Adelaida “Ida” Freitas
107, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died on April 10, 2019. She was born in Sprecklesville, Maui on April 8, 1912, the daughter of Portuguese immigrants Manuel Barboza and Mary Mendonca. The family of 12 children, including those from earlier marriages, lived in the early years on the Kaeleku Sugar Plantation near Hana, Maui. They were very religious with one daily routine, a father-led rosary recital. Communications between parents and children were in Portuguese from parent and English from the children. Ida and some of her sisters moved to Honolulu where 17 year old Ida met and married master machinist Alfred Borges Freitas (deceased). They had three sons, Alfred (Annie), Eugene, and Thomas (Peggy). Ida kept close contact with her church, singing in choirs, and doing church housekeeping services. After Alfred retired, the couple worked as custodians of the CYO Camp in Hauula. When that work ended they moved to the Saint Stephen's Diocesan Center in Kaneohe. Ida was active in the Koolau Senior Hui, a senior citizen's group, where she was known for her joke telling. Ida leaves her sons, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Services will be held on May 7, 2019 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Family Viewing: 9:00 a.m.; Public: 9:30 a.m.; Mass: 10:30 a.m.; Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park, Kaneohe.
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