Petra Cosma Esmeralda, 90

Petra Cosma Esmeralda, 90, of Wailuku, passed away at home under Hospice Care on April 14, 2013. She was born on June 29, 1922 in Kealeku, Hana, Maui.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Anthony’s church in Wailuku, with visitation from 9:00 am, with Mass at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Matias “Maxie” Esmeralda, sons, Peter (Joan) Valdez, Michael Valdez and Patrick Valdez; daughters, Loretta Mendez, Sylvia (DeLima) Valdez, Barbara Awa, Patricia (Thomas) Texeira, Theresa Valdez, Debbie (Allen) Arakawa and Suzette Esmeralda; brothers, Marion Cosma, Francis Cosma and Anthony Cosma; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Tanya (James Jones) Esmeralda and grandchild, Thomas Gregory Texeira, Jr.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunty. Her greatest virtues were love and patience. She had a great devotion to our Lord and Blessed Mother and prayed the rosary daily. She will be truly missed and always in our hearts and memories.

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