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Obituaries for Monday, June 5, 2023

Mary Rivera Gandia

Mary Rivera Gandia, 89, passed away in Kekaha on May 13, 2023. She was born in Koloa on July 31, 1933, and worked at St. Theresa School as a cook.

She was preceded in passing by husband Richard Gandia, parents Cicilio and Virginia Rivera, grandson Kylan Gandia and nine siblings.

She is survived by children Duanne (Ben) Pescador, Mark (Verna) Gandia and Robert Gandia, one sibling, five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha on Saturday, June 17. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m., a funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home. The family suggests casual attire.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Louise Jeanette Silva

Louise Jeanette Silva arrived into this world on Dec. 12, 1934. She was surrounded by her loving family when our Lord called her home on May 13, 2023. She was a kind person who was loved by many. She worked in retail and retired from Hopaco.

She was preceded in death by husband Richard Silva, parents John and Mary Santos, sisters Lillian Perreira, Betty Gomes and Bella Ilalaole and brothers Manuel Santos and Kenneth Santos.

She is survived by son Wayne (Denise) Silva, daughters Sharon (Duane) Hahn, Joyce Pasion and Lisa (Roger) Taniguchi, grandchildren Christy Lagundino, Keola (Neoma) Silva, Duane (U‘i) Silva, Waylon Silva, Dunavan Hahn, Jazmine (Johnathan) Strand, Wyatt (Paige) Taniguchi and Cody Taniguchi, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed serving our Lord, gardening, fishing, and being with family and friends.

Her celebration of life is on June 10 at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. with service to follow. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Source: The Garden Island

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