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Bereavements, Condolences, Tributes

Last update: July 1 2020

This is a free, moderated service for Cook Islanders or others to post bereavement notices, tributes or in memoriam notices. If sending a death notice for publication, it is essential to include an e-mail address to allow checking for authenticity, otherwise the notice will not be published. Messages may be subject to editing if adjudged too long. No messages will be published if received in capitals only or in lower case letters only. All messages need to be in English. Maori must be accompanied by an English translation. Messages containing overlong biblical passages will not be published. Postings will be kept until deemed no longer current (usually 30 days). E-mail postings to Death Notices, Tributes

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Bereavement notices

July 1
UPOKOMANU, Marioni Dearly beloved Mum, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and Aunty to all her nieces and nephews around the world Mrs Marioni Marsters Upokomanu passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Sunrise July 13 1933 sunset 30 June 30 2020. She was the last surviving child of the late Papa Carryme Kare Rapahua Marsters and Kaiei Vou. She was also a devoted wife to the late Rakitu Tiki Nooroa to whom she bore seven children Mary, Terangi, Merion, Tereapii, Tiki (deceased), James, Moana (deceased) and the late Tukua Upokomanu with two children, Mareta and Tukua. Her body will be lying at 15 Tyrone Street, Otara from Thursday July 2 2020 at 11am Family service Monday July 6 2020 at the Cook Islands SDA Church 15 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki at 6pm. Her body will be taken by her family back to her homeland of Aitutaki at a later date. If any families would like to visit please contact Merion Eliu on 092747169 to arrange bookings. Alternative contacts: Tiare Eliu Kimi 0210670225 Rangi Poko 0212728441.

June 25
LEWIS, Dennis. Beloved father, Dennis John David Lewis (SNR), sadly passed away at Waitakere Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday June 23 2020. Matua Dennis' body is lying iat his home, 19 Harmel Rd, Glendene. A funeral service will be held at Haven Falls Funeral Home, 3 View Road, Henderson on Saturday June 27 at 11am, followed by a private cremation at the Waikumete Crematorium. Note to anyone considering attending his funeral on Saturday. If you are displaying signs of a cold or are unwell, it would be wise to stay away to keep us all safe. You have the option of taking part in the live zoom. However, I would need to receive your email addresses by 2pm on Friday. Priority goes to family as we have a limit on numbers to link in but we will do our best. Please message me directly if you want to use that option. Kia manuia. Feel free to contact daughters May Seager on 0212385328 Violetti Luatua 0211816223, son Daniel Lewis for more information.

June 24
KIRIANU, Neeiti. Neeiti Toru Kirianu passed on June 21 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Son of Kirianu Rutera and Tanieraiti, husband of Teremoana Kirianu, father of Tauariki Joseph, Ngatokotoru Kirianu, Rourutara Kirianu, Okirua Kirianu, Angeline Kirianu, Ngatokoa Kirianu (deceased), grandfather and great-grandfather. Sunrise March 13 1942, sunset June 21 2020. Dad's body will lay at his home residence at 72 Hamill Road, Otara on Friday June 26 2020. If you wish to pay your respects and share your stories bookings will commence from 12pm on Friday 26 June 26 2020 onwards. For any further information contact Toru Kirianu 021 0896 7966 Angie Kirianu 021 045 7100. Funeral service Monday June 29 2020 at 11am Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe. Burial service 2pm Monday June 29 2020 at Manukau Memorial Gardens,361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe Plot directions, Main entrance, first turn left Section 13, site J13.

June 22
Tumutoa, Diana. Beloved daughter, grand-daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunty and godmother Diana Takina Wichman Tumutoa passed away peacefully on Friday June 19 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Nooke and Teremoana Tumutoa, oldest sister of Erica, Demi, Henry and Paloma. Family service Thursday June 25 2020 6pm at Manihiki Hall, 42 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara, Auckland (light refreshments). Her body will travel back to be buried in Rarotonga on Saturday June 27 2020. For any further queries, please contact Teremoana Tumutoa- 021-267-1121 Mii Munukoa - (09) 273-0270 Erica Tumutoa - 021-042-0880.

June 15
HOSKING, Margaret. Sunrise February 1 1951, sunset June 15 2020, 6:10pm NZT in Wellington, New Zealand. Margaret was a loving wife to Tereapii Varani Pirani Hosking, mother to Te Pa and Sandrina Kelly, feeding mother to Jerome, grandmother to Siana, Kiarn, Te Pa, Noah and Armon, sister of six siblings, and a loving in-law, aunty, grand aunty, teacher and friend to many For any funeral inquiries please contact Eddie Rakanui +64226246441 Vanessa Nahona +64212633306.

June 13
PUPUKE, Cecilia. Pupuke Cecilia Makita (Pepepuna) also known as Daniella MacFarland passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday June 6 2020. Daughter of the late Taepae Nikoro and Kotipi Tuteru Turia Makita and sister to her 18 siblings. Her body will be at 7 Anderson Ave, Glen Innes until Monday June 15. All are welcome to visit and pay their last respects. Family and funeral Service will be at 7 Anderson Ave, Glen Innes, Auckland on Tuesday June 16 at 12pm followed by burial at the Mangere Lawn Cemetery, 85 McKenzie Rd, Mangere, where her body will be laid to rest with her sister Paria. Please all communications to her sisters Tohoa Tuteru - 09 5746102 Morara Makita - 0272208076.

June 10
MAREANGAREU, Moko Moko taiia Mareangareu passed away in Auckland, New Zealand. Grandson of the late:(pa moko) Mareangareu and (Timirae) Tunganekore. Son of the lateTaiia nd Aerenga Mareangareu. Dearly loved husband of Susie Fasine Mareangareu. Cherished father of Lisapeta,Ann and Moko Jnr father-in-law of Kakeb Wilson. Grandfather of his beautiful grandchildren. Loved uncle of all his nephews and nieces. Sunrise September 28 1968. Sunset June 9 2020. Family service Thursday June 11 2020 7pm. Funeral service Friday June 12 2020 funeral service at 11am. Both services will be at 201 Buckland Road, Shiloh Church Mangere East. At his wish Moko's body will be cremated. Contact sister Mary on 0210616355.

June 2
MATAI, Tereapii Dearly beloved husband, father, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend passed away on the evening of May 31 on Rarotonga. Funeral Wednesday June 3. His body will make its final journey home to Matavera at 10am where it will rest until his burial. Family service will on Wednesday evening at 6pm at his home in Matavera. Final burial service at 12pm Thursday June 4. Further enquiries please contact: Teremoana Punua 57-265 Tutai Parima 73-833.

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Revised: July 1 2020