Donna Marie Gomes

Posted On January 25th, 2014 -

donnamariegomezDONNA MARIE GOMES January 12, 2014 Donna Gomes, 63, of Honolulu, passed away on January 12, 2014 at Queens Medical Center. She was born in Koko Head region of Honolulu. Donna attended Star of the Sea school for girls from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. She was a proud graduate of the Class of ’68 an honorary diploma for having a perfect attendance record for all 12 years. Donna was a very successful model working numerous projects. A small sampling of her successes were, Liberty House Model, first poster girl for both the First Hawaiian Bank “The bank that says yes” and Primo Beer Marketing campaigns. Amongst all these accomplishments, she was a popular character actress in the original Hawaii 50 Series. Donna’ business career began at the old GEM Music store on Kapahulu Ave and she later managed the Kahala Music store where she absorbed a great love for Jazz and Burt Bacharach. She later moved on to successful sales careers with Paradise Beverages and American Linen Service Company (ALSCO) before retiring. Donna had a wonderful love of life, people and song. In recent years, she lived for her grandchildren. Nothing was more important. Donna is survived by her husband Randy Martin, her son, Kekoa Ornellas, brothers, John, Peter and Donald Gomes, Sister Annie Landon and two grandchildren; Noah and Sophia Ornellas. A memorial service planned for January 28th 2014 at the Star of the Sea Church. Visitation will be from 9:30am – 10:30am followed by Mass. A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held afterwards at the Elks Club Waikiki from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Susan B. Komen foundation.


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