Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Jan. 19
March 15, 1936 – December 30, 2019
Virginia (Blondie) Hoopai Rivera Kuaana 83 of Wailuku, and formally of Kanaio, passed away on December 30, 2019. She was born in Hana, Maui on March 15, 1936 to Solomon and Beatrice Hoopai, both (Predeceased).
Blondie is predeceased by her husband Raymond Kuaana and son John Rivera. She leaves behind 8 Children Raymond (Maka) (Bill) Rivera, James (Kimo) Rivera, Duane (Grata) Rivera, Dexter (Remi) Rivera. Daughters Lorna (Ona) Kumalae, Stacey (Moses) (predeceased) Hosino, Virginia (Ipo) (Clifford) (predeceased) Kamaka, Judy (Richard) Pavlik, 25 Grandchildren, 76 Great Grandchildren and 19 Great Great Grandchildren. And numerous Hanai children. Brothers Solomon (Bully) Hoopai Jr., Kenneth Hoopai (predeceased), Anson Hoopai. Sisters Cathy (Lina) Tanoue, Maizie Manaois (predeceased), Melanie Mau, Lynette Malaikini, Barbara Ann Benton, Robin Sylva, Martha Mizner.
Visitation will be held at Ballard’s Mortuary Friday Feb. 7, 2020. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. family, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with service at 6:30pm. Saturday Feb. 8, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. family, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30am with service at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon will be held at Hawaiian Homes Hall/Park in Paukukalo at 2 p.m.
October 10, 1955 – January 7, 2020