THELMA B. MENDES
THELMA B. MENDES DECEMBER 20, 1918 - MAY 21, 2016 Born to John and Adelaide Botelho, Thelma grew up and spent her early adult years in the Punchbowl area. With her husband John Mendes, their two sons, Tommy and Ronald, they moved to Kaneohe, then added to their family three more children: Mary, Anne-Marie and Darryle. One might remember Thelma as the smiling face behind the counters at Kaneohe Bakery for many years. But the more important jobs she held were being the devoted wife of John for 46 years before his passing, and a nurturing and loving mom to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thelma was a very strong, kind and caring woman and was selfless when it came to her family, always working hard to provide, yet very content with the many blessings God had already given. Thelma was a devoted Catholic and an active member of St. Ann's and then St. Anthony's Church after moving to Kailua. She volunteered at St. Anthony's Outreach Center and in their financial ministry. Also a very active member of the Young Ladies Institute for over 50 years, she served the community and developed life- long friendships that she cherished dearly. She is survived by her sons Tom (Melvine), Darryle (Marcie), daughter Anne-Marie Lum (Mike) and daughter-in-law Francine Mendes, along with 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John, son Ronald and daughter Mary. Her Family is very grateful to Zafira Anhalt and the staff at Kailua Gardens for the loving care they provided during her last two years. Services will be held on Thurs. June 16, 2016 at St. Anthony Church in Kailua, 9:30 am Visitation, 10:30 am Mass. Burial will be at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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