (or not), and ring the bell for different amounts. For $200 you could have your name on a plaque at the back of the church which the parish recently renamed the Nancy and Louis Dubuque Bell Ringers Society. All monies provide scholarships to island children. In 2000, as one of the “Treasures of Hawaii” he was honored by the Catholic Church for his volunteer efforts that celebrate church, faith and service to the greater community.

Lou and Nancy shared a passion for travel and loved meeting people and exploring different cultures. They traveled the world and treated their family to several fabulous trips over the years. They were very much in love and their home was always a place of welcoming laughter and friendship. Friends of Lou noted, there never was a more positive guy, whether he was distracting a ping pong opponent with annoying chatter or passing out his business cards. His friends at Rotary wrote, “Lou’s wonderful loving spirit will live forever in our hearts. He touched so many of us, both personally and professionally. He was a champion for polio eradication, and always made you feel like the most special person in the room with his huge smile, quick wit and his even bigger heart. He will be missed.”

Louis was deeply loved by his family: Stephan Dubuque of Richmond, Virginia; Lisa Schuneman and husband Wesley of Castle Rock, CO; Andrew Dubuque and wife Susan of Cape Elizabeth, ME; Beau Dubuque and husband Denis Sharon of New Milford, CT; and Michelle Vallely and husband Scott Vallely of New Canaan CT; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Louis was predeceased by his wife Nancy and his granddaughter Jessica Miller-Pfeufer.

A Mass celebrating Louis and Nancy’s life was conducted at St. William’s parish. Memorial contributions in Louis’ name can be made to the Nancy and Louis Dubuque Bell Ringers Society, St. Williams, care of St. Catherine’s, 5021-A, Kawaihau Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746. Finally, the Dubuque family would like to thank the North Shore community, Rotary, Hospice and particularly the loving care of Lose Tauhelangi and all the wonderful caretakers who have loved and cared for Louis in recent years. Mahalo.


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