Obituaries for Aug. 18


Maryanne Gonsalves, 61, of Hilo died July 31 at a care home. Born in Hilo, she was a Goodwill program participant. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by aunts, Clara Gonsalves of Honolulu, Christine Mattos of Hilo; uncle, Manuel Gonsalves of Oregon; godmother, Dolly Pagan of Hilo; caregivers, Grace and Paul Andres of Hilo; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alfonso Ayonayon Labiano Sr., 96, of Pahoa died Aug. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Clemente Tarlac, Philippines, he was a retired laborer for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of Church of Christ — Iglesia Ni Cristo in Keaau. Visitation only 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8-8:45 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Alfonso (Florence) Labiano Jr. of Las Vegas, Winston (Joji) Labiano of Pahoa, Mario (Armi) Labiano and Nelson Labiano of Kona; daughters, Carmelita (Froilan) Tabilas of Palm Springs, Calif., Remedios Labiano of Pahoa, Mercy (Sam Butler) Paterakis of Hilo and Imelda (Glen) Lasala of Philippines; 36 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sister Florence Remata, 75, of Honolulu died Aug. 3 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she was minister of the Hawaii-Southwest Region of Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and a former teacher and vice principal at St. Joseph School in Hilo. Visitation 3:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Church in Manoa, Honolulu. Liturgy of Christian Burial at 5 p.m. Reception to follow in parish hall. Burial 9 a.m. Wednesday the next day at Diamond Head Cemetery. No flowers. Memorial contributions to retirement fund of Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu HI 96822-1885. Survived by brothers, David, Edward, Alfredo and Richard Remata of Kauai, Stanley Remata of Pearl City, and Wilfred Lawrence and Patrick Remata of California; sisters, Mildred Olores, Elizabeth Aquino and Vivian Nonaka of Kauai; 30 nephews and nieces, 60 grandnephews and grandnieces and 11 great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.

Vernal “Big Man” John Veincent, 71, of Hilo died Aug. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator for Goodfellow Brothers, member of Apostles Motorcycle Club and Operating Engineers Union Local 3 and former member of Aliis Motorcycle Club. Celebration of life 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Puhi Bay (Hawaiian village). Casual attire. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Marilyn Veincent of Hilo; daughters, Lucille (Terence) Veincent-Salazar of Pahoa, Renee (Wendel Kaiawe) Veincent of Kailua-Kona; Kehau (Pius Taiwerpiy) Veincent of Kahului, Maui, Shannon (Carlos Claudio) Veincent and Sheron (Nathan) Bee of Hilo; son, Shane Veincent of Hilo; brothers, Manuel (Eunice) Veincent of Waimea and Joseph (Lorraine) Veincent of Hilo; sister-in-law, Delight Veincent of Hilo; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

 

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