Obituaries for Sunday, September 17, 2017

• Paul Raymond LaPorte • Candelaria ‘Connie’ R. Carvalho • Kelly Kenji Arakaki • Barbara Boro Rita • Dolores Carbonel • Keanu Shannon Lawai‘a Saito • Samuel Kamae III

Paul Raymond LaPorte

Paul Raymond LaPorte, professional artist, passed away in Waimea on Aug. 3, 2017. He suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was born on Dec. 14, 1953, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was 63. He lived in Kekaha and is well known in the art commnuity of Hanapepe. Friends called him “the painter to the stars,” as his work is in the collections of Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan and Jeremy Irons, who all came across his work on Kauai.

He attended Worcester Boys Trade School, graduating in 1969. He liked working with his hands, and as a teenager he would draw murals on his bedroom wall to reflect some sort of scenery. He loved to travel and looked forward to weekends when he could hitch a ride to the White Mountains in New Hampshire or some deep woods of Maine. In 1978 he told his family that he and some friends would be going to California, where he then made his way to Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by father Donald LaPorte in 1988.

He is survived by mother Rose Burton of Auburn, Massachusetts, brothers Denis Laporte of Rutland Massachusetts, Robert LaPorte of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, sisters Norma LaPorte (Hughes) of Lakeland, Florida, Doreen LaPorte of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Cheryl LaPorte (Torosian) of Oxford, Massachusetts, and Tina LaPorte (Conley) of Worcester, Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A “Paul Party” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the west side of Salt Pond Beach Park, pavilion #2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is potluck and BYOB. Look for the pink flamingo.

Candelaria ‘Connie’ R. Carvalho

Candelaria “Connie” R. Carvalho, 91, of Lihue, passed away on Sept. 2, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center. Born on Aug. 3, 1926, in Kapaa, she was a custodian and sales clerk for Woolworth.

She was preceded in death by parents Albert Sr. and Mary Rumion, husband Alfred Souza Carvalho, daughter Mary Carvalho, brothers George, Manuel and Albert Jr. Rumion, sisters Beatrice Billedo, Germina Quereto, Mary Sa, Louise Young, and great grandson Makoa Kekumukupa‘aMakawaiolaokalani Carvalho.

She is survived by brother Robert (Alexandra “Sandy” Kontos) Rumion of Las Vegas, sons Moroni (Melaney) Quereto of Keokuk, Iowa, Leonard (Brenda) Carvalho of Lihue, Steven M. Carvalho of Lihue, Dennis Carvalho of Kaumakani, David (Pamela) Carvalho of Wailua, daughters Maile (H. K.) Pang of Orem, Utah, Kepulani (Ernest) Wimberly of West Valley City, Utah, 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private (immediate family only) celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kapaa County Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family.

Kelly Kenji Arakaki

Kelly Kenji Arakaki, 57, of Kalaheo, passed away on Sept. 10, 2017.

He worked for the state Department of Transportation Harbors Division for the past 30 years.

He was preceded in death by father Hiroshi Arakaki and brother Warren Arakaki.

He is survived by wife Moulene Arakaki, stepson Branden Peebles, mother Sadami Arakaki, son Ronson (Talia Kona) Arakaki, grandchildren Kaili, Hunter and Peyton, sister Lois (Reid) Fujishige, brothers Jerome Arakaki, Wesley (Roxanne Kahula) Arakaki and Derek Arakaki, and other family members and friends.

Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa on Friday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m. Visitation will be at 8 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Barbara Boro Rita

Barbara Boro Rita, 85, of Kalaheo, passed away at her home in Kalaheo.

She was born on June 27, 1932, in Port Allen Camp.

She was preceded in death by husband Edward Costa Rita, son Edward Rita Jr., daughter Raynette Neolani Rita, and parents Dominado and Mary Boro.

She is survived by daughters Valerie Linoz Rita, Verlynn Keuma and Radine (Jeff) Fabro, sons Warren (Karen) Rita and Eric (Elizabeth) Rita, 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, brothers Robert Boro, Donald (Loretta) Boro and Roy (Valerie) Boro, sister Irene (Castrol) Lovell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel in Koloa from 9 to 10:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Dolores Carbonel

Dolores Carbonel, 97, of Koloa, passed away on Sept. 10, 2017, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home in Omao.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by husband Julio Carbonel, daughter Carmelita Salarzon, and brothers Ricardo Azcueta and Mariano Azcueta.

She is survived by daughters Estrelita (Manuel) Lopez of Koloa, Rolinda (Nelson) Sumague of Eleele, Myrna (Idio) Carbonel of Hanapepe, Delia (Johnny) Querubin of Koloa and Fedelina (Misael) Racho of Eleele, sons Fernando (Amelia) Carbonel of Hanapepe, Eugene (Evelyn) Carbonel of California, Reymundo (Mila) Carbonel of Philippines and William (Marilyn) Carbonel of Philippines, 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sister Carlota Aquino of the Philippines, and numerous nieces nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa from 8 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park cemetery in Lihue.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Keanu Shannon Lawai‘a Saito

Keanu Shannon Lawai‘a Saito of Wailua Homesteads passed away on Aug. 27, 2017. He was 20 years old.

He was born on April 18, 1997, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was a student at Kauai Community College, and worked as a food runner. He loved photography, canoe paddling, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an amazing son, grandson and nephew.

He was preceded in death by father Shannon De Silva, grandfather Larry Saito, great-grandmother Lucy Freitas and uncle Alan De Silva.

He is survived by his loving and devoted mother Desaray Saito-Brown, Robert (Paka) Brown Jr, Brothers Robert (Ali‘i) Brown III and Larry Brown, grandparents Charlotte and Ronnie Romero, Wayne and Rita De Silva, Lopaka and Amy Brown and John and Leila Kaneholani, uncles Kevin (Yukie) De Silva, Travis (Lisa) De Silva, Keone (Jaz) Kaneholani, Kaimi (Pua) Kaneholani, aunties Darnell (Wendell) Miguel, Kalalea (Glenn) Galam, Piliwale Carlson, Kayla (Kala) Asing and Nalani Brown, and numerous cousins and extended family and friends.

His parents would also like to thank everyone for their prayers and support throughout this difficult time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled with honor and care by Borthwick Memorial Mortuary Kauai.

Samuel Kamae III

Samuel Kamae III passed away on Aug. 31, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Jan. 2, 1941, in Honolulu, he was an irrigation and harvest supervisor for Kauai Coffee Company.

He was preceded in death by father Samuel Kamae Jr., mother Gloria Kamae, brothers Thomas, Sam, Franklin and James Kamae, and sisters Elizabeth Kamae and Rosemary Anderson.

He is survived by wife Cleopatra Keaweamahi Kamae of Anahola, sons Samuel Kamae IV of Anahola, Tile Bula Kamae of Anahola and John Dispirito of Kapaa, daughter Melissa (Kyle Wong) Dispirito of Eleele, grandchildren Kiana Nancy Ann Dispirito and Sarah Ho‘okahipuuwaii Naoi Kamae Wong, brother Dennis K. Kamae of Honolulu, sisters Laverna L. Beatly, Cynthia A. Johnson, Angela L. Tartar, Mayden L. Ford, Janice N. Soto, Marylin L. Ball and Martha Lou Kaio, all of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.


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