Melchora “Mely” Gonzales Teneza, 71

Melchora “Mely” Gonzales Teneza, 71, of Kihei, passed away on April 19, 2018 at her home under the care of her loving family and Hospice Maui.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Nakamura Mortuary; with prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Teneza will be laid to rest in Luna, La Union, Philippines.

Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.

Mrs. Teneza was born in Luna, La Union, Philippines on January 6, 1947 to Cata-lino and Luisa (Lomboy) Gonzales.

She worked in the planting department of HC&S.

She is predeceased by her husband, Juan Teneza, whom she met, as a picture bride – coordinated by her Aunt, while they worked at HC&S and Melchora was in the Philippines.

Melchora leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, John (Joseflor), Jeffrey (Maria Antonette), and Jerry James (Edith) and her grandchildren Kerwin, Kim, Karl, Jane, Janel, Jill, Jeff II, Jerry Jr, Jaden, and Jiselle and her sister Rosalina Nones.

She was very outgoing and friendly, loved to travel and was a good baker of Filipino treats.

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