Florence Medeiros Puana
FLORENCE MEDEIROS PUANA Florence was born to Mathias and Caroline Louis Medeiros in Makawao, Maui on August 24, 1919. She passed away peacefully at home in Kailua on February 13, 2020 at age 100. She and her husband, the late John K. Puana, Jr. moved to Honolulu in 1941 and resided on Oahu for the remainder of their lives. Florence was employed by Mary, Star of the Sea Church Rectory for 33 years, where she ran the Marist household. She was also an active member of the parish for over 67 years, generously giving of her time wherever there was a need. Florence was elected "Island Treasure" in May of 2002. She felt she was undeserving of it, but those who knew her agreed she was most worthy of this special award. She was also so honored to be a member of the Third Order of Mary and the Altar and Rosary Society. She retired in 2002 at the age of 83 but continued to volunteer her time at the Maunalani Nursing and Rehab Centers. The patients looked forward to her weekly visits, ready smile and the cheer that she brought them. Florence loved her God and family with all her being and was a loving wife and devoted mother. She was an engaging, kind, affectionate and courageous woman who was truly a joy to know and will forever be missed by her ohana and her friends as well. Florence and the late John K. Puana, Jr. had 9 children; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 Mary, Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu, Hawaii Visitation: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Mass to follow. Private Burial.
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