August 1, 1915 ~ December 8, 2014
Esperanza C. Funtanilla (1915-2014)
Esperanza Cabacungan Funtanilla known by everyone as Pacing, died with her family by her side at home on December 8, 2014 in Torrance, CA. at the age of 99. She retired from Olokele Sugar Company as a landscape helper after 15 years in Kaumakani, HI.
Esperanza is preceded in death by her husband, Basilio Blanza Funtanilla and great-grandson Cayd Fujimoto.
She is survived by her sister Socorro (Abundio) Munoz (Hayward, CA), three children, Antonia Fontanilla (Torrance, CA), Peggy (Leland) Sun (Burbank, CA) and son Franklin (Stephanie) Funtanilla (Eleele, HI). Seven grandchildren, Craig (Rachelle Lorenzo) Fujimoto, Anson Fujimoto, Mason Fujimoto, Liana Sun, Branden Sun, Sara Funtanilla and Isaac Funtanilla. Five great-grandchildren, Gavin Fujimoto, Cyrus Fujimoto, Chloe Fujimoto, Kolten Fujimoto and Rylie Fujimoto, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be in Hawaii on Kauai, as Esperanza will be laid to rest next to her husband of 49 years. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be at 5:00pm. A celebration of her life on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:30am with viewing at Eleele Sacred Hearts Mission. Mass at 10:00am with burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens, Lihue. Her family requests casual attire.
Arrangements handled by Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA and Garden Island Mortuary Ltd., Lawai, HI.
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