Rosita Noble Cabotaje (Navarro), 80

Rosita Noble Cabotaje, 80, of Kahului, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2017, under the care of Islands Hospice, with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 28, 1936, in Paia

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Christ the King Catholic Church; mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.; burial will follow, 12:30 p.m., at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.

Rosita attended grade school at Holy Rosary, and in 1955, graduated from St. Anthony High School. She worked at the Royal Lahaina Hotel, starting as a bus girl, waitress, baker and retired in 1998 as PBX Operator. She loved spending time with her family, traveling – especially to Vegas, watching pro tennis, baking, cooking and volunteering her services to the community (she received the Easter Seals Humanitarian award).

She is survived by her daughters, Gloria, Melissa Vida (Earl Sr.), Lena Mendez; six grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother, Rodney Navarro; sisters, Loreta Baza, Carmen Brinkley (Joe Sr.), Filey Navarro, Juanita Soto, Lillian Spragan; and sister in law, Pat Blair. She was predeceased by her husband, Simeon Cabotaje; and brother, Albert Navarro.

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