Obituaries for Sunday, November 21, 2021

Caroline ‘Carol’ Edythe O’Shaughnessy

Caroline “Carol” Edythe O’Shaughnessy, longtime Kaua‘i resident, passed away at home on Nov. 8, 2021, at the age of 95, surrounded by family. She was born Mar. 30, 1926 in Roseville, California, to Ella and Christopher Dundee, who were early pioneers to the Sacramento Valley area. She was a devoted daughter and caregiver to her parents, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and true friend.

After graduating from San Juan High School in Sacramento, she completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Nevada Reno, where she met her husband, Bob O’Shaughnessy, an All-American basketball star and World War II veteran.

She furthered her education at Sacramento State College and received her teacher’s credentials. She began her career teaching preschool, which she truly loved. After moving her family to Kaua‘i in the early ‘70s, she taught at a number of elementary schools from ‘Ele‘ele to Kilauea, then retired at age 70. She shared her passion for learning with all of her students.

She was an accomplished watercolor artist, winning numerous awards throughout her lifelong love of painting. Her gift for creating beauty through her artwork and in her home and gardens was admired by everyone who knew her. She was also a skilled tap dancer, enjoying both performing and teaching.

She was happiest being outdoors, spending her free time nurturing her plants and gardens and enjoying her many pet dogs, cats and birds. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends at the beach for potlucks, swimming and searching for the perfect driftwood. She also loved to ski and play tennis, and taught her children at an early age to enjoy the same.

Always enthusiastic, no adventure was too big for Carol, whether it was climbing the tallest oak tree on her family farm, rafting through the rapids on the American and Truckee rivers, or hiking into the Kalalau Valley.

She will be deeply missed and always remembered for her zest for life and her boundless spirit. Aloha ‘oe.

She was preceded in death by parents Ella and Chris Dundee, sister Lillian Pine, brothers Chris and Frederick Dundee, husband Bob O’Shaughnessy, granddaughter Eryn O’Shaughnessy, nephews Chris Jr. and Steve Dundee and Norm Pine, children Barbara (Ted) Mahan, Terry (Alan) O’Shaughnessy, Kevin (Sandi) O’Shaughnessy, Kirk (Dianne) O’Shaughnessy, Brian O’Shaughnessy and Kelly (Mindy) O’Shaughnessy, grandchildren Shannon (Joe) Massarotti, Shane (Katie) Mahan, Brigette O’Shaughnessy, Christopher Freidinger, Daniel O’Shaughnessy and great-grandchildren Ella and Mason Massarotti, Avery and Davis Mahan and Juliette O’Shaughnessy.

A memorial service is planned for Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in Kapa‘a. Guests can email Terry at for more information.

Benito Ramos Bombay

Benito Ramos Bombay, 83, formerly of Kapa‘a, passed away at his home in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Nov. 16, 2021. He was born on Nov. 25, 1937 and was a retired maintenance man.

He was preceded in death by wife Aurora Afaga Bombay, parents Isidoro and Apolonia Bombay, sisters Gony (Arthur) Komori, Linda (Ben) Dacay and Carmelina (Baldomero) Retana.

He is survived by son Sam (Justina) Bombay, daughters Myrna (David) Masuda, Eden (Tim Fabiana) Delos Santos and Loida Levinthol, sister Eugeniana (Ong Hioun) Bombay Ong, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 20 at the Bombay residence in Barangay 32, Corocor, Bacarra, Philippines.

Condolence cards from family and friends can be mailed to Bombay Family, c/o Loida Levinthol, P.O. Box 423 Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Brisen Micah Bermoy

Brisen Micah Bermoy of Kalaheo passed away on April 19, 2020, in Koloa, at the age of 36. He was born on May 29, 1983 in Waimea. He was a carpenter and also worked at Bangkok Happy Bowl in Koloa. He was a talented athlete in sports and loved the ocean.

He was preceded in death by adopted parents Henry and Cleo Bermoy.

He is survived by mother Linda Bermoy, son Brayden Bermoy, brothers Victor Samantha (Sami) Danley, Nash (Jamie) Danley and River Aguirre, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor. Mahalo nui loa for all the love.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Haruyoshi Watanabe

Haruyoshi Watanabe, 96, of Waimea, died on Sept. 30, 2021.

Private services were held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).


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