Perlita Cabanting Defiesta, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut factory worker in Keaau and Funk Seeds International cornfield machine operator on Molokai, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Virgilio A.; sons Fernan "Vern" and Paul "Maji" Caspillo; daughter Teresita "Tessie" DeCosta; brothers Juanito "John," Hermanio, Felipe and Alvaro Cabanting; sister Pacita Corpuz; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 20 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased